Radio and television correspondents gather Friday for their annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner featuring tongue-in-cheek humor about current events and press coverage of politics.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and comedian Wayne Brady gave speeches poking fun at themselves and the political and media establishment.
The dinner also included an awards ceremony for excellence in Washington-based reporting. Honors include the Joan Shorenstein Barone award for superiority in political affairs journalism, the David Bloom Award for excellence in investigative reporting and the Jerry Thompson Award for exceptional contributions to the news industry.
The dinner is traditionally attended by The President, the Congressional Leadership, media executives, Capitol Hill journalists and leading news makers.