Obama's Jokes from the Correspondents' Dinner

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Jabulani R. Barber

On Saturday, President Barack H. Obama spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Flyby has the roundup of Obama's five best jokes of the evening—including a quip about how his and Mitt Romney's Harvard experiences differed, and why this might be relevant in November.

1. Congress and I have certainly had our differences; yet, I've tried to be civil, to not take any cheap shots. And that's why I want to especially thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight.

2. Despite many obstacles, much has changed during my time in office. Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won't stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.

3. I'd be remiss if I didn't congratulate the Huffington Post on their Pulitzer Prize. You deserve it, Arianna. There's no one else out there linking to the kinds of hard-hitting journalism that HuffPo is linking to every single day.

4. Take Mitt Romney—he and I actually have a lot in common. We both think of our wives as our better halves, and polls show, to an alarmingly insulting extent, the American people agree. We also both have degrees from Harvard; I have one, he has two. What a snob.

5. I really do enjoy attending these dinners. In fact, I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.

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