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Trump Pals Around With the Media

Something of a truce for the night as president attends his first Gridiron Dinner, drops one-liners

(Newser) - President Trump engaged in a good-natured duel of one-liners with political rivals and the press at the annual Gridiron Dinner, reports the AP , largely putting aside his ongoing criticism of the media Saturday night. "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. It's not even close," said... More »

Obama: Sorry, Joe Biden Is 'Too Young to Be Pope'

Riffs on Woodward, sequester at Gridiron

(Newser) - President Obama put in his second appearance of his presidency at the Gridiron Club last night, lamenting the not-so-funny consequences of the sequester, his vice president, his administration's weird tiff with Bob Woodward, and more. Highlights, as per Politico , CNN , and the AP :
  • On the Woodward ruckus: "Now
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Obama Yuks It Up at Gridiron

And Mitch Daniels has some fun with the president

(Newser) - The Boss' hit "Born in the USA" greeted President Obama as he took the stage for the first Gridiron Dinner of his presidency, and the jokes went on from there, reports Politico . A rundown of the highlights (or lowlights) of the posh annual media dinner:
  • On Haley Barbour's heft:
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Palin: If I'd Won, Biden Would Be Going Rogaine

Would-be veep cracks on herself at journalists' dinner

(Newser) - Sarah Palin poked fun at herself in a speech to the Gridiron Club last night, drawing laughter when she announced she "came down from my hotel room and I could see the Russian Embassy." Other knee-slappers:
  • The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate joked that she had originally thought
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Palin Will Headline Gridiron Dinner

Former Alaska governor accepts invitation to speak at group's winter dinner

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to speak at the Gridiron Club's winter dinner. She'll address the high-profile journalists' group at its Dec. 5 gathering; Rep. Barney Frank is the Democratic speaker. Though Palin is making a series of appearances to promote her book, Going Rogue, the Gridiron dinner is... More »

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