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Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT

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 02:45 PM EDT

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 04:47 AM EDT

"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 07:33 AM EDT

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 06:56 AM EDT

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 07:14 AM EDT

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 06:06 AM EDT

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 10:10 AM EDT

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 10:10 AM EDT

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 07:30 AM EDT

"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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Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died.

Driver Runs Into Gas Pump in Farmington

Driver Runs Into Gas Pump in Farmington

A driver has ran into one of the gas pumps at a station in Farmington, resulting in a fire, police said.

Man Attacks Parishioner During Hartford Church Service: Cops

Man Attacks Parishioner During Hartford Church Service: Cops

Police responded to a Hartford church just before noon on Sunday after a man caused a commotion at church, punched and stabbed the parishioner who tried to escort him out of the house of worship and yelled...

Students Attend First Day at New Sandy Hook Elementary School

Students Attend First Day at New Sandy Hook Elementary School

About 400 elementary school students attended school in Sandy Hook Monday for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Russians Hacked 2 US Voter Databases: Officials

Russians Hacked 2 US Voter Databases: Officials

Hackers based in Russia were behind two recent attempts to breach state voter registration databases, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. One official said the attacks have been attributed to Russian...

Bankruptcy for Hartford Considered Final Option

Bankruptcy for Hartford Considered Final Option

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wouldn't rule out the possibility of the City of Hartford filing for a municipal bankruptcy, but did say he's trying to stave off such a possibility.