WH Correspondents’ Dinner 2016

2016 WHCD
2016 WHCD

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps, the association marks its centennial this year. It works to maintain independent news media coverage of the president, advocating for access, handling logistics for pools of reporters who stay close to the president and those who travel with him, and providing scholarships to journalism students.

The annual dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards recognizing excellence in the profession.

For more: http://www.whca.net/dinner.htm

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90th White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 30, 2016 @ 6:00 PM ET
Washington Hilton, Washington DC

WHCD Host: Larry Wilmore
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Live Stream: http://www.c-span.org/2016-White-House-Correspondents-Association-Dinner/

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14 thoughts on “WH Correspondents’ Dinner 2016

  1. WH

    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    Dr. Jill Biden at the Keel Laying Ceremony of the Future USS Delaware
    Newport News, Virginia

    7:00 AM
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    President Obama delivers remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner, First Lady Michelle also in attendance
    Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC

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  2. White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2016

    Founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps, the association marks its centennial this year. It works to maintain independent news media coverage of the president, advocating for access, handling logistics for pools of reporters who stay close to the president and those who travel with him, and providing scholarships to journalism students.

    The annual dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards recognizing excellence in the profession.

    For more: http://www.whca.net/dinner.htm

    • April 30, 2016

      Remarks by the President at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

      Capital Hilton
      Washington, D.C.

      10:05 P.M. EDT

      (Entrance music: “When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendrick.)

      THE PRESIDENT: You can’t say it, but you know it’s true. (Laughter.)

      Good evening, everybody. It is an honor to be here at my last — and perhaps the last — White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (Laughter and applause.)

      You all look great. The end of the Republic has never looked better. (Laughter and applause.)

      I do apologize — I know I was a little late tonight. I was running on C.P.T. — (laughter) — which stands for “jokes that white people should not make.” (Laughter and applause.) It’s a tip for you, Jeff. (Laughter.)

      Anyway, here we are. My eighth and final appearance at this unique event. (Laughter.) And I am excited. If this material works well, I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. (Laughter and applause.) Earn me some serious Tubmans. That’s right. (Laughter and applause.)

      My brilliant and beautiful wife, Michelle, is here tonight. (Applause.) She looks so happy to be here. (Laughter.) That’s called practice — it’s like learning to do three-minute planks. (Laughter.) She makes it look easy now. (Laughter.)

      Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it’s anyone’s guess who she will be. (Laughter and applause.) But standing here, I can’t help but be reflective, a little sentimental. Eight years ago, I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I clearly should have been more specific. (Laughter.)

      Eight years ago, I was a young man, full of idealism and vigor, and look at me now. (Laughter.) I am gray and grizzled, just counting down the days ’til my death panel. (Laughter and applause.) Hillary once questioned whether I’d be ready for a 3 a.m. phone call — now I’m awake anyway because I’ve got to go to the bathroom. (Laughter and applause.) I’m up.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/01/remarks-president-white-house-correspondents-dinner

  3. West Wing Week 4/29/16 or, “Let’s Have a Conversation

    Published on Apr 29, 2016

    Welcome, and Guten tag! It’s your latest edition of the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. Last week we left you in Saudi Arabia, and this week, the President continued his travels abroad. In London, he met with the Queen, the Prime Minister, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and actors bringing Shakespeare to life. In Germany, he witnessed innovation and technology hard at work at the Hannover Messe Fair. And back in Washington, DC, the President hosted the U.S. Naval Academy football team and celebrated Passover. That’s April 22nd to April 28th or, “Let’s Have a Conversation.”

  4. April 30, 2016

    Weekly Address: It’s Time for the Senate To Do Its Job

    Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
    Weekly Address
    The White House

    April 30, 2016

    Hi, everybody. It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity, and unimpeachable qualifications. Judge Garland is someone who Senate Republicans are on record saying is “a man of accomplishment and keen intellect;” a man who’s “honest and capable;” a man whose “reputation is beyond reproach.” Those are all quotes from Republicans in the Senate.

    But so far, most Senate Republicans have refused to even meet with Judge Garland. Which means they’ve also refused to do their job and hold a hearing on his nomination, or an up-or-down vote. But they’ve still found time to head home for recess over the next week.

    This is an abdication of the Senate’s responsibility. Every Supreme Court nominee since 1875 who hasn’t withdrawn from the process has received a hearing or a vote. For over 40 years, there’s been an average of 67 days between a nomination and a hearing. This time should be no different. This is not about partisan politics – it’s about upholding the institutions that make our democracy work.

    There’s a reason Judge Garland has earned the respect of people from both political parties. As a young lawyer, he left a lucrative private firm to work in public service. He went to oversee the federal response to the Oklahoma City bombing. For the last 19 years, Judge Garland has served on the D.C. Circuit Court – often called “the Second Highest Court in the Land” – and for the past three years, he’s served as that court’s Chief Judge. In fact, Judge Merrick Garland has more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history. With a brilliant mind, a kind spirit, and a good heart, he has dedicated his life to protecting our rights, and ensuring that the voices of everyday Americans are heard.

    So there is absolutely no reason for Republican Senators to deny him the basic courtesy of a hearing and a vote – the same courtesy that has been extended to others. This refusal to treat a Supreme Court nomination with the seriousness it deserves is what makes people so cynical about Washington. That’s why poll after poll shows a majority of Americans think Senate Republicans should do their job; give Judge Garland a hearing; and give Judge Garland a vote.

    For more; https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/30/weekly-address-its-time-senate-do-its-job

  5. April 30, 2016

    Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at the Keel Laying Ceremony of the Future USS Delaware

    As Prepared for Delivery

    Newport News, Virginia

    I would like to start by congratulating the entire Navy–Industry here at Newport News Shipbuilding, and those up north at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, for your efforts in bringing this sub to life. American shipbuilding is the best in the world. What you do is so vital to our national defense. And it’s as good as you — the welders, riggers, machinists, engineers, metalworkers, electricians — the outstanding tradesmen, specialists and professionals at Newport News.

    Governor McAuliffe, Senator Carper and Representatives Scott and Forbes, it is great to be here with you. As well as Vice Admiral Tofalo and all the distinguished Navy officers here today. Commander Brian Hogan, I know this is a special day for you too, and I’m proud to share it with you.

    These ceremonies are always special occasions, but the keel laying for this submarine is particularly meaningful to me. As a proud military daughter, military mom and Delawarean, I am honored to serve as its sponsor. It’s been nearly 100 years since the state of Delaware has had a Navy vessel bearing its name. So this a proud day for the first state. And, this great tradition of having civilian-sponsored Navy vessels helps to cement the critical connection between our service members and the civilians back home who love and miss them.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/30/remarks-dr-jill-biden-keel-laying-ceremony-future-uss-delaware

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