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President Obama Subs In For Colbert

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Amid a flurry of talk show appearances, President Barack Obama took some time to show off his more comedic side with everyone’s favorite satirist, Stephen Colbert.

During the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium yesterday evening, the President hijacked Colbert’s desk and persona to do his segment “The Word.” Jokingly rebranding it “The Decree” to make it sound more presidential, the President assumed the role of Stephen Colbert, the ultra-right wing pundit, while taking a jab at his friends at Fox News.

Discussing ways to convince young people to sign up for healthcare, the President said of himself in the third person, ”he could try to appeal to them directly through a speech or press conference, but young people don’t watch real news shows like this one,” as the phrase ”Or Fakes Ones Like Fox” appeared next to him.

Super excited to see how Fox reacts to this one…

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Univision’s Jorge Ramos to Speak With President Obama

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 7.08.53 PMPresident Barack Obama is set to speak with Univision’s Jorge Ramos tomorrow night.

The interview will air first at 6:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 9 on “Noticiero Univision” and will re-air on “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” at 11:30 p.m., ET.

The full interview will also be available online on following the TV broadcast.

Colbert Pokes Fun At President During Kennedy Center Honors

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While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.

“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.

“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”

Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.

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President Praises Hanks At Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center HonorsPresident Barack Obama saluted this year’s Kennedy Center honorees last night – Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, Al Green and Patricia McBride – but heaped particular praise on Academy award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

“Tom’s career began just like so many Hollywood legends — dressing in drag for a show called ‘Bosom Buddies,’ kung-fu fighting The Fonz on ‘Happy Days’” joked the President.

“As the years passed, he told us ‘there’s no crying in baseball,’ ‘life is like a box of chocolates.’  He told ‘Houston, we have a problem.’  And as a cartoon cowboy, he showed us we can always keep our faith in a little boy.”

Obama continued on a more serious note, “Tom isn’t known simply for his characters — he’s known for his character.”

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Prince William Visits White House

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Prince William Meets President Obama in the Oval Office

Insert cliché British invasion pun here… With the Duchess of Cambridge remaining in New York, Prince William visited with President Barack Obama at the White House this morning to discuss campaign ’United for Wildlife.’ This British visit to Washington, however, did not end in a burnt out White House (I’m sorry, I had to make at least one 1812 joke…).

William will return to NY tonight to attend the Nets-Cavaliers game with Kate, where they will get a chance to meet some American royalty – with King James on the court and the likely attendance of the power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Candy Crowley to Leave CNN After 27 Years

CandyCrowley304After 27 years at CNN, veteran political correspondent and “State of the Union” host, Candy Crowley, is leaving the network.

“[I]t is with mixed emotions, that I wanted to let you know that Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career,” CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote in a staff memo first obtained by TVNewser. “As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support.”

Crowley’s career at CNN began in 1987 as a political correspondent, where she covered a handful of successful and unsuccessful presidential campaigns including those of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney, among others.  In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate. Read more

Obama Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 10.11.56 AMThe annual tradition continued last night with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, however, this year, President Barack Obama busted out some moves with Santa.

With thumbs up and some awkward swaying action, the President and Santa seemed to have needed some eggnog to loosen up. But to be fair, they were dancing to “Jingle Bells”…

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Watch Live: Presidential Turkey Pardon

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The annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition is finally upon us. In the tradition’s 25th year, President Barack Obama will pardon two lucky turkeys, named Mac and Cheese, in the Rose Garden this afternoon.

Happy Thanksgiving from FishbowlDC!

Watch live at 2:15 PM/ET via PBS NewsHour.

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Watch: President Obama Presents Medal of Freedom to Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and 16 Others (LIVE)

PBS NewsHourPresident Barack Obama will present the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 journalists, artists, public servants and activists this afternoon.

Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will include legendary NBC anchor, Tom BrokawEthel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, actress Meryl Streep and composer Stephen Sondheim.

Watch the award presentations live via PBS at 2:15 p.m. ET. Read more

Cable Networks, PBS, Telelmundo, and Univision Broadcasting Obama Address Live

PBS NewsHourWith the major networks apparently too busy tonight with The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and The Biggest Loser, only PBS, Telemundo, Univision and the cable networks (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) will be broadcasting President Barack Obama‘s speech on immigration live at 8 pm ET.

In addition to a special 8 pm broadcast of the President’s primetime address, PBS NewsHour will livestream the speech with commentary from New York Times columnist David Brooks and The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne.

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