The 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Part 3

First Lady Michelle Obama leaving the White House


6:0 EDT: Live streaming of the red carpet arrivals on C-Span and CNN

8:0 EDT: The President and First Lady arrive at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner


Also at White House Live



123 Responses to “The 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Part 3”

  1. 6 sabreen60
    May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    First, Maybe?

  2. 9 hopefruit2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • 10 yardarm756
      May 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Get her a roast beef sandwich or two.

      • 11 aquagranny911
        May 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

        She is not anorexic, Yardarm. I saw her in person once. She is a really tiny woman with little bird bones. An extra sandwich would probably make her fall over. I’m sure she eats well. She has lovely healthy skin & hair.

  3. 12 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I’m here!

  4. 13 hopefruit2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I just spotted Jay Carney on CSPAN. 🙂

  5. 14 sherijr
    May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    just saw Jay Carney… also read on twitter that Ben Carson is there.

    • 15 sabreen60
      May 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      If you hate the President as much as Ben Carson does why bother to attend?

      • 16 sherijr
        May 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

        I’m betting more than half the people in that room hate POTUS.. or want to be him so bad they’re obsessed. I think they go because as typical repubs- they just never learn.. they still believe they can beat him.. no matter how may times he swats them down.

        • 17 aquagranny911
          May 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

          They go because they are all attention whores & even though they hate PBO, they hope somehow a bit of the magic of his personality will rub off on them.

          • 18 sherijr
            May 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm

            yes, agree they are very much attention whores.. their behavior on POTUS is just weirdly passive aggressive – I will never understand them.

            • 19 aquagranny911
              May 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

              That is because we are sane & have way more than two brain cells shared with a crowd. Just saying…

              • 20 sherijr
                May 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

                I like to think so too 😉 instead of are you smarter than a 5th grader there should be ‘are you smarter than a republican’ lol.

                • 21 Lynn
                  May 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

                  You and granny nailed it, sherijr. I, for one, lost heart after ’63 and ’68, but watching this amazing man…………more than I could have ever hoped for.

                  • 22 sherijr
                    May 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

                    Yep he’s going to be missed, the bar is so high, it’s unimaginable that any other President will rise to President Obama’s level. Someday the rest of this country will figure it out.. and they’ll regret all they missed.

  6. May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Just parachuting in for a nanosecond (trying to study for finals & avoid watching NBA playoffs/WHCD)……..this is pretty great 😎

  7. 24 Vicki
    May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I caught a glimpse of Martin O’Malley and I think the IMF woman christine LaGarde

  8. 25 sherijr
    May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    count on the repubs to bring every hateful soul they can dig up.

  9. 26 GGAIL
    May 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Poor Mo, hahahaha!

    FLOTUS looking silvery. POTUS looking fine

  10. 28 donna dem 4 obama
    May 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Here they are!!!

    Jaw dropping georgous

  11. 29 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    They are here!!!

  12. May 3, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    • May 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Ms Malone spends some time in the gym, for sure!

    • 32 susanne
      May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      love her dress.

    • 33 yardarm756
      May 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Aw hell yeah. Hubba, hubba!

      • May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        LOL, take a deep breath shipmate!!!!!!

        • 35 yardarm756
          May 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

          I’m mouth breathing now. More like panting. 😛

          • 36 HZ
            May 4, 2014 at 1:32 am

            Yardarm, your co-chair of the Naughty Mats; I have everything under control. I really do not want to see our brilliant and fine AG Holder roll up on you. No, all in light fun. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder is a beautiful and lovely wife, mother, and doctor. They are so special to me. She is looking mighty fine as well tonight.

            Ladies, get out the cocoa butter. It is that time of season, so I ordered with Chips consent the new style mats for all of us. Let us enjoy our spring glowing and sizzling summer. POB has a great team with their spouses. We love them and appreciate seeing them at these fine occasions. The men are brilliant and fine, and the ladies are brilliant and elegant with great looks. Love this team. HZ

  13. 37 hopefruit2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oh my…FLOTUS & PBO – the STARS of the evening! Let’s be honest here…after 2016…no one outside of DC will care to watch or attend this event…

  14. 38 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Before I say anything disparaging and show my ignorance, why is a ‘presentation of the colours’ necessary?

