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May 19, 2013

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

May 12, 2013

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing...

May 5, 2013

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Apr 14, 2013

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

Apr 8, 2013

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

Jan 20, 2013

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

The crew at Saturday Night Live had fun at the expense of Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong this week, sparing no expense to the confused football player and former American...

Nov 4, 2012

"SNL" Responds to Superstorm Sandy

"SNL" Responds to Superstorm Sandy

"Saturday Night Live" took a break -- mostly -- from spoofing candidates with just four days left in the presidential race, and instead focused on local politics and the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Oct 20, 2012

Veep Debate Gets "SNL" Treatment

Veep Debate Gets "SNL" Treatment

Vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz's take-no-prisoners approach and Joe Biden’s smile and laughs while facing off against Paul Ryan set social media ablaze on Thursday.

Oct 7, 2012

"SNL" Gets Debate Fever, Visit from Big Bird

"SNL" Gets Debate Fever, Visit from Big Bird

Barack Obama forgot to get Michelle an anniversary gift and couldn't handle Denver's high altitude, which is why he stumbled in his first debate against Mitt Romney, according to "Saturday Night Live."...

Apr 16, 2012

SNL’s Campaign Comedy Hopes

SNL’s Campaign Comedy Hopes

With the presidential race down to two, an appearance by Mitt Romney on “Saturday Night Live” could give him – and political humor – a boost.

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