Punchlines ripped from the headlines

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.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM CDT

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were supposed to get married this Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial, but the government shutdown put those plans in jeopardy.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM CDT

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...

Top Stories
Bears Release Ray McDonald

Bears Release Ray McDonald

Just two months after signing him to a contract, the Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday morning on domestic abuse and child endangerment charges.

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Game 5

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Game 5

The Chicago Blackhawks have an opportunity to seize the lead in this series on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks, and we have three keys to a Chicago victory in Game 5.

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Former San Francisco 49er-turned-Chicago Bear Raymond McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, Santa Clara police confirmed.

Nine Dead, 34 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

Nine Dead, 34 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

The official start of summertime in Chicago began violently, with nine people dead and at least 34 others injured, including a 4-year-old girl, in shootings across the city.

Memorial Day Parades in Chicago Area

Memorial Day Parades in Chicago Area

Here's a look at some of the many Memorial Day services scheduled to take place around the Chicago Area Monday.

Illinois Democrats Introduce Proposed 2016 Budget

Illinois Democrats Introduce Proposed 2016 Budget

Illinois House Democrats are introducing a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal.