April 28th, 2013
01:06 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Best White House Correspondents' Dinner zingers

All presidents have to put up with a daily barrage of jokes at their expense, but it's not too often that they get to turn the tables. The White House Correspondents' Dinner, unofficially dubbed "nerd prom," offers one of those rare opportunities. President Obama finally got to let loose and make some jabs at a captive room of reporters, politicians, and celebrities. Check out some of our favorite zingers from the president and host Conan O'Brien.

Obama rips on GOP

President Obama looked like he enjoyed bringing up last year's election to his right-wing opponents. See his jab at the GOP, and watch Newt Gingrich's reaction.

Obama lets his hair down

First lady Michelle Obama's bangs seemed to get more publicity than the president got when she debuted her look in January. See the president hop on the bandwagon.

Hollywood Look-alikes

Conan O'Brien describes Washington's movie doppelgangers. See which D.C. power players he says look like Grandpa Munster, tan mom, and Ralphie from "A Christmas Story."

Obama roasts himself

President Obama turns his jokes on himself, saying he's not "the strapping young Muslim socialist" that he used to be. Hear him descibe his "rookie mistakes."

Conan checks CNN

Correspondents' Dinner Host Conan O'Brien rips into CNN and its ratings. See Piers Morgan react when he's called out by name.

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  1. 1608®

    No news here, all reporters are on blog duty.

    April 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    @Victoria, I see you found Papa Bobcat. I'm glad. Happy 21st Birthday tomorrow!!! Love, Mom

    April 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. little mister©

    And then there was silence

    April 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brad`

    I don't really care for any, i mean ANY politician.. They are ALL corrupt, liars, and only care about their wallets and the wallets of their supporters/backers/liars/ etc.. Bush was a BAD man for just thinking about bailing out some big business for billions... while many businesses were bailed out for trillions.. of course there's a double standard, bashing anyone is ok, but if they happen to be black or to be p/c "african american" its "RACIST" to criticize.. I can't feel for sorry for any politician/famous/rich person.. they all made their bed.. er.. their paid help did.. now they sleep in it, and eat in it.. and we as average americans get the crumbs.. things will NEVER change.. so get used to the suck

    April 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I asked God for a bike. I know he doesn't work that way. So I stole one and asked Jesus for forgiveness.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    I just love the idiot that plays both ends and the middle. Has no sense if compassion for anybody. Probably an athiest. They condemn the very thing that makes them a free iindividual, and stabs government till it bleeds out. Probably not even a low information voter, usually a lazy, lame, apathetic that doesn't want to or even know how to vote. These are the ones always looking and waiting to have everything dished out on a silver platter to them. Those days are surely comming to an end. Keep a watchfull eye on this post, because the Marxists will delete it.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. OH NO

    Hmm. No new blog posts today. I guess we'll have to amuse ourselves with the ticker at the top of thed screen.

    Obama called NBA player who came out. Asked him if he'd like to go out for drinks some time. Maybe dinner. Dancing.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Dinner and dancing? Absurd. Now you are trying to infer that the POTUS is gay? Even more absurd.

      April 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      A friend of mine shook hands with Obama, he says Obama's hands are softer than any woman he knows. A man with soft hands just isn't right. Not to mention all that flip flopping and support of gay marriage.

      April 30, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. OH NO

    Gas explosion in Prague today. Must be all that cheese they eat.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      You shouldn't talk like that about our president. Yes, maybe he has soft hands, but that's because he is a good sensitive man. Jason Collins has a picture of the president on his locker. That doesn't mean anything.

      April 30, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's the truth, the truth cares not about your feelings. Maybe your presid and get like Andrew Jaent needs to stop being a soft handed panzy and be more like a man.

      April 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. OH NO

    More cabinet picks expected this week. Must be handing out day passes at the asylum.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. OH NO

    There's a film school in Prague? Who knew.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The many faces of little mister etc

    Cool. I destroyed it.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Um, hey, stu? I don't live on the East Coast. Different time zone, you know?

    April 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Demon Rum Gets Yoo

    I hope everyone's hangovers aren't too bad. A three day weekend might become a four day weekend. Demon rum just in!

    April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Banasys' hub a lucky person.

    April 30, 2013 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. Hamsta

    NChevy is dead and Al Quaeda is still alive, the summer of recovery never happened,the economy is worse than when he first took office, Syria is using chemical weapons on their own people and now we are going in, Obamacare is a massive failure, the only people that benefit fro Obama's presidency is gays, illegal immigrants and welfare recipients. All of those problems in a single sentence and these morons love to watch Obama pat himself on his back as if he is America's saviour. Obama is doing a better job of destroying America than Al Quaeda wishes they could.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
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