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Late-night's best: Kadafi loses control, Rahm Emanuel's premature victory, Harry Reid on hookers

February 28, 2011 |  9:48 am

Kadafi Gadaffi Gadafi greets a happy president Obama in 2009

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Here's the regular Monday morning collection from the previous week:

Jimmy Fallon: The National Geographic Channel has a new show, an inside look at the Secret Service. It's called "Ruining the Whole Point of the Secret Service." Rahm Emanuel is a happy Chicago pol

Conan O'Brien: Rahm Emanuel wins the Chicago mayoral election. In keeping with Chicago tradition, his victory was announced two weeks ago.

Jay Leno: Congratulations to President Obama’s former aide Rahm Emanuel, elected mayor of Chicago with more than 120% of the vote.

Fallon: Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid wants to outlaw prostitution back in Nevada. Says he wants to keep prostitution where it belongs -- Washington.

David Letterman: Obama plans a $3.7-trillion federal budget? That's not a budget. That's a Tiger Woods pre-nup. What's the deal? Are the feds buying everything from the mini-bar?

Letterman: History note: Remember that story about Abe Lincoln walking three miles to ...

... repay a penny? That makes him the last president to do anything about the debt.Donald Trump is happy too at Sunday's Oscars 2-27-11

O'Brien: A new poll says Donald Trump could beat President Obama in 2012. The poll was taken by a top world polling company, Trump Polls International.

Leno: Big announcement today: South Dakota Sen. John Thune said he will not run for president. I think I speak for all Americans when I say, "Who?"

Fallon: Obama names AOL founder Steve Case to a White House jobs council. Hiring the AOL founder is very expensive. But Obama got a CD-ROM in the mail offering 100 free hours.

O'Brien: Yemen's president says he has no plans to resign. His exact words, “The Oscars are Sunday. I’ve got a palace wide-screen. You do the math.”

O'Brien: The U.S. Embassy is evacuating all remaining Americans from Libya. The mission is called "Operation What the Hell Are You Still Doing in Libya?”

Leno: News reports say that Libya’s Kadafi controls only a small portion of the country. That's like being mayor of Detroit.a World of Warcraft Logo

Letterman: It's so cold in New York I’m shaking like a Middle Eastern dictator. This Kadafi. Doesn't he look like the kinda guy who doesn’t get buzzed into a jewelry store?

Leno: Oil now costs over $100 a barrel. And with all the uncertainty in Wisconsin, Cheez Whiz is up to $80 a barrel.

O'Brien: China gets a "World of Warcraft" theme park. Because for true thrill-seekers, nothing beats the terror of riding a rollercoaster built by children.

Fallon: ChinaLarry King with someone in a lowcut dress and wedding ring, file is building a theme park based on the "World of Warcraft" video game. Unfortunately, each rollercoaster has a sign: "You must be this single to go on this ride."

O'Brien: Larry King says this spring he will go on a national stand-up comedy tour. It's going to be called the “Almost Deaf Comedy Jam.”

Fallon: In Larry King's one-man road show, the audience will get to ask him questions. The No. 1 question he'll get is, "Why are you standing in my yard?"

Leno: In Pennsylvania, someone wrapped like a mummy robbed a convenience store. Police are looking for an Egyptian man between 19 and 5,000 years old.

O'Brien: Texas college students may soon have the right to carry guns on campus. Next semester, I guess every Texas college student will get straight A's.

Letterman: So 84-year-old Hugh Hefner is marrying his 24-year-old girlfriend in August. They've decided to have an open-casket wedding. 


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-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photos: (from top)

President Barack Obama greets Moammar Kadafi in July 2009. Credit: Reuters

Chicago's new mayor, Rahm Emanuel. Credit: Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images

Donald Trump at Sunday's Academy Awards. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Larry King. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters