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Bowing to precedent -- and perhaps the advice of his 2012 campaign staff -- President Obama finally attended the dinner that has been thrown by Washington journalists for 126 years.
Here are the lyrics from every parody performed this weekend at the Gridiron dinner by nearly 100 journalists and a handful of vocally-blessed ringers with truly great voices.
Poll shows Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton top the list of those who get the "warmest" reactions while Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi get the "coldest."
The economy added 192,000 jobs in February, but an Obama administration spokesman cautioned that the country still has a long way to go in its recovery.
The House approved the same bill Tuesday, so the temporary spending plan now goes to President Obama for his signature. It will keep the lights on at federal agencies for the next two weeks.
A poll show Rep. Dean Heller with a 15-point lead over Ensign, who is facing an ethics investigation on Capitol Hill in the aftermath of an affair he had with the wife of his former top aide.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says all 47 Republicans will support an amendment to an aviation bill that repeals the health care reform law. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to turn aside the GOP effort.
Sen. Rockefeller gently corrected Sen. Schumer when the New Yorker promised that senators would "get their shot" at amending an aviation bill. "Their chance," Rockefeller suggested as a better word.
Words matter, Democrat Reid said, urging more civility, as the Senate convened in formal session for the first time since the deadly shooting spree in Tucson on Jan. 8
Whether voters didn't fully understand all of Congress' accomplishments or simply didn't agree with the Democratic priorities, the party took a shellacking in the mid-term election.
In the short term at least, making it more difficult to filibuster a judicial nominee would be an advantage for Senate Democrats, who want speedy confirmation of President Obama's appointees.
Republicans say keeping Congress in session at the holiday is "sacrilegious," but Christmas has rarely been a solemn observance, and by and large still isn't.
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