The Colbert Report
Sequestration & Obama's Sci-Fi Flub
Season 9 • 03/04/2013
Across-the-board spending cuts commence, and Obama mistakenly says "Jedi mind meld."
Budget SequestrationThe Colbert ReportS9
Because Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement over the debt ceiling, Obama's sequester will cripple programs that both sides love.
Intro - 2/28/13The Colbert ReportS9
Pope Benedict XVI fulfills his last day in office, the sequester hangs over America, and speechwriter Jon Favreau discusses working for Barack Obama.
Pope TBD & Souvenir SalesThe Colbert ReportS9
Tailors make three different vestments to fit any incoming papal body shape, and Pope Benedict XVI memorabilia sales skyrocket in Vatican City.
Jon FavreauThe Colbert ReportS9
President Obama's former speechwriter talks about his collaborative writing process and the importance of storytelling versus sound bites.
Colbert Report Consumer Alert - Demonic Goodwill ItemsThe Colbert ReportS9
According to Pat Robertson, evil spirits are suckers for secondhand rayon slacks, broken blenders and classic albums like Ken Snyder's "By Request Only."
The Enemy Within - Dr. Skylar BayerThe Colbert ReportS9
A lonely lady scientist studies the reproductive success of Maine scallops by cutting off their balls.
Kirk BloodsworthThe Colbert ReportS9
Witness to Innocence's advocacy director, Kirk Bloodsworth, discusses DNA evidence testing for death row inmates and his quest to abolish the death penalty.
Texas Gun Training Bill & Free Shotgun ExperimentThe Colbert ReportS9
Representative Dan Flynn wants to trim gun training hours from 10 to four, and grad student Kyle Coplen concocts a social experiment with more guns.
Sequestration & Obama's Sci-Fi FlubThe Colbert ReportS9
The federal government goes on a diet by shaving off two percent everywhere, and President Obama mixes up "Star Wars" and "Star Trek."
Obama's Israel TripThe Colbert ReportS9
Obama tries to wipe out his shameful record of never visiting Israel by visiting Israel, even though it could be awkward with Romney-fan Benjamin Netanyahu.
Obama's Israel Trip - Michael OrenThe Colbert ReportS9
The Israeli Ambassador to the United States talks about Chuck Hagel's Israel comments and Iran's nuclear position.
Dennis Tito's Mars Flyby MissionThe Colbert ReportS9
Millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito will send a married couple to Mars for the noblest reason there is: impatience.
Intro - 3/5/13The Colbert ReportS9
President Obama says "Aloha" to Israel, and James Franco discusses his film, "Oz The Great and Powerful."
Hugo Chavez & Jon Stewart AnnouncementsThe Colbert ReportS9
The death of Hugo Chavez leaves a huge hole in South American politics, and The Daily Show gears up for a summer without Jon.
James FrancoThe Colbert ReportS9
"Oz The Great and Powerful" star James Franco chats about the "Wizard of Oz" prequel, wicked witches and "The Lord of the Rings."
Voting Rights Act - Julian BondThe Colbert ReportS9
Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond believes that the 1965 Voting Rights Act -- and the 13th Amendment -- should remain in place.
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