Stephen Colbert To Give $800,000 To South Carolina Schools

According to The Associated Press, Stephen Colbert surprised teachers in his native South Carolina recently by announcing that he would fund every single classroom project listed by teachers from the state on the crowdfunding website

It is a gift valued in excess of $800,000.

According to, funds for the donation will come from the sale of The Colbert Report’s desk and fireplace, which were raffled off online late last year. Matching funds will come from ScanSource and The Morgridge Family Foundation’s Share Fair Nation.

Colbert, who is a member of the board, made the announcement on a live video feed to the students of Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina on May 7th.–219105

Kalashnikov Diplomacy: Putin Gives Unusual Gift To Egyptian President

Vladimir Putin met with Egyptioan President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi rolled out more red carpet in Cairo.

The pair are expected to discuss boosting trade ties and possibly dumping the US dollar, switching to their national currencies for bilateral trade.

One of the biggest deals on the table is a multi-billion euro arms deal, and while there, Putin gave the Egyptian president a Kalashnikov rifle as a gift.