Colbert for president (again)
January 12th, 2012
08:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Colbert for president (again)

(CNN) - Faux-news host and comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday night he was launching his second run for president in South Carolina.

"I'm proud to announce I plan to form an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my candidacy in the United States of South Carolina," Colbert said at a taping of his show Thursday evening.
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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert backs Rick 'Parry' for prez
August 10th, 2011
08:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Stephen Colbert backs Rick 'Parry' for prez

Washington (CNN) - It's not a typo. Comedian Stephen Colbert wants America to vote for Rick Parry - that's right, Parry with an "A."

In the first released ad by his "super" political action committee, Colbert urged Iowa voters to write in "Rick Parry" at the Ames straw poll on Saturday, suggesting in a satiric nod that he's throwing his weight behind Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for president.
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Filed under: Rick Perry • Stephen Colbert
Colbert laughing all the way to the PAC
June 30th, 2011
04:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Colbert laughing all the way to the PAC

Washington (CNN) – It was no joke Thursday at the Federal Election Committee hearing as Comedian Stephen Colbert gained approval to start his "superPAC" by a 5-1 "media exemption vote."

But in the crowd outside the FEC's headquarters following the vote it was clear the host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central had a straight-faced delivery and this matter of election fundraising regulation had some laughing – and throwing money.
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Filed under: FEC • Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging
April 13th, 2011
08:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging

(CNN) - It was a remark seemingly made for late-night TV comics: Sen. Jon Kyl's claim that abortion is "well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does."

When the actual figure turned out to be 3%, his office released a statement clarifying that Kyl's figure was "not intended to be a factual statement."

Enter Stephen Colbert. The Comedy Central host lampooned the line on last night's show... but it turns out he was just getting started.
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Filed under: Jon Kyl • Stephen Colbert
October 30th, 2010
06:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Stewart and Colbert fans in D.C.: Serve us up sanity, not Tea

Washington (CNN) - Ethan Williamson traveled from Wilmington, North Carolina, to the nation's capital Saturday with a clear message in mind: To support sanity in politics.

Williamson, 45, was just one of the thousands who ventured to the National Mall in Washington to see the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" - the brainchild of Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
October 30th, 2010
03:18 PM ET
October 30th, 2010
09:22 AM ET
4 years ago

Stage set on National Mall for Stewart, Colbert rally

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Comedy Central funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold a rally on the National Mall Saturday, putting a satirical spin on partisan politics three days before midterm elections.

Stewart and Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" is scheduled to start at noon.

They announced the rally in September, less than three weeks after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck hosted a much-publicized "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall, urging large crowds to "turn back to God" and return America to the values on which it was founded.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
October 29th, 2010
05:50 PM ET
4 years ago

'Sanity' supporters flocking to Washington

Washington (CNN) - Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and the "March to Keep Fear Alive" on the National Mall on Saturday, with thousands expected to flood in from across the country.

The event comes months after conservative Fox News host Glenn Beck held a "Rally to Restore Honor" in Washington, in which thousands of conservatives and Tea Party faithful attended.

While Stewart has insisted that the rally is not a result of Beck's march, the event's Web pages appear to copy the look of Beck's event, and many say it's a direct response to Beck's often-controversial comments.

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Filed under: Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
September 26th, 2010
10:03 AM ET
4 years ago

House leader says Colbert testimony was 'not appropriate'

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said comedian Stephen Colbert embarrassed himself last week when he testified before Congress.

"I think his testimony was not appropriate," Hoyer told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

Colbert, the popular host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, spoke in character before members of a House judiciary subcommittee Friday to bring attention to the conditions facing undocumented farm workers. Colbert often spoke sarcastically, prompting laughter in the hearing room and drawing Republicans' scorn.

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Filed under: Steny Hoyer • Stephen Colbert
September 24th, 2010
04:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Colbert fallout, if any

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Washington (CNN) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who invited Stephen Colbert to testify before her subcommittee, slipped out before we could talk to her.

Her spokesman says she ran to catch a flight at Dulles airport.

The only on the record comment his from Lofgren spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is "the hearing stands on its own."

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Filed under: Stephen Colbert • Zoe Lofgren
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