The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 08/29/2012
Historian Jennifer Burns shares her book, "Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right."
The Colbert ReportS8 Todd Akin's Abortion Gaffe
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin says the female body has natural defense mechanisms against "legitimate" rape, and Iowa's Steve King never heard of statutory rape pregnancy.
The Colbert ReportS8 Andrew Sullivan
Newsweek columnist Andrew Sullivan calls for increased bipartisanship and defends his support for Barack Obama in terms of civil rights and tackling national debt.
The Colbert ReportS8 Colbert Super PAC - Hurricane Isaac & Stephen's Money Convention
Hurricane Isaac disrupts the Republican National Convention speaker schedule, while Colbert Nation prepares for the first Colbert Super PAC Convention.
The Colbert ReportS8 Mitt Romney's Role Model
Mitt Romney will continue the priorities of the James K. Polk administration, like slashing the bloated Tariff of 1842.
The Colbert ReportS8 The Mitt Romney Story
The second-ish night of the Republican National Convention goes on forever, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus plugs the "Mitt Romney story."
The Colbert ReportS8 Ayn Rand & Paul Ryan
Just because Paul Ryan got into politics because of Ayn Rand, and requires his staff to read her, doesn't mean he likes her.
The Colbert ReportS8 America Strikes Back - Episode II - Return of the America Strikes Back, Again
Part Two of The Report's "Star Wars" tribute to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The Colbert ReportS8 The Mitt Romney Story - Ann Romney's GOP Convention Speech
Ann Romney shares a story of living hand-to-phone-to-stockbroker-to-mouth, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brings home Ann's message of love.
The Colbert ReportS8 Jennifer Burns
Stanford University Professor Jennifer Burns discusses Ayn Rand's influence on right-wing politics, her creation of objectivism, and her denunciation of Ronald Reagan.
The Colbert ReportS8 Paul Ryan's Misleading GOP Convention Speech
Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan delivers a speech that is more about big ideas than it is about facts -- ideas like "Lying is handy."
The Colbert ReportS8 Jon Huntsman Pt. 1
Governor Jon Huntsman skips the Republican National Convention to talk about campaign finance, Republican policies and the presidential election.
The Colbert ReportS8 Jon Huntsman Pt. 2
Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman explores campaign finance reform, trust in government, and the future of the Republican Party.
The Colbert ReportS8 The GOP Convention & Mitt Romney's Minority Appeal
Minority speakers emerge at the GOP convention, but one poll says Mitt Romney has zero percent support from black voters.
The Colbert ReportS8 America Strikes Back - Episode III - The Phantom Money
Part Three of The Report's "Star Wars" tribute to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The Colbert ReportS8 America Strikes Back - Episode IV - A New-ish Hope
Part Four of The Report's "Star Wars" tribute to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The Colbert ReportS8 The GOP Convention's Mystery Speaker
There has not been a political speech as powerful as Clint Eastwood's since the famous Lincoln-Bookshelf debate.
The Colbert ReportS8 The GOP Convention's Mystery Speaker - Clint Eastwood's Chair
The most sought-after Republican National Convention guest, Clint Eastwood's empty chair, shares what it was like working with Clint and dodges facts about unemployment rates.
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