al smith dinner
“Getting through these three debates with Donald has to count as a miracle.”
"Since [Al Smith] first shattered the stained glass ceiling, America has seen a flood of Catholic presidents, from John F
Some seemed to find the compliments and jokes Barack Obama and Mitt Romney threw at one another at the annual Al Smith Dinner to represent something like a heart-warming laying down of their campaign cudgels. I didn't find it so.
President Obama and Governor Romney spoke one after the other at the annual Al Smith Dinner on Thursday night in New York
"I particularly want to apologize to Chris Matthews," he said. "Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg; this time
NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama on Thursday gave a spirited and funny speech at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation
Obama, who frequently credits himself with ordering the mission that led to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
Nothing is ever simple when it comes to Catholicism and politics. In 1996 and 2004 neither party's candidate was invited to the Al Smith Dinner. This year, conservative Catholics have been inundating the host, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, with demands to disinvite President Obama.
That precedent exists for excluding pro-choice candidates from this event makes it all the more difficult for Dolan to put the kind of spin he needs on his decision to invite the president to the dinner.