    • 39 vcprezofan2
      May 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Don’t tell anybody, but I’m really not a fan of pomp and ceremony. Let’s get to the meat of this, please.

      • 40 aquagranny911
        May 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        I kind of agree, VC but we love all that caca for some reason & have to do it at practically every event. Now, I’m just waiting for the light of the evening our own…drum toll, por favor…President Barack Obama!

  15. May 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Flotus is stunning in that silvery number. Her escort cleans up nicely too 🙂

  16. 42 anniebella
    May 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Enough with the music, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 44 LunarSea
    May 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    LOL I finally come out of lurksville and post just in time to see a new post is up, so thought I’d bring this over from bottom of last thread:

    Good evening all you beautiful people. Long time, no post. I still visit almost daily but am either sneaking a peak at work, where I can’t post, or it’s for a quick minute on my way out the door in the morning, or so late at night that I fall asleep before catching up.

    I’m home for my favorite comedy show of the year with the master entertainer and all around great guy, President Obama, and there’s no other company I’d rather keep for the occasion.

    I’m out of the shadows to give a big shout out on the 25mil milestone. No other news outlet comes close at providing info, insight, humor and facts the way you all do here at TOD. I know I’ve sent many here and they all have thanked me for it. The last person was a waitress at a Philippino restaurant who was so excited to see pictures of the President in her country. She had no idea he was even out of the country. She took this website address and said she couldn’t wait to visit when she got home.

    So again a big congrats to a wonderful ‘newsblog’ community. And an especially big thanks to Chips for not shutting the doors, but allowing others to help her carry us through.

    Let the fun begin! (It’s been so long I hope I remembered my login credentials)

    • May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      So glad you brought this over, lunar sea. Good to see you.

      • 46 LunarSea
        May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        Good to see you also. I enjoy your updates on what’s going on in your neck of the woods (so to speak) and your questions to debunk the things you hear. Gives me ammo when needed. You keep up a good fight. I salute you!

    • May 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Great to see you, LunarSea, and thanks for your lovely comment!!

      • 48 LunarSea
        May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        You should be knighted for all that you keep me aware of what’s going on in Ukraine. Wouldn’t know 1/3 of this stuff if not for you. It’s amazing how little people know of what’s going on because of our lazy media. So super big thanks to you!

    • 49 sherijr
      May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      good to see you LunarSea- glad you’re well and in attendance tonight 🙂

      • 50 LunarSea
        May 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

        Thanks so much. It was nice to see you also after your short absence. It’s amazing how life gets in the way of our doing what we want, no?. LOL

        • 51 sherijr
          May 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

          well I tune in here everyday multiple times.. but like you can’t always comment, I just don’t feel well much anymore.. and then also trying to do stuff around this house. I couldn’t survive without my doses of TOD everyday. 🙂

  18. 54 donna dem 4 obama
    May 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  19. 55 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Survey = does anyone else have really blurry pics on C-Span?

  20. 60 99ts
    May 3, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    could someone tell me who are the guys sitting next to PBO – glad that Ed Henry is nowhere to be seen

    • 61 LunarSea
      May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      I agree about Ed Henry. I hated that ‘our’ Michelle had to sit next to that amoeba. Bet she ran for the showers immediately after. She has no patience for his ilk but she was gracious none the less.

  21. 63 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    The WHC has a march!! These people really think that they are the shit.

  22. 65 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Have the WH correspondents ever marched anywhere? 🙄 The bunch we have now look like they can barely move!

  23. 72 Roberta in MN
    May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Watching this on C-Span also. FLOTUS looks just awesome, that dress is out of this world.

  24. May 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Special for Yardam. Naughty mat?

  25. 74 sherijr
    May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    hmm.. tells ya a lot, that these folks have to be reminded to treat the wait staff nicely. color me shocked.

  26. 79 yardarm756
    May 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Ugh. Major Garrett at the head table is vomit inducing…….I don’t like that person as you can see.

  27. 83 hopefruit2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm


  28. 85 Vicki
    May 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I don’t know how POTUS and FLOTUS do it. 1/2 or more of the people in that room live to badmouth them
    That audience is lucky to be in the presence of our First Family.

