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Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 08:45 AM PDT

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's first...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM PDT

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

For hosts of late night TV, there is one positive aspect to the current government shutdown over past couple of nights: the jokes. Hosts turned the situation that has left 800,000 U.S.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

If you've been confused about how the Affordable Care Act works, the presidential press conference that opened the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" at least attempted to quell those concerns.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to David Letterman Monday night that he doesn't know whether his wife, Hilary Clinton, is planning a run for the White House in 2016. Instead, the former president said he...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 03:56 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart returned as host of "The Daily Show" after a three-month break to shoot and direct the independent film "Rosewater" in Jordan.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was Monday night's guest on "The Daily Show" where he continued his attacks on the Affordable Care Act.

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 03:06 AM PDT

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Just after President Barack Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show" and had a candid conversation with Jay Leno on a range of topics, "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon began with a sketch of a conversation between the...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with Hillary...

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

President Barack Obama, the joke's on you.

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 at 04:30 AM PDT

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

Just as "The Daily Show" thought things were quiet on the election front, reports began to surface about potential 2016 presidential contenders. And "The Daily Show" wasn't happy about it as it aired clips...

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Iconic Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel Dies at 66

Iconic Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel Dies at 66

Iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, known as "El Divo de Juarez," has died at the age of 66, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Sunday.

Teen Shot, Killed After Church Parking Lot Fight

Teen Shot, Killed After Church Parking Lot Fight

An 18-year-old was shot and killed during a physical altercation in a church parking lot Sunday in Riverside, authorities said.

Flag Lowering to Honor Irvine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Flag Lowering to Honor Irvine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A formal "flag-lowering" ceremony will be held at an Orange County university Monday to honor an alumni killed in Afghanistan.

Family Displaced in Fullerton Apartment Fire

Family Displaced in Fullerton Apartment Fire

A firefighter fell from a ladder while battling a blaze in Fullerton Saturday morning and had to be taken to the hospital, officials said.

Trump Could Clarify Policy in Speech on Wednesday

Trump Could Clarify Policy in Speech on Wednesday

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise...

Lt. Gov. Newsom on Guns and Ammo

Lt. Gov. Newsom on Guns and Ammo

Lt. Gov. Newsom talks Prop 63, a gun and ammunition control initiative on California’s November ballot.