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Obama, Conan Deliver One-Liners At White House Correspondents' Dinner

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It was a light-hearted night at the White House on Saturday, as journalists, celebrities and government officials gathered for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The two big headliners for the night were comedian Conan O'Brien and President Barack Obama, who both poked fun at last year's election.

O'Brien joked, "It's amazing to think how much our country has changed in 18 years. Think about it. If, in 1995, you told me that in 2013 that we'd have an African American president with the middle name 'Hussein' who was just re-elected to a second term in a sluggish economy, I would've said, 'Oh, he must have run against Mitt Romney.'"

Obama said, "There are other new players in the media landscape as well, like Super PACs. Did you know that Sheldon Adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ads? You've got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. I mean, that's Oprah money. You could buy an island and call it 'Nobama' for that kind of money. Sheldon would've been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race."

Obama also took the time to praise first responders who dealt with the recent tragedies in Boston and Texas. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP