President Obama on Saturday will put on a tuxedo and make his way to the Washington Hilton to attend his last White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in office, symbolically celebrating reporters who pick apart his policies, strive to hold his administration to account, and press his frequently reluctant White House for greater information, transparency, and access. When Obama gets behind his lectern on Saturday to give his speech, no one will be safe. Whatever he might think of the annual gala event itself, Obama has clearly relished the opportunity to roast all kinds of targets from the worlds of politics and celebrity and, of course, his hosts, the news media.
A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person was missing in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The flood victims in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km)southeast of Dallas, escaped a house where flood waters had reached the roof line and were then swept away, Palestine police Captain James Muniz said.