Punchlines ripped from the headlines

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM EST

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 11:32 AM EDT

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 04:47 AM EDT

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 10:27 AM EDT

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 11:02 AM EDT

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 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...

Top Stories
3 World Police Games Competitors Critically Hurt

3 World Police Games Competitors Critically Hurt

Three competitors were critically injured in a cycling crash at the World Police and Fire Games, Prince William County police said.

Mansion Murder Suspect Fires Lawyer; Hearing Delayed

Mansion Murder Suspect Fires Lawyer; Hearing Delayed

A court hearing for the man who has been charged with the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion was delayed Thursday when the defendant fired his lawyer.

All Clear Given at Washington Navy Yard

All Clear Given at Washington Navy Yard

U.S. Capitol Police have given the all clear at the Washington Navy Yard after the report of a shooting Thursday morning, triggered vivid memories of a 2013 deadly mass shooting at the naval installation.

Flight to D.C. Diverted After Report of Passenger Threats

Flight to D.C. Diverted After Report of Passenger Threats

A plane headed to Dulles International Airport from St. Louis, Ohio was diverted Thursday after reports that a disruptive passenger made threatening statements.

Child Severely Beaten for Taking Birthday Cake

Child Severely Beaten for Taking Birthday Cake

A boy is in critical condition after his mother's boyfriend handcuffed him and beat him severely because he was angry the child took a piece of birthday cake, police say.

Ex-DC Police Officer Sentenced for Money Laundering

Ex-DC Police Officer Sentenced for Money Laundering

A former Metropolitan Police Department detective was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday after using money from a drug conspiracy to buy cars and a motorcycle.