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Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM EDT

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 07:12 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

“The Daily Show” is back! After a two-week break, Jon Stewart and the gang are at it again, and there is a lot to talk about. For instance, the Republican party appears to be facing an identity crisis.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 09:45 AM EDT

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

If Saturday Night Live's musical guest and host this week Justin TImberlake doesn't enjoy his time on the show, he's an even better actor than everyone thinks. Timberlake and his mega-watt smile reprised old...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 01:37 AM EST

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Jon Stewart’s guest on last night’s “Daily Show” was Sandra Day O’Connor, so it makes sense that prior to talking to the retired Supreme Court justice Stewart did a segment on an important case now in front...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

To say President Barack Obama had a rough week on Capital Hill would be an understatement. This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live poked fun at the Commander-In-Chief every chance it could.

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM EST

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

“As of 8 p.m. Central Vatican Time, we are officially popeless,” Steven Colbert declared at the beginning of his segment on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 06:51 AM EST

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” team are covering the sequester in a segment they call “Sequester 2013: Prelude to the Return of the Barter System.”

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 06:39 AM EST

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

After saying the name “Chuck Hagel” in a funny nasal voice a few times, Jon Stewart got to the point: The nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM EST

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

With a nightmare cruise, a papal resignation, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's thirsty rebuttal, the crew at "Saturday Night Live" had plenty of material this...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 08:58 PM EST

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and David Letterman have shared some laughs about the many fat jokes the comedian has made about the lawmaker's ample girth.

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Trump to Take Oath of Office Amid Pomp and Protests

Trump to Take Oath of Office Amid Pomp and Protests

Republican Donald J. Trump, a businessman and former reality TV star, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States. It will cap an unlikely and historic rise for a man who has never before...

Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" to Appear in Court in NYC

Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" to Appear in Court in NYC

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the...

Actors, Mayors Rally in NYC on Inauguration Eve

Actors, Mayors Rally in NYC on Inauguration Eve

Thousands of protesters and some of New York’s biggest names, including Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton and celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez, are expected to attend a "unity rally"...

Timing of Mexico Drug Lord's Extradition Seen as Political

Timing of Mexico Drug Lord's Extradition Seen as Political

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. It's also seen by...

Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why

Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the country's 45th president on Friday and thousands of his supporters from across the country will attend to witness the historic event. They hope his presidency will be the...

Obama Pens Goodbye Letter: 'You Made Me a Better President'

Obama Pens Goodbye Letter: 'You Made Me a Better President'

President Barack Obama offered a final thank you to the American people Thursday in a goodbye letter. In the letter, Obama credits US citizens for being a "source of goodness, resilience, and hope" as he faced...