    What would this event be like if The President and First Lady declined to attend next year?
    (OK ignore me–I started out on the wrong foot this morning. Henceforth positive remarks.)

    • 86 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      I think our First Couple takes it in stride – they see it as part of their job, so they go along. I would say that fewer than 1/4 the people there actually outright hate them, the rest have a combination of resentment/admiration/fascination and there are many who actually like the First Couple (the non-media folks). It appears to me that the majority of people (outside the media) want to be there BECAUSE PBO/FLOTUS are there. PBO has become the star of this event, no two ways about it.

      Let’s check back after 2016…the interest in this event will drop sharply….

  29. 87 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Bye for now; will be back for the entertainment.
    I see Will i am at Gregory’s table and he seems bored.

  30. May 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    100 years old. Woodrow Wilson would have been President, and the world was on the brink of World War II.

  31. 89 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Tony Goldwyn!!!!!

  32. 90 MightyPamela
    May 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Back in a while, kind of glad we don’t have to watch them eat, some of them prolly face down in the plate (free food) ! An hour is a looooonngngngng time.. ❤

  33. May 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  34. 103 anniebella
    May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    FLOTUS ( Mrs. Michelle Obama) looks beautiful standing there. Wow!!!!!!!!

  35. May 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀

  36. 105 yardarm756
    May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    To April Ryan: Pass on the food tonight Hon.

  37. 110 CEB
    May 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    These media people even bore themselves. This is why they have to have actors, athletes, and the First Couple there to liven up what would be another boring dinner with cold, rubber chicken or beef.

  38. 112 Allison
    May 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  39. May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    FLOTUS greets and chats with her server and treats her like a human being. LOVE her.

  40. 114 Dakota
    May 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Good Evening my lovelies!

    While waiting for the entrance of the POTUS & FLOTUS (well worth the wait…FLOTUS is breathtaking and her escort is looking mighty delicious as well) I chopped about a ton of veggies to go in the wheatberry salad I’m making.

    Oh, the arms on Dr. Sharon Malone! I used to want arms like Serena Williams, but the FLOTUS arms win hands down for me. Hey, a girl can dream can’t she?

  41. May 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    She is FIERCE!!!

  42. 116 hopefruit2
    May 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    This thread is already over 100 comments in such a short time! 🙂

  43. 118 Allison
    May 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Who is that Republican on the left of the President?

  44. May 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    “Dmitry Tymchuk: Events in Odesa, May 2, 2014
    Posted on May 4, 2014 by tilamuse

    Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

    According to Information Resistance, yesterday’s provocations in Odesa, which caused numerous casualties, were the result of an operation conducted and coordinated by Russia.

    From the beginning of March until the end of April 2014, we noted the arrival of Russian Armed Forces units and those of the Main Intelligence Directorate [GRU of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces], as well as representatives of Russian Cossacks and ultranationalist organizations on the territory of Transnistria.

    Since mid-April, our sources in the Republic of Moldova recorded the arrival of Russian groups with young athletic men in Chisinau, departing further into the territory of Transnistria. They were accompanied by Russian FSB operatives.


    However, the beginning of the active phase of the ATO in Sloviansk made ​​Russian leadership force events in southern Ukraine, in order to compel Ukrainian security forces to urgently deploy resources and means from Donbas. We observed the tragic result of this monstrous provocation yesterday in Odesa.”

    These facts, coupled with ….

    … expose Tzar Vlad’s folly, completely.


  45. 120 99ts
    May 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Maybe I’m weird – but the guy monopolizing the President – completely ignoring the person to the other side of him – I find that quite rude – every so often the President turns to the man on his other side – he could so teach these fools some lessons – shame they think they know it all

  46. 123 dotster3
    May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Whew! Just assigned the reading of the last of 3 books, per routine, to mr. dotster. I read the first 2 , Knock Knock and Where Animals Live. Mr. dotster is giving his all to a caterpillar book. We have played and played and played, ate pizza, had bath and shampoo, had ice cream bar and what did I miss? Highlights please.
    Uh oh—mr. dotster is having a wee bit of difficulty exiting his bedroom. Grandson is trying to trick with one more book. Wonder who will win.

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