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Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Jokes About Radical 2nd Term Changes

President Barack Obama is joking about a radical second-term shakeup, shifting from "strapping young Socialist" to retiree golfer and sporting bangs like first lady Michelle's.

Obama used this year's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner to poke fun at himself and some of his political adversaries, asking if it was still possible to be brought down a peg after 4 1/2 years as commander-in-chief.

Obama entered to rap music but then showed a picture of himself golfing on a mock magazine cover of "Senior Leisure." He noted his recent 2-for-22 basketball shooting performance at the White House Easter Egg hunt.

The president closed by noting the nation's recent tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas.
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President Barack Obama is set to attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night -- a gathering of journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities in what's typically an evening of light-hearted banter and celebrity gawking.

This year's event comes at a somber time, following the Boston Marathon bombing and the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.

At the 1995 dinner, held in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, President Bill Clinton dispensed with the traditional humor to remember victims and praise journalists for their coverage of the explosion.

TV talk-show host Conan O'Brien is the featured entertainer at the dinner this year.


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