"That's fundraising 101. You don't insult the donors. You don't see Girl Scouts going door to door saying lay off the Tagalongs."
"Get on the school bus kids! Principal Obama says the bridge is 90 percent complete!"
“So what’s going to happen in Washington now? Something?”
“I’m Mitch McConnell, and I approve this message. (No I don’t.)”
“Web page cannot be found. Woo hoo, Obamacare’s a train wreck!”
"This timer right here represents the fast-approaching debt ceiling. So you set that, then ignore it."
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.
“What makes it truly courageous: The bill was his idea, and it’s not really a filibuster.”
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) bring Seattle’s Pike Place Market to Capitol Hill in the latest installment of “Better Know a District.”
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment zooms in on Michigan’s 5th district for a chat with freshman Rep. Dan Kildee (D) about sugar, organized labor, and Madonna.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert takes a closer look at an incident that has received widespread attention this week.
He didn't win the Democratic Senate primary Tuesday, but physicist, "Jeopardy!" champion and Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) is one heck of a thumb war player.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert learned this firsthand when he focused his "Better Know a District" segment on Holt's 12th district this week, to discuss, among other things, the merits of studying every "ology."
Below is video of the segment, which was filmed in advance of Tuesday's primary.
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) sat down with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to talk about the 1963 March on Washington, which he called an "unbelievable day."
"America is a better America because of the March on Washington," Lewis said. "And we are a better people."
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Lewis spoke and Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, will be observed later this month.
Lewis also talked about his graphic novel and even discussed his superpower.
Check out the complete interview below.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert jams to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" all the way to the office of former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert suggests an alternate form of communication for people who don't want to be caught up in government surveillance efforts.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert explains why it was necessary for Transportation Security Administration personnel to apply extra scrutiny to the actor who portrayed Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films and argues for other government agencies to look into the movie franchise's characters.
In the latest installment of "Better Know a District," Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) sits down with Stephen Colbert to discuss gay marriage, President Obama, and changing cat litter boxes.
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert offers his recommendations for how conservatives should respond to gay marriage.
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert devoted his latest "Better Know a District" segment to the home of Yuengling and Crayola: Pennsylvania's 17th district, represented by freshman Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright.
"Forget Benghazi-gate," says Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. "This is Ben Kenobi-gate."
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert praised his older sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch on Thursday, touting her credentials for a South Carolina House seat as he expressed hope that his own professional activities won't tarnish her character.
"It's natural for her to run because she has skills and something to offer society," Colbert said on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." "I am professionally ridiculous. So I just hope that what I do for a living doesn't sully her good character."
A couple of weeks back, we named South Carolina the most interesting state in politics.
And now the state is proving us right. That's because the field for the special election to fill appointed Sen. Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) House seat is nothing short of fascinating.
1. Mark Sanford, a Republican former governor who got caught having an affair with a woman from Argentina. The media began asking questions when his office said his absence was due to "hiking the Appalachian Trail" -- and one of the greatest euphemisms in modern politics was born.
Social media still have nothing on Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Wolf Blitzer.
Twitter and Facebook are great tools for the political junkie, and God knows The Fix team are big fans. But when it comes to the 2012 election, the reach of these social media tools is actually pretty small and isn’t growing very quickly relative to the most popular medium: TV.