*(Via CBS News) – Forgoing the largely self-deprecating front he’s donned the past several years, President Obama during his prepared roast Saturday to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner instead opted to go after some members of the Washington, D.C., cast who’ve complicated his five-and-a-half-year tenure in the Oval Office.
“These days, House Republicans are giving [Speaker John Boehner] a harder time than they give me – which means orange really is the new black,” the president told the crowd, poking fun at the Ohio Republican’s famously tanned skin.
The gathering’s namesake White House Correspondents’ Association celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and its annual to-do awash with the incongruous blend of political elite and Hollywood celebrities is often dubbed by those within the Washington beltway, “nerd prom.”
Basking in the liberation of never again facing reelection, Mr. Obama aimed squarely at several likely 2016 prospects.
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