Haven’t I Seen You Here Before? Highlights From Previous WHCA Dinