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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

De Blasio Seeks Culinary Redemption on ‘Daily Show’

New York’s mayor ate pizza on late-night television last night. He had to, you see, to redeem himself after last month’s “forkgate,” when the city’s new chief was caught feasting on the unofficial foodstuff of the five boroughs with — horror of...

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Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, during an interview on June 27, 2013 in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, during an interview on June 27, 2013 in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Rand Paul on Political ‘Dinosaurs’

“I call it the dinosaur syndrome,” Sen. Rand Paul says. “We have a lot of politicians who have really small brains and really big hearts. And they want to do what’s right, but I don’t think it’s going to work.”...

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Five month-old pigs, nearing their desired market weight, stand in a weaning-to-market barn in Strawn, Illinois.

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Five month-old pigs, nearing their desired market weight, stand in a weaning-to-market barn in Strawn, Illinois.

Christie vs. Paul: LOLYOLO

Stephen Colbert is counting on the Rand Paul-Chris Christie sandbox fight running all the way to the 2016 Republican convention. That’s not likely, of course, so Colbert is having as much fun as possible in the meantime. There’s already a...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

Mark Sanford Down 9 Points in S.C.

  Colbert and politics. It started as a joke — the popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert report running for president of South Carolina and opening his own super-PAC. Now it’s no joke — Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch,...

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch, left, sister of Comedian Stephen Colbert, during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch, left, sister of Comedian Stephen Colbert, during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Colbert Busch: No ‘Party Line’

Elizabeth Colbert Busch won’t win a special election next month in South Carolina by playing up her affiliation with the Democratic Party. Seeking the seat in a Republican-tilting district in and around Charleston, the business development executive and older sister...

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Comedian Stephen Colbert gives a cheers in front of a giant paper mache puppet of himself in Washington.

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Comedian Stephen Colbert gives a cheers in front of a giant paper mache puppet of himself in Washington.

Colbert Raising Money For Sister’s South Carolina Congressional Bid

It’s all in the family. Stephen Colbert is raising campaign funds for an older sister seeking a U.S. House seat in their native South Carolina. The political satirist, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” will appear at a dinner...

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

Obama: Communication `Not Optimal’ After Attack on Americans in Libya

If you need some sleep tonight, you may rest easily drifting off before President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In his sixth appearance on the show — his second as president — Obama mostly sticks...

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