Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart pressed Congress on Tuesday to help sick U.S. veterans who believe they were injured after their exposure to military burn pits while serving overseas.
By Justin Stabley
It took Congress nearly 18 years to pass a permanent bill to compensate responders and survivors. Here's why.
By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News
In our news wrap Tuesday, police in Puerto Rico fired tear gas as protesters set fires in the streets overnight, continuing to demand Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign. A judge issued search warrants for the cell phones of Rossello and members…
By Gretchen Frazee
The vote advances the bill to the full House and came the day after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized lawmakers for failing to ensure the victims' fund does not run out of money.
It’s been nearly two decades since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and many first responders continue to suffer dire health consequences from exposure to hazardous materials at the disaster sites. Meanwhile, Congress still struggles with how to compensate them,…
An angry Stewart said "sick and dying" first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.
By David Bauder, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert began his tenure as host of the CBS "Late Show" Tuesday with a tribute to predecessor David Letterman, a brief conversation with rival Jimmy Fallon and a surprise cameo from Comedy Central buddy Jon Stewart.
By PBS NewsHour
Called the nation's "satirist in chief," Jon Stewart’s comedic rants and skewering of the daily news have had far-reaching influence on media and politics. Now he's leaving The Daily show after 16 years. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Stewart’s impact.
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