At annual correspondents' dinner, Obama jokes about growing older during his 2nd term

  • Article by: BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 28, 2013 - 7:27 AM
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cks1950Apr. 28, 13 6:26 AM

Oh, the raidical agenda is there, it's just that pesky opposition that keeps it from being far worse than it already is.

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stearns1985Apr. 28, 13 7:39 AM

"Far worse than it already is...."??? Let's see, Obama has "leveled the playing field" to a small degree to regain the massive amounts of revenue lost during the Bush administration. He turned around an economy that was in fast & furious free-fall when he took office, the worst recession in 80 years! Hundreds of thousands losing jobs monthly; a crashing stock market; corporate corruption due to the DE-regulation of Wall Street in the 2000's! Remember people??? How short, selective memories some have when they have a political agenda, or just simply complete lack of objectivity!

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bingcrosbyApr. 28, 13 7:40 AM

Too bad he didn't tell the one about how govt. shouldn't come between a woman and her doctor on matters of "choice." But how great it is to foist a largely unwanted healthcare bill on citizens, that's a good one.

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mockingyouApr. 28, 13 7:44 AM

this was the funniest thing i have seen in a long, long time. conan took a little wile to warm up, and was reading from his notes non-stop, but both had excellent writers. obama was surprisingly hilarious.

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sausageApr. 28, 13 8:01 AM

At last from his own lips, the admission that he was (or is) a Muslim and a socialist. To all you people who doubted the reality of this, let these words sink in.

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avejoeconApr. 28, 13 8:09 AM

Let's see, Obama has "leveled the playing field" to a small degree to regain the massive amounts of revenue lost during the Bush administration. He turned around an economy that was in fast & furious free-fall when he took office, the worst recession in 80 years! -----and he has set the record for the SLOWEST recovery from recession and the lowest economic growth during a presidency? And you celebrate this?????

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avejoeconApr. 28, 13 8:11 AM

That's all this president is good for. Telling his juvenile jokes at the expense of anyone that dares to disagree with his destructive ways. To bad we don't have a mature president, one that doesn't make sure that cuts are as painful as possible just because he didn't get his way!

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guessagainApr. 28, 13 8:20 AM

bingcrosby: "But how great it is to foist a largely unwanted healthcare bill on citizens...." Unwanted by the far right (30%) because they don't understand it and Obama supported it; unwanted by moderates and liberals who wanted it to go further and provide a public option or Medicare for all (35%); wanted by the balance (35%) because it's far, far better than what we had.

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guessagainApr. 28, 13 8:31 AM

avejoecon: "and he has set the record for the SLOWEST recovery from recession and the lowest economic growth during a presidency..." Because the GOP has spent over four years opposing virtually every program to improve the economy. Because the Teapublicans would rather see unemployment go to 15% so that they can blame a President they have despised since before his landslide elections. Because the far right thinks that massive tax cuts for the rich coupled with huge job cuts for the middle class are the solution to the problem their policies created under Bush. We celebrate the enormous economic gains that Obama has forged despite this unparalleled, irrational and unAmerican GOP opposition to economic progress and recovery from day one of this Administration. You seem to forget how we were on the verge of a second Great Depression before Obama took office. Now the market is at record highs, companies are hiring instead of slashing almost a million jobs per month, housing prices have rebounded, GM and Chrysler are making money and keeping employees, and consumer confidence is on the rise. You find fault where most Americans find hope and improvement. It must be really hard to be a Republican.

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blahstateApr. 28, 13 8:48 AM

Experts describe long-term joblessness as a national emergency Article by: KEVIN G. HALL , McClatchy Newspapers Updated: April 27, 2013 - 5:34 PM hide A job seeker grabbed a flier advertising a job at the Orange County One Stop Center in Westminster, Calif. U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, but the jobless rate remained at 7.8 percent. Photo: Jae C. Hong, Associated Press Star Tribune photo galleries view larger 2 comments resize text printbuy reprints WASHINGTON – Seemingly intractable long-term unemployment has become a national emergency that requires new and creative steps if it’s to be reversed before it does permanent damage, several high-profile economists warned Congress last week. Testifying before the Joint Economic Committee, the economists, who have served Democratic and Republican presidents, said the elevated percentage of long-term unemployed people among those counted as jobless underscored deeper problems in the labor market. The labor force participation rate is the lowest in 35 years, and the figure of about 11.7 million Americans officially out of work doesn’t capture the fact that 102 million working-age Americans don’t have jobs — about 41.5 percent of all potentially available workers, said Keith Hall, who until last year was the commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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