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03
May
14

The White House Correspondents Dinner 2009-2013

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2009

The Comedian: Wanda Sykes

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What The President Wore

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What The First Lady Wore

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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2010

The Comedian: Jay Leno

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What The President Wore

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What The First Lady Wore

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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17
Feb
14

Happy Presidents’ Day, 44!

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McCain And Obama Square Off In First Presidential Debate

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Obama Signs Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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11
Nov
13

Memories

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17
Oct
13

A History Lesson

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Against that backdrop, the private gatherings among the sisterhood are a source of both power and perspective. They occur every few weeks or months, depending on the need. Venues include the Senators’ homes—and occasionally the unlikely confines of the Capitol’s Strom Thurmond Room, a space named for one of the chamber’s most notorious womanizers. “We started the dinners 20 years ago on the idea that there has to be a zone of civility,” says Mikulski. Once a year the group also dines with the female Supreme Court Justices. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence, holds regular dinners for women in the national-­security world. Even the female chiefs of staff and communications directors have started regular get-togethers of their own.

In April the Senate women breached their no-outsider rule by agreeing to dine at the White House with President Obama. Going around the table, California Senator Barbara Boxer remarked that 100 years ago they’d have been meeting outside the White House gates to demand the right to vote. (“A hundred years ago, I’d have been serving you,” Obama replied.)

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This excerpt is from a TIME Magazine article about the adults in Washington being women. The interaction between Sen. Boxer and President Obama stood out to me. You can read the rest of the piece here

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16
Oct
13

The Adult In Government

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10
Oct
13

A Funny Thing Happened Today

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VP Biden: “I hear you had a meeting today with John ‘Tan Man’ Boehner.”

Pres. Obama: “Yes indeed.”

VP Biden smiles: “That look says it all.”

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VP Biden: “Did you see the new NBC/WSJ poll on ObamaCare and the Republican shutdown?”

Pres. Obama chuckles: “Carney might have mentioned something.”

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VP Biden: “So, what are you getting?”

Pres. Obama smiles: “Oh, I’m getting a big juicy delicious burger.”

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