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Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 09:38 PM PDT

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Last night was Jon Stewart’s last day as host of “The Daily Show” until Sept. 4 — he’s taking a 12-week break to direct a film — and he dedicated much of the show to telling his viewers how the project...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 04:09 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 08:43 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT

"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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:56 PM PDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

"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...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 09:50 AM PDT

"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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 06:39 AM PDT

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.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT

"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...

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 Warriors Advance to NBA Finals

Warriors Advance to NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors are headed to their second straight NBA Finals after coming from behind to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena...

Protesters Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

Protesters Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

Protesters jumped barricades and interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland.

Olympians Worried About Zika, May Stay Away

Olympians Worried About Zika, May Stay Away

While some athletes are still trying to make it to the Rio Games, there are others already considering throwing in the towel. Another Olympian says he’s very seriously thinking about skipping the Olympics...

FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In: SFPD

FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In: SFPD

An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said.

Director Defends Shooting of Gorilla, Says Zoo Safe

Director Defends Shooting of Gorilla, Says Zoo Safe

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit.

Sanders Visits Church to Court Black Voters

Sanders Visits Church to Court Black Voters

Following a pattern he began in earnest last month in New York by courting black voters at church, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a similar rally in Oakland on Memorial Day, about a...