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Dec 15, 2013

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

Mar 1, 2018

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

As the government shutdown enters its third week, "Saturday Night Live" joked federal furloughs would have left the "Gravity" astronauts reliant on janitors in Houston to keep them alive.

Oct 6, 2013

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

"Saturday Night Live's" opening sketch this week predicted a dark future for America.

Mar 31, 2014

"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.

Mar 11, 2013

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

If Saturday Night Live's musical guest and host this week Justin TImberlake doesn't enjoy his time on the show, he's an even better actor than everyone thinks. Timberlake and his mega-watt smile reprised...

Mar 3, 2013

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

To say President Barack Obama had a rough week on Capital Hill would be an understatement. This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live poked fun at the Commander-In-Chief every chance it could.

Feb 18, 2013

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

With a nightmare cruise, a papal resignation, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's thirsty rebuttal, the crew at "Saturday Night Live" had plenty of material...

Jan 27, 2013

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

Fresh off this week’s inauguration, Barack Obama got the Saturday Night Live treatment in a politically charged episode filled with superstar cameos.

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...

Dec 9, 2012

"SNL" Unveils Fiscal Cliff Deal

"SNL" Unveils Fiscal Cliff Deal

House Speaker John Boehner was, apparently, badly bullied by his fellow Republicans—and President Barack Obama could simply take no more. So, contrary to his political position and beliefs, the president decided...

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PG&E Executives to Appear Before California Regulatory Board
PG&E Executives to Appear Before California Regulatory Board

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Mayor Wants San Jose to Leave PG&E, Create Own Utility

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NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk

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Santa Clara Co. Strike Enters 10th Day, Final Offer on Table
Santa Clara Co. Strike Enters 10th Day, Final Offer on Table

The Santa Clara County workers’ strike reached its 10th day Friday and negotiations remained at a standstill after the county said its final offer was on the table.