• Obama Releases Birth Video at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner
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    Obama Releases Birth Video at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

    President Barack Obama: Tonight, for the first time, I am releasing my official birth video. (Laughter.) Now, I warn you — (laughter) — no one has seen this footage in 50 years, not even me. But let’s take a look. (“Secret Birth Video” plays.) [It’s a clip from the “The Lion King” movie.] (Applause.) Oh, well. Back to square one. (Laughter.) I want to make clear to the Fox News table: That was a joke. (Laughter.) That was not my real birth video. (Laughter.) That was a children’s cartoon. (Laughter.) Call Disney if you don’t believe me. (Laughter.) They have the original long-form version. (Laughter.)

  • President Obama’s Anger Translator at White House Correspondent’s Dinner
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    President Obama’s Anger Translator at White House Correspondent’s Dinner

    I often joke about tensions between me and the press, but honestly, what they say doesn’t bother me. I understand we’ve got an adversarial system. I’m a mellow sort of guy. And that’s why I invited Luther, my anger translator, to join me here tonight. (Laughter and applause.) [LUTHER ENTERS] LUTHER: Hold on to your lily-white butts. (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: In our fast-changing world, traditions like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner are important. LUTHER: I mean, really, what is this dinner? (Laughter.) And why am I required to come to it? (Laughter.) Jeb Bush, do you really want to do this? (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: Because despite our differences, we count…

  • President Obama at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
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    President Obama at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. Welcome to the White House Correspondents Dinner—the night when Washington celebrates itself. (Laughter.) Somebody’s got to do it. (Laughter.) And welcome to the fourth quarter of my presidency. (Laughter and applause.) It’s true—that was Michelle cheering. (Laughter.) The fact is, I feel more loose and relaxed than ever. Those Joe Biden shoulder massages, they’re like magic. (Laughter.) You should try one. Oh, you have. (Laughter.) I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left. After the midterm elections, my advisors asked me, “Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?” And I said, “Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket…