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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/29/2012

President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech (Video)

President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner shtick was pretty well-received this year: A balance of self-deprecating humor and zingers for his opponents. Some of the night’s biggest laughs went to Obama’s jokes about the Secret Service scandal, and dogs: Both the one that Mitt Romney put on top of his car, and the one that Obama, long ago, ate.

Watch his full speech and read highlights below:


• “Four years ago I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Now, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”

• “Look at this party: Men in tuxes, women in gows, fine wines. . . I was just relieved to learn this was not a GSA conference.”

• On Romney: “We both have degrees from Harvard -- I have one, he has two. What a snob!”

• And the one that got a slow-build laugh as the audience took a while to get it: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious!”


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