The New Yorker You only need spend ten minutes at the annual White House Correspondents Association to discern the permeability between journalists and those they cover. There’s a mutual desire to please that, especially in Washington, makes access a prized possession. Show More Summary
Once, and only once, in 2011, have I attended the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., on the grounds, as I explained then, that Voltaire is said to have cited when he declined a second invitation to an orgy: once a philosopher, twice a pervert. Show More Summary
The White House Correspondents’ Association unveiled a set of “principles and practices” Saturday in search of “meaningful and consistent access to the President and his or her aides whenever and wherever they conduct the public’s business.” The...Show More Summary
s When they're not fawning over President Obama at their annual dinner, the White House Correspondents Association has protested the White House trying to limit any independent photography of its events. But even outside the White House,...Show More Summary
President Obama will make up for the poor optics of attending the White House Correspondents Association dinner while Baltimore burned by throwing a lavish state dinner tonight. Tomorrow’s Orioles-White Sox game at Camden Yards will be played in front of an empty stadium, which technically will make the Marlins the home team. Show More Summary
I was at the White House Correspondence Association Dinner this weekend. As you can probably imagine, it is a fairly ridiculous affair, with celebrities, political celebrities, hangers on and one massive ballroom jammed so tight with tables that you literally have a hard time backing your seat out even to stand up. Show More Summary
Over the weekend, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick attended the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and managed to make headlines for doing what people are supposed to do: ogling the attractive, provocatively clad supermodel Chrissy Teigen. The husband of the model, singer John Legend, busted him on Twitter with a sly Spygate reference. Spy […]
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EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH WASHINGTON: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “Everyone knows the White House Correspondents Association dinner is broken. What started off decades ago as a stately formal celebration of the best of presidential reporting has morphed into a four-day orgy of everything people outside the Beltway hate about life inside the Beltway—now […]
Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom." The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become a celebrity...Show More Summary
In a joke-packed speech to the White House Correspondents' Association, Obama got so "angry" at climate deniers that he scared off his "anger translator."
Michelle Obama wore Zac Posen. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen wore Zuhair Murad. Actress Lucy Liu ware Naeem Khan. But ask “Who are you wearing?” of the typical guest mingling at the White House Correspondents’ Association pre-parties — the journalists, flacks, political staffers and spouses who probably don’t have an army of stylists at their disposal — […]
The woman who enraged viewers of last night's White House Correspondents Association Dinner for furiously texting on her cell phone while the National Anthem was playing has been identified. She is Washington Post reporter Helena Andrews. Her strange excuses for her disrespect is sure to anger people even more.
So the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner was Saturday. And yes, no one is quite sure exactly what it is. It's a dinner with the president and a bunch of rich, maybe powerful people. Among those popular, powerful people...Show More Summary
Perhaps New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was drawing up plays in his head as he stood on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday night in Washington, D.C. It looked as if he could have been doing that or perhaps considering the Patriots’ moves in the NFL draft later […]
At the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night in DC, President Obama used devastating humor to express rare passion and anger over climate science denial. The video is must-see. The post Obama Finally Gets Angry At Climate Science Deniers And It’s Hilarious appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Cecily Strong takes the podium at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 25) in Washington, D.C. The 31-year-old Saturday Night Live castmember made jokes for more than 20 minutes about everything from President Obama to Fox News. When speaking about the Secret Service, she said, “The [...]
Cecily Strong, the host of last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner got in a few one-liners aimed at the media, including: MSNBC shows so many prison documentaries they’re making Ed Schultz get a tear-drop tattoo. Fox News is here. Show More Summary
Whatever Cecily Strong was going to say about President Obama at the 2015 White House Correspondents Association dinner, there was no way it would sting as much as what he inadvertently said about her.