Obama preps for party with Washington reporters

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Posted: Mar 12, 2011 11:20 AM
Obama preps for party with Washington reporters

President Barack Obama is set to speak at the 126th annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.

The white-tie event is an opportunity for journalists to poke fun at public figures and political themes of the day.

This will be the first time Obama has appeared at the event as president. Last year, former President Bill Clinton stood in for the president who was preparing for a probable House vote on health care reform. Obama, however, did speak to the dinner via videotape. Vice President Joe Biden represented Obama in 2009.

Obama sang at the 2006 dinner when he was an Illinois senator.

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