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President Obama draws laughs at White House Correspondents' dinner

President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Photo: Reuters

President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, his rivals and the media at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night.

Watch President Obama in action:

He confidently addressed a star-studded audience of more than 2,000 guests at the annual event in Washington.

Drawing attention to his much maligned health care plan, the President said, deadpan: ‘‘We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better."

He went on, ‘‘In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes we can.’ In 2013 my slogan was ‘Control-alt-delete.'’’

‘‘They did turn the launch of healthcare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies,’’ he said as a screen flashed the poster for the film Frozen.

Some of the President's best gags:

  • "Just last month, a wonderful story - an American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 30 years -- which was inspiring and only fair since a Kenyan has been president for the last six."
  • "Folks are saying, with my sagging poll numbers, my fellow Democrats don't really want me campaigning with them. And I don't think that's true, although I did notice the other day that Sasha needed a speaker at career day and she invited Bill Clinton."
  • "Yes, I am happy to be here, even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to get CNN coverage these days! I think they are still searching for their table."
  • To Fox News: "You'll miss me when I'm gone ... It'll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya."
First Lady Michelle Obama laughs during the dinner. Credit: Reuters

The audience was played a video skit starring Vice President Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who stars in hit HBO comedy Veep, which parodies a dysfunctional vice president's office.

In character, she asks Joe Biden, "Are you going to the Snorespondents' dinner tonight?"

The skit also included health-conscious first lady Michelle Obama sneaking some ice cream in the White House kitchen, House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi getting a tattoo and House Speaker John Boehner skipping the dinner to watch a panda video in his office.