• Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Debate, early stages of campaign show power of Fox News as gatekeeper

  • In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 17 Republican presidential candidates made a total of 273 separate appearances on Fox News in May, June and July, according a count by Media Matters for America. Six candidates, Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Rick Perry, have appeared 20 times or more each on Fox or Fox Business Channel in that period, according to the network. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

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  • In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Jim Cramer, left, host of the CNBC "Mad Money" show, is welcomed by host Jon Stewart during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. After hosting nearly 2600 editions, Stewart will sign off for good on Aug. 6.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, FIle)

    10 of Jon Stewart’s highlights from ‘The Daily Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — When he leaves Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Aug. 6 after hosting nearly 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to count. But here are 10 Stewart highlights — both on and off the show — worth remembering:

  • In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, U2 frontman Bono, left, shakes hands with host Jon Stewart during a taping of  "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. Bono brought awareness to his RED organization, which helps to fight AIDS, and spoke about his recent back surgery. After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Stewart will end his show on Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)

    Jon Stewart signing off ‘Daily Show’ fake newscast for real

    NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.