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Gridiron Dinner

Cruz Jokes About Clashes With McConnell

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and p...

Obama Lays Into The Media

Posted 03.10.2013 | Media

President Obama teased members of the media Saturday night during the annual Gridiron Club Dinner. The event brings together top political leaders and...

Obama To Unleash Inner Funnyman

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama had a ready excuse for anyone who didn't think he was funny enough at Saturday night's Gridiron dinner: "My ...

Perry Gets Fresh With Former Rivals At Gridiron Dinner

Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry spoke at the annual Gridiron Dinner on Saturday evening, where he won over the exclusive crowd with a series of jokes on gay marriage and h...

Barack Obama Spares Few Targets In Leveling Jokes At Gridiron Dinner

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Searching for laughs – and finding them – president Barack Obama spared few targets Saturday night, from Democratic all...

Bill Clinton Gridiron Dinner: Former President Jokes About Democrats, Republicans, And Himself

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton poked fun at Republicans, Democrats, his own health and his audience of reporters Saturday night, tel...

Gridiron Dinner 2009: Palin Comes For Russian Embassy, Barney Frank Talks About Twitter

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin poked fun at herself in a speech to journalists Saturday night, drawing laughter when she announced she "came down from...

Hey, Chris Matthews -- Get a Grip

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

Chris Matthews seemed to find it egregious that Palin delivered her jokes at the Gridiron Club but did not preface them with an admission that they had been created for her by a professional joke writer.

Jason Linkins

Obama-Free Gridiron Dinner: Media Elite Celebrate The Downfall Of America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, President Obama skipped out on the annual Gridiron Dinner, a move that has garnered him criticism, but for which he deserves mad kudos.

New York Governor Paterson Jokes About Presidential Bid: "Once You Go Black..."

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Gov. David Paterson is getting rave reviews as one of the Gridiron Dinner speakers over the weekend. The Gridiron dinner is an off-the-recor...

Jason Linkins

Politico Says Bush "Brings Down House" At Gridiron, Is Probably Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night was the 123rd Annual Gridiron Club spring dinner, one of those inside-the-beltway events where the political media gets all cozy with the f...

Jason Linkins

Chris Matthews Admonishes Reporters For 'Gridiron' Laughter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews issued a strong, and incensed, reaction to a YouTube clip of George W. Bush's lame attempt at musical theatre from this weekend's Gridi...