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Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert was tapped Thursday as the successor to late-night legend David Letterman's "Late Show" throne. He'll necessarily drop his blowhard-conservative persona from "The Colbert Report" when he heads to the "Late Show" -- but thankfully we won't have to say goodbye to the Colbert character's biting satire until Letterman officially retires in 2015. Revel in five of Colbert's most brilliant moments on the "Report" in the meantime.
Jon Stewart is amazed that Fox News host and "America's oldest hall monitor" Sean Hannity dedicated five whole days to exposing college students' spring break antics, since "you will believe what they found -- 'cause you know."
Attorney General Eric Holder briefly went off-script Wednesday in an appearance at the National Action Network convention in New York City to land another blow in his ongoing feud with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX).
President Barack Obama slammed Congress at a fundraiser Wednesday night for being the "least productive" in modern history, citing the failure of an equal pay bill and the ongoing immigration reform battle.
One of the stars of "Duck Dynasty" advised Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) to work out his affairs in private and focus on his family after video of him kissing a staffer leaked this week, the Monroe News-Star reported Wednesday.
A Republican lawmaker in Missouri who is sponsoring a bill that would mandate women seeking an abortion undergo an ultrasound and wait three days for the procedure defended his measure Tuesday, suggesting a woman getting an abortion should treat it with the same deliberation as shopping for cars or carpeting.