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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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Kaepernick Condemns Police Brutality, Backs Racial Justice

Kaepernick Condemns Police Brutality, Backs Racial Justice

Two days removed from choosing to sit down during the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was adamant that he will continue to take a seat during future renditions of "The...

Suspect Arrested in Walnut Creek Fatal Shooting: Police

Suspect Arrested in Walnut Creek Fatal Shooting: Police

Authorities on Sunday evening made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man in Walnut Creek a day earlier, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department.

Giants Turn on the Power in Victory Over Braves

Giants Turn on the Power in Victory Over Braves

A day after scoring just one run, the Giants erupted for a baker's dozen in a 13-4 win over the Braves Sunday at AT&T Park.

Better Sleep = Better Grades

Better Sleep = Better Grades

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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...

CHP Officers Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man on Highway 101

CHP Officers Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man on Highway 101

A stretch of U.S. Highway Route 101 in Belmont was closed early Sunday after an officer-involved shooting entangled California Highway Patrol officers and a knife-wielding man, CHP officer John Fransen said.