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Joel McHale on the set of VGX 2013 on Dec. 7, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Joel McHale on the set of VGX 2013 on Dec. 7, 2013 in Los Angeles.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: McHale Dishes ‘The Soup’

There’s always a joker in the room. At the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, an increasingly star-studded affair, late-night comedians traditionally have served up jokes from the head table — competing with the scripted humor of the president of...

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Ratings: Lowest — FOX Won Cable Views

Updated at 3 pm EST with cable TV ratings The early numbers are in, and they’re pointing to a new record low for TV audiences viewing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Between 21 million and 22 million...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan 14, 2014.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan 14, 2014.

Boehner: Putin a ‘Thug,’ Snowden a ‘Traitor,’ Obama ‘Way Left’

Updated at 12:30 pm EST Guess who won’t be going to Sochi. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he’s never met President Vladimir Putin of Russia, host of the upcoming winter Olympic Games and harborer of the fugitive national...

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Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon perform 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam' on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon perform 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam' on Jan. 14, 2014.

Fallon, Springsteen Born to Jam: Christie ‘Bridgegate’ Spoof

Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor at the center of a scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, claims to be Bruce Springsteen’s fan- in-chief. He probably isn’t too happy with The Boss this morning. Springsteen, a...

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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

Gates Tours with Memoir in Extra Printing, Obama: ‘War Never Easy’

Updated at 4:25 and 4:35 pm EST Retired Defense Secretary Robert Gates is braced for questions about the critique of the White House embodied in his widely sought memoir, “Duty,” that hits the bookstores Tuesday. As part of a media...

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

Giffords Soaring at ‘Top of the Sky’

Updated at 4:05 pm EST It was three years ago today that a gunman stepped into a small crowd where an Arizona congresswoman was greeting constituents and opened fire. Gabby Giffords survived a devastating bullet to the head, but six...

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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

Bush on Bush: ‘Great President’

When George W. Bush endorses Jeb Bush for president, that’s, well, one vote at least. “Jeb should run for president if he wants to. He would be a great president,” the 43rd president said during an appearance on NBC’s “The...

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

‘Ford Nation:’ Reality TV Toronto-Style

First came a mayor’s denial of crack cocaine use. Then a mayor’s admission. The contrition and rehabilitation. Now  comes “Ford Nation:” Starting tonight, Canada’s Sun News network will air a weekly talk show featuring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama’s 40: The New 38?

Updated at 1:10 pm EST with Sunday’s survey President Barack Obama’s approval rating has reached a round number: Forty — in the average of Gallup surveys taken through Sunday. Obama approval rating (Gallup) hit a two year low over the...

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