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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...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 01:45 PM CDT

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 03:47 AM CDT

"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 06:33 AM CDT

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 05:56 AM CDT

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 06:14 AM CDT

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 05:06 AM CDT

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 09:10 AM CDT

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 09:10 AM CDT

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 06:30 AM CDT

"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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Judge Rules Illinois Terrorism Suspect Unfit for Trial

Judge Rules Illinois Terrorism Suspect Unfit for Trial

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect who says aliens and Freemasons are after him is not mentally fit for trial.

Person of Interest in Fatal Chicago Apartment Fire Released

Person of Interest in Fatal Chicago Apartment Fire Released

Four people were killed, three of whom were children, in an extra-alarm fire in a South Side apartment complex early Tuesday morning.

Take a Tour Inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville Home

Take a Tour Inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville Home

Ben Zobrist lives and breathes Wrigley Field – literally.

Defending Champs Return for Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Race

Defending Champs Return for Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Race

Bank of America Chicago Marathon champs Tatyanna McFadden and Kurt Fearnley will return to compete for the number one spot during the marathon wheelchair race this year, the organization announced Wednesday.

Embattled Mylan to Expand Programs That Lower EpiPen Costs

Embattled Mylan to Expand Programs That Lower EpiPen Costs

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will...

Jonathan Toews Named Alternate Captain for Team Canada

Jonathan Toews Named Alternate Captain for Team Canada

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is used to playing with a "C" on his chest, but he won't be wearing that letter when he skates for Team Canada at this summer's World Cup of Hockey.