Couple stalled by government shutdown weds on ‘Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

October 4, 2013

After the federal government shutdown threatened the wedding plans of Washington-area residents Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert took matters into his own hands Thursday.

The couple had planned to wed at the Jefferson Memorial, site of their first date. But the shutdown threw a wrench in their plans. Enter Colbert, who convinced the couple to marry on his faux-news program.

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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Sean Sullivan · October 4, 2013