Comedian-in-Chief Barack Obama Hosts White House Dinner


President Barack Obama turned the tables on his haranguers in the media and in Congress at a star-studded dinner Saturday night, taking smiling pot shots at some of his most persistent critics.

Obama barraged the gridlock in Congress, the Nevada ranchers controversy, Chris Christie’s alleged traffic jam and Fox News at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at the Washington Hilton, where correspondents of major media outlets and prominent political figures gathered for a light-hearted night in a city not known for its levity.

“The Koch brothers bought a table here this evening but they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front. Good evening, Fox News,” Obama said.

The president called out some prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives, where he has seen some of the most hostile opposition to many of his policies. “I’m feeling sorry for the Speaker of the House as well. These days…

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