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Oct 3, 2013

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...

Nov 14, 2012

Gingrich, Colbert Liken Election to "Billionaire Fight"

Gingrich, Colbert Liken Election to "Billionaire Fight"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich dropped by “The Colbert Report” Wednesday, where he discussed his new book, the election outcome, and how super PACs have turned the presidential election into...

Jul 19, 2012

Newt Gingrich Schmoozes with Snooki on "Tonight Show"

Newt Gingrich Schmoozes with Snooki on "Tonight Show"

The former Republican presidential candidate dropped by the "Tonight Show" on Wednesday, where he discussed politics and the upcoming elections, and had an unexpected meeting of the minds with "Jersey Shore's"...

Mar 12, 2012

"Sarah Palin" Returns to "SNL"

"Sarah Palin" Returns to "SNL"

From former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, this week's "Weekend Update" was all about the Republicans.

Mar 5, 2012

Jay Leno Rates Santorum's Conservatism

Jay Leno Rates Santorum's Conservatism

Mitt Romney's protestations that he was a "severely conservative" governor don't seem to have changed Jay Leno's mind, at least, about just who is the real right-winger in the GOP primary.

Feb 10, 2012

A Primary Race in Flux Means Every Candidate Gets Mocked

A Primary Race in Flux Means Every Candidate Gets Mocked

No GOP presidential candidate except Ron Paul made it out of Jay Leno's monologue Thursday unscathed — but Mitt Romney, whose campaign took a hit with big losses Tuesday, got the brunt of the heat.

Feb 7, 2012

Letterman's Favorite Subway-Riding "Elites"

Letterman's Favorite Subway-Riding "Elites"

Letterman seized on comments Gingrich made at a recent campaign event demonizing New York subway-riding, high-rise-dwelling "elites."

Feb 2, 2012

Colbert Cheers on GOP Slugfest's Negative Turn

Colbert Cheers on GOP Slugfest's Negative Turn

Stephen Colbert wants you to do your part in preparing the Republican presidential candidates for the general election: Talk trash about them.

Jan 31, 2012

Philandering Birds of a Feather

Philandering Birds of a Feather

Jay Leno has an idea of why Herman Cain has thrown his support to Newt Gingrich — and why Gingrich should take the endorsement with a grain of salt.

Jan 27, 2012

Newt Gingrich's Planetary Infidelity

Newt Gingrich's Planetary Infidelity

Jon Stewart has an idea as to why Gingrich is so keen on a moon colony, and it involves some of his historical philandering.

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