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COVID-19 Cancels Correspondents' Dinner

Event would have been the first of the Biden administration

(Newser) - For the second year in a row, the White House Correspondents’ Association has called off its annual dinner. COVID-19 was given as the reason, as it was last year. Hundreds of journalists and people in the reigning administrations usually attend the dressy event, which includes speeches, the awarding of scholarships,...

WH Correspondents' Dinner Will Have 2 Headliners

Kenan Thompson will host, Hasan Minhaj will perform

(Newser) - The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is back with a host. Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson will serve as master of ceremonies at the April 25 event at the Washington Hilton, while 2017 featured entertainer Hasan Minhaj will return to that role, per the New York Times . The outlet...

A Very Different Correspondents Dinner Is in the Books

President counter-programs with Wisconsin rally as WHCD goes without a comedian

(Newser) - This year's White House Correspondents Association dinner, once an evening of sharp-edged political humor and celebrities, took place Saturday without a comedian, without the president or anyone from the White House, and without the tension of past events. George Washington and every president since has felt mistreated by the...

Trump 'Orders' White House Officials to Skip Correspondents' Dinner

White House confirms no administration officials will attend

(Newser) - The guest list for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday will look a lot like it did in 2017: Neither President Trump nor those who work for him plan to attend. Just four days before reporters and their guests were to gather at the event to celebrate...

After Trump Slams Comedian, She Responds With One-Liner

'I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist,' writes Michelle Wolf

(Newser) - President Trump took a potshot at a comedian on Tuesday, so he probably shouldn't be surprised that Michelle Wolf has responded in the form of a one-liner. "I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist," Wolf tweeted , a reference to Trump'...

There Will Be No Comedian at Next Year's Correspondents' Dinner

Author Ron Chernow speaking instead

(Newser) - Looks like President Trump won't have to deal with jokes made at his expense at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, because the White House Correspondents' Association didn't invite a comedian. Instead, author Ron Chernow will speak at the annual event, to be held April 27, CNN...

Michelle Wolf Isn't Sorry About Her Press Dinner Jokes

'I wouldn't change a single word'

(Newser) - Michelle Wolf isn't exactly overflowing with contrition amid heavy criticism of her controversial routine at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. "I wouldn't change a single word that I said," the comedian tells NPR in an interview set to air Tuesday. "I'm very...

Trump Slams 'Filthy' Comedian After White House Press Dinner

WHCA chief says remarks were 'not in the spirit of the night'

(Newser) - Michelle Wolf's scathing monologue at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is receiving poor reviews from President Trump and WHCA President Margaret Talev, among many others. Talev tells Politico that Wolf's routine, which included personal remarks about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was just...

Things Got a Little Dicey at White House Press Dinner

With Trump absent, comedian Michelle Wolf went after everybody, showed no mercy

(Newser) - "Good evening, here we are at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner; like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with Trump, let’s get this over with." Thus began Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner monologue, one that Politico terms "bruising" and...

Press Dinner Will Get a Trump Substitute

President says he plans to skip again, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking his place

(Newser) - It looks like President Trump will skip the second White House Correspondents Dinner of his presidency, as he did with the first . In a radio interview Friday, Trump said he'd "probably" avoid the April 28 event because the press is "so bad and so fake," per...

Meanwhile, WHCA Holds Glam-Free Dinner

No Trump and Sam Bee's competing roast siphon the usual celebrity element away

(Newser) - Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years. With President Trump sending his regrets , attention was no longer focused on an in-person roasting of the commander in chief and his humorous...

At Day 100, Trump Rips Media Dinner, Heads for Pa.

First president since Reagan to skip WHCA dinner, instead rallies his base

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, reports the AP , renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans in a rally in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and...

Ditching Press Dinner, Trump Plans Rally Instead

President will head to Harrisburg, Pa., for 'BIG' rally on Saturday

(Newser) - Eschewing tradition in Washington, DC, President Trump on Saturday will become the first commander in chief since Ronald Reagan—who was then recuperating from an assassination attempt—to skip the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and instead will head to Harrisburg, Pa., to hold a rally, reports NBC News . Trump...

White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner

They are 'standing in solidarity' with Trump

(Newser) - It's unlikely they're going to Samantha Bee's roast of President Trump instead, but a month after the president announced he would steer clear of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, White House staff members are following suit. "The staff is standing in solidarity with the president,...

Trump Won't Attend Correspondents' Dinner

Multiple news outlets had already dropped out of the annual event

(Newser) - With trouble already brewing around the event—the Washington Post reports there were calls for news outlets to boycott, and several had already dropped out, according to the Hill —President Trump announced Saturday he wouldn't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. "Please wish everyone well...

Samantha Bee Promises Epic Trump Roast

It's planned for same night as White House Correspondents' Dinner

(Newser) - If Donald Trump chooses to roast journalists, celebrities, and politicians at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, DC, this year, it'll be with the knowledge that he's being brutally mocked not too far away. Samantha Bee of TBS' Full Frontal says she'll host celebrities, journalists,...

Obama's 10 Most Biting Jokes at Annual Dinner

Of course he talked Trump

(Newser) - It was President Obama's final turn at the mic Saturday night in what was his last White House Correspondents' Dinner, and the jokes were rolling. Ten standouts from the president, who spoke to a crowd that included a slew of politicians and plenty of Hollywood's finest: Bryan Cranston,...

Obama: I Can't Wait 'to See Who Koch Bros. Pick'
 Obama: I Can't 
 Wait 'to See Who 
 Koch Bros. Pick' 
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER

Obama: I Can't Wait 'to See Who Koch Bros. Pick'

It's 'nerd prom' time again

(Newser) - Washington feted itself last night with the annual exercise known alternately as the White House Correspondents Dinner or "Nerd Prom," with Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong getting in some of the strongest zingers. "Your hair is so white now," she told President Obama, "it...

Zingers Fly at 'Nerd Prom'
 Zingers Fly 
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WH CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER

Zingers Fly at 'Nerd Prom'

President Obama, Joel McHale crack wise at White House Correspondents' Dinner

(Newser) - The annual media spectacle in which the cadre of reporters assigned to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. throws itself a glitzy party, mingles with Hollywood's bored and/or elite, and gazes deeply into its own navel is in the books. Highlights from the White House Correspondents' Dinner, aka "nerd prom,"...

Racist Security Marred White House Press Dinner
Racist Security Marred
White House Press Dinner
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Racist Security Marred White House Press Dinner

Seema Jilani accuses guards of being biased against her

(Newser) - As a mere spouse of one of the journalists attending the White House Correspondents Dinner, Seema Jilani was only allowed to attend the cocktail hour beforehand. But when she realized her husband had her keys, she figured she could at least meet him down in the foyer. Security guards refused,...

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