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Stephen Colbert honors Boston's history of unshakable strength in his opener -- VIDEO

Back with a new episode last night, Stephen Colbert took a moment before he started the show to say that his thoughts and prayers were with the people of Boston. He then gave a passionate speech about all of the ways Boston has proven its strength, citing Aerosmith’s longevity and the pilgrims being so tough they had to buckle their hats on. ”Here’s what I know, these maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston, but all they can ever do is show just how good those people are,” he concluded.

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Stephen Colbert sets up Twitter account for Bill Clinton, has former prez dictate very first tweet

Tonight’s Colbert Report featured a suave, handsome icon beloved by millions for his political leadership and activism… as well as William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States.

Though the conversation between Clinton and Colbert — filmed at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University, an annual meeting for college students and youth organizations — was certainly entertaining, it was also fairly predictable. Clinton was chatty and charming as always, while Colbert kept struggling valiantly not to be taken in by his guest’s charisma.

Near the end of the talk, though, Colbert had an actual surprise for Clinton: He had taken the liberty of setting up a brand-new Twitter account for the former president, who generally steers clear of social media. And while most of the monikers Colbert tried to snag were already taken, “@PrezBillyJeff” just happened to be free. (Who woulda thunk it?) Clinton, ever the good sport, proceeded to dictate his first-ever tweet to Colbert from the stage; you’ll find that special message below. READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly doesn't feel that strongly about gay marriage and Stephen Colbert is DEVASTATED! -- VIDEO

In case you missed it, a lot of people are pro-gay marriage right now. It’s kind of the thing. This includes Bill O’Reilly, a noted strong feelings-haver who said recently both that “homosexuals” had the “compelling argument” in this week’s Supreme Court cases and that he doesn’t “feel that strongly about [gay marriage] one way or the other.”

This was world-shattering news for Stephen Colbert, who spent his show’s opening monologue working through the Papa Bear Paradox. He started with the flip-flop — “the gayest of all beach sandals” — and ended with goat marriage. America!

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Colbert tackles 3 equally vital stories: Chavez's death, Jon Stewart's hiatus & James Franco's Francosity -- VIDEO

A glooming peace this morning with it brings… at least for members of the Colbert Nation. Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela and “friend of” The Colbert Report, is dead. Stephen Colbert acknowledged the news last night before moving on to an issue that’s just as pressing: Jon Stewart’s upcoming hiatus from The Daily Show. And naturally, these two story nuggets led to a punchline accented by a pretty awesome photo:

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Stephen Colbert is the world's best 'Pope' punster -- VIDEO

Interested in lobbing some Pope-related wordplay in light of Benedict XVI’s recent retirement? Good luck — Stephen Colbert probably already beat you to the punch.

During this segment on last night’s Colbert Report, the fake pundit (and real-life practicing Roman Catholic) revealed that he’s the master of Pope punnery  via references to being “disimpopinated,” having a “popendectomy,” and, perhaps best of all, a franchise called Popemon — complete with an adorable illustration of the Catholic Church’s leader as Ash Ketchum. Hey, if you’ve got to lose, at least you’re losing to the best. Bask in Colbert’s reflected glory here: READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is ...

Submitted by Sys2003:

“These days the gays are accepted everywhere you go. They’re like Visa cards, only thinner.”

 Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday Jan. 30 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Bill Gates on 'Colbert': 'Steve Jobs was always cooler than me' -- VIDEO

Steve Jobs: The popular jock to Bill Gates’s nerdy Chess Club president?

It certainly seems that way. As Stephen Colbert pointed out to the man himself last night, Gates has been working tirelessly for nearly two decades to promote education and eradicate childhood death through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — yet the Microsoft founder has never received the same sort of fawning popular acclaim that Jobs got every time he introduced a smaller iPod.

Gates, to his credit, wasn’t bothered by the question. “He was always cooler than me,” the billionaire told Colbert of Jobs. “He was brilliant. He had his own style, he had his own approach. And mine is I guess a little geekier than his was.”

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Stephen Colbert questions Kathryn Bigelow about torture scenes in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Last night, Kathryn Bigelow stopped by The Colbert Report and addressed the controversy surrounding the torture scenes in Zero Dark Thirty.

“First of all, torture is reprehensible,” Bigelow said. “And I think it’s a very controversial issue. It’s been debated since the early part of 2000. And it’s gonna continue to be debated. And I would call this movie kind of the first draft of history, or maybe the first rough cut of history.”

In the extended interview Colbert pushes further, asking Bigelow if she thinks that the firsthand information given to her was accurate or if it was twisted to make the torture techniques seem worth while.

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Jon Stewart vs. Stephen Colbert: Who had the best inauguration jokes? VIDEO

Comedy Central’s crack fake news team kicked off four more years of Obama jokes last night, when the president’s second inauguration provided a wealth of material for both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Jon Stewart began the evening with a discussion of the day’s main event: Michelle Obama’s awesome new bangs. He also hit on the inauguration itself — which featured an Obama screw-up that must have made Mitt Romney spit out his milk, George Stephanopoulos proving that all tall people look the same to him, and a presidential address that detailed “a healthcare plan designed to kill your white grandparents. Kill ‘em dead!” Pretty solid stuff, though not quite as notable as the fact that the show welcomed Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor just hours after she swore in Vice President Biden. (Someone give The Daily Show‘s guest booker a raise, stat.)

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Stephen Colbert's sister running for Congress in South Carolina, as a Democrat

What will the Colbert Nation make of this?

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, one of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert’s older sisters, will run for Congress in her home state of South Carolina — as a Democrat — according to a report from local newspaper the St. Andrews Patch. This is Colbert-Busch’s first foray into politics; she’s previously worked for various administrative departments at Clemson University. The race for the traditionally Republican seat in the state’s First Congressional District — which runs along the Atlantic coast — is a hotly contested one, with ex-governor Mark Sanford one of several Republicans vying for the seat.  READ FULL STORY

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