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Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated; Hasan Minhaj’s harshest burns at the White House correspondents’ dinner; Fifty years after Vietnam’s bloodiest battles, the ‘lucky ones’ are gathering for what could be a final reunion; Trump is now talking about consolidating his power; Prioritizing these three things will improve your life — and maybe even save it; A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner; Trump opens 100-day rally assailing media gathered for correspondents’ dinner; President Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans; Samantha Bee got Will Ferrell to roast Donald Trump — in character as George W. Bush; ‘We are not fake news’: At a Trump-free correspondents’ dinner, White House press has its say.; Trump invigorates, enchants crowd during rally in Harrisburg, Pa.; This is precisely how not to interview Donald Trump on tax reform; Trump’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year; Macron’s startup-style campaign upends French expectations; The founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival has a history of overpromising ‘elite’ access
 
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Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated
“I get why Donald Trump didn’t want to be roasted tonight. By the looks of him, he has been roasting nonstop for the past 70 years,” Minhaj said.
Hasan Minhaj’s harshest burns at the White House correspondents’ dinner
President Trump wasn’t there to roast in person at the White House correspondents’ dinner.
 
Fifty years after Vietnam’s bloodiest battles, the ‘lucky ones’ are gathering for what could be a final reunion
In 1967, these graduates from Quantico were shipped to Vietnam. They would fight in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Some lasted only a few days.
 
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Trump is now talking about consolidating his power
In a Fox News interview, Trump calls congressional rules “archaic” and says the filibuster is bad for the country.
 
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A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner
Without President Trump or anyone from the administration in attendance, the normally celebrity-filled event is more subdued and Samantha Bee is hosting her own event.
 
Trump opens 100-day rally assailing media gathered for correspondents’ dinner
Democratic and liberal groups demonstrated against the president in Harrisburg, Pa., the city he last year called “a war zone.”
 
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President Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans
When I took the oath of office, I pledged to transfer political power from Washington, D.C., back to the people.
 
Samantha Bee got Will Ferrell to roast Donald Trump — in character as George W. Bush
Her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” offered sharp-edged Washington counterprogramming.
 
‘We are not fake news’: At a Trump-free correspondents’ dinner, White House press has its say.
Low on celebrity glitz, this year’s dinner took on greater earnestness and edge.
 
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Trump invigorates, enchants crowd during rally in Harrisburg, Pa.
Despite many of his campaign promises not being met, support still seems strong for President Trump
 
This is precisely how not to interview Donald Trump on tax reform
You can’t let the president simply say his taxes will go up under his own plan.
 
Trump’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year
How the event departed from the past.
 
Macron’s startup-style campaign upends French expectations
Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday’s runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable.
 
The founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival has a history of overpromising ‘elite’ access
Billy McFarland also launched a company called Magnises, which promised to take members’ lives “to the next level.”
 
 
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