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Obama Al Smith Dinner

Lurking Beneath (But Not Very Far Beneath) the Surface at the Al Smith Dinner

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Stanton Peele

Some seemed to find the compliments and jokes Barack Obama and Mitt Romney threw at one another at the annual Al Smith Dinner to represent something like a heart-warming laying down of their campaign cudgels. I didn't find it so.

WATCH: Obama Takes A Jab At Chris Matthews

Posted 12.19.2012 | Media

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both took swipes at the media during their stand-up routines at the Al Smith Dinner in New York on Thursday night. Sev...

Christina Wilkie

Obama's Jobs Joke: 'I Don't Have A Joke Here' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama on Thursday gave a spirited and funny speech at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in Manhattan,...

Marcus Baram

McCain, Obama At Al Smith Dinner: Candidates Spar With Jokes | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and Barack Obama touched on some of the most contentious issues in the campaign tonight, from Bill Ayers to racial undertones, in their sc...