Stephen Colbert's file:
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Stephen Colbert is the host of The Colbert Report.

Recent statements involving Stephen Colbert

"It turns out that Texas has an $18 billion budget shortfall and can't afford its new science textbooks."

John Paul Stevens is the only Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recent stories featuring Stephen Colbert

Colbert goofs on Texas schools, Thomas Jefferson:

Colbert asked Don McLeroy, a former chairman of the State Board of Education, why he wanted to yank Jefferson from schoolbooks. Not so, McLeroy replied.

The Texan had a point.

Statements about the budget shortfall fall short:

Texas is $27 billion short of what agencies say they need to continue current services — a hard number on the shortfall that’s been talked about for months, giving us a chance to review statements that didn't hold up.

Phoenix as kidnapping capital tops reader favorites:

When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.

"Pardon me, but your bias is showing!":

Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time.

He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.

Colbert: 'Who are these PolitiFact guys?':

The Colbert Report does a segment on our fact-checking. And no, we're not Russian.

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