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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 04:24 PM CST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CST

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...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM CST

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Since his departure from the White House, George W. Bush has made few public appearances, but decided to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Tuesday night. In a mostly tongue-in-cheek interview, Leno and...

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM CDT

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.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 03:47 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius over the new health care law Monday. But first, he joked about the online health exchange's glitches and delays.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 09:27 AM CDT

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.

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Trump's Chicago Speech Fuels Further Questions About Health

Trump's Chicago Speech Fuels Further Questions About Health

An uncharacteristically low-tempoed speech in Chicago Wednesday paired with a noticeable congestion has fueled further questions about Trump's health following his infamous debate-night sniffles. Still, his...

Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton For Failing D.C. Bar Exam

Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton For Failing D.C. Bar Exam

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke at Chicago’s Polish National Alliance Wednesday morning, faulting his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for failing the bar exam in...

Englewood Neighborhood Gets First Whole Foods, Starbucks

Englewood Neighborhood Gets First Whole Foods, Starbucks

A new Whole Foods Market will open in Chicago’s Englewood Wednesday, bringing fresh food and much-needed economic development to one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods.

Anti-Trump Graffiti Mars Chicago Building Ahead of Event

Anti-Trump Graffiti Mars Chicago Building Ahead of Event

Hours before Donald Trump's surprise Chicago visit Wednesday, workers were feverishly trying to remove anti-Trump graffiti from the Polish National Alliance building.

Senate Votes to Override Obama's Veto of 9/11 Bill

Senate Votes to Override Obama's Veto of 9/11 Bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon...

2 Charged With Robbing Woman on NW Side

2 Charged With Robbing Woman on NW Side

Two men face charges after they allegedly robbed a woman on the Northwest Side Tuesday morning.