12:08 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 01/13/2012 03:25PM
With some 2012 presidential aspirants considering dropping out after the New Hampshire and Iowa caucuses, one hopeful is just now throwing his hat into the ring.
Stephen Colbert announced his bid for "candidacy for the president of the United States of South Carolina" on Thursday's The Colbert Report, the satirical Comedy Central news show on which he poses as a conservative political pundit.
Colbert, 47, is polling at 5 percent in his home state, ahead of longstanding candidate Jon Huntsman.
The TV host's previous attempt to get on the ballot in South Carolina, for the 2008 election, was blocked by Democratic Party officials.
Originally posted 06/24/2011 01:30PM
When it comes to Stephen Colbert's biases, there's no doubt the man's a cat lover.
The host of The Colbert Report has been spotted reading Cat Fancy, has launched the career of psychic cat correspondent Christiane Aman-purr, and now, the leader of Colbert Nation has launched a national campaign asking, "Have you seen our cat?"
Originally posted 04/02/2011 04:15PM
Originally posted 05/06/2008 09:00AM
Here's a newsflash with "truthiness" written all over it.
Stephen Colbert and will.i.am earned top honors at this year's Webby Awards, the group announced Tuesday.
The awards – now in their 12th year and widely considered to be the "Oscars of the Web" – recognize excellence in Web sites, online film and video, interactive advertising and mobile Web sites.
Originally posted 12/21/2007 10:00AM
Note to politicians: Prepare to be mocked.
Originally posted 11/05/2007 01:15PM
After his bid to be included on the presidential primary ballot in his native South Carolina was blocked last week, a "shocked and saddened” Stephen Colbert has vowed to fight on – after he stops crying.
"I want say to my supporters, this is not over," Colbert proclaimed in a statement released Monday. "While I may accept the decision of the Council, the fight goes on! The dream endures! ... And I am going off the air until I can talk about this without weeping."
Originally posted 11/01/2007 02:15PM
Stephen Colbert's campaign to win the White House is no longer a laughing matter: The Comedy Central star has filed to have his name on the ballot in his native South Carolina.
Only executives with Colbert's chosen party, the Democrats, voted not to include him in the race, executive council director Joe Werner tells CNN.
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