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Hillary Clinton appears on the 'The Colbert Report' with Stephen Colbert in this April 17, 2008 file photo in Philadelphia.

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Hillary Clinton appears on the 'The Colbert Report' with Stephen Colbert in this April 17, 2008 file photo in Philadelphia.

Hillary Clinton: Name-Dropping

What a skit: Stephen Colbert was trashing Hillary Clinton’s memoir, “Hard Choices,” as one big festival of name-dropping. “There is no way on Earth one woman can be in so many places at once,” the host of The Colbert Report...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

State Dinner French Test: ‘Nothing as Good as Brooklyn’

Written with Laura Curtis The first guests to arrive at last night’s State Dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande were actor Bradley Cooper, and his current girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, the British model and actress. They both played it...

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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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Randy Kern, left, and John Rice dress as Star Wars characters for their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center reading of 131 degrees, believed by officials to be about three degree on the high side, as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California.

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Randy Kern, left, and John Rice dress as Star Wars characters for their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center reading of 131 degrees, believed by officials to be about three degree on the high side, as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California.

Flat-Earther Protest: Climate Change More Credible than Round Earth

The members of the Flat Earth Society have a message for President Barack Obama: We’re not a punchline. In a climate-change speech last week filled with poetic imagery of astronauts’ view of Earth and pledges to protect generations to come,...

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The Twitter Inc. page belonging to Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is seen in this screen grab taken on May 2, 2013. Buffett topped 50,000 followers on Twitter as he sent his first message on the social media site.

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The Twitter Inc. page belonging to Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is seen in this screen grab taken on May 2, 2013. Buffett topped 50,000 followers on Twitter as he sent his first message on the social media site.

Warren Buffett ‘Is In The House’ — With More than 270,000 Guests

Updated May 3, 2013, 8:20 am EST Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett are keeping company. With friends like Stephen Colbert. And “where else can you hear from Bill Gates, John McCain, Ellen Degeneres and Usher in one day?” The 43nd...

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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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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

Why South Carolina’s Special Election Is Bizarre

The special election in South Carolina’s Charleston-area 1st District has atypical timing (May 7), will generate low voter-turnout and pits the sister of a television celebrity against a former governor seeking redemption after scandal. Simply put, it’s an unusual race....

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