Obama gets last laugh at Washington’s annual correspondents’ dinner

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama slipped into the role of comedian-in-chief Saturday night and took jabs at journalists, lawmakers, celebrities and — most pointedly — his own administration’s botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.

Remarks that would have otherwise put him in hot water drew applause at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner from an audience comprising some of the most famous faces in politics, entertainment and sports. The dinner is known in Washington circles as “nerd prom.”

“Of course, we rolled out HealthCare.gov,” Obama said of his tough year in 2013. “That could have gone better.”

“In 2008, my slogan was ‘Yes we can.’ In 2013, my slogan was control-alt-delete,” Obama said.

A poster for Walt Disney’s animated hit “Frozen” flashed onto the large video screens in the ballroom, to which the president quipped that the launch of the online enrollment portal of Obamacare had been turned into one of…

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