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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...

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Police Search for Escaped Prisoner at Va. Hospital

Police Search for Escaped Prisoner at Va. Hospital

A manhunt is underway for an armed prisoner who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

1 Killed, 1 Injured Trying to Enter NSA

1 Killed, 1 Injured Trying to Enter NSA

A man is dead after two men dressed as women tried to gain unauthorized entry with a stolen vehicle at a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, Maryland, Monday morning.

Virginia Governor Tries to Woo Indiana Businesses

Virginia Governor Tries to Woo Indiana Businesses

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is courting Indiana businesses in the wake of that state's governor signing legislation that's been criticized as unfriendly to gay and lesbian workers.

U.Md. Women's Basketball Bound for Final Four

U.Md. Women's Basketball Bound for Final Four

The University of Maryland women's basketball team advanced to the Final Four with a 58-48 defeat of Tennessee Monday night.

DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. Lawyers for the federal government are challenging a...

DC AG: Program for Minority Boys Is Legal

DC AG: Program for Minority Boys Is Legal

A new program designed to help minority boys in city schools doesn't violate federal civil rights laws, according to the District of Columbia's attorney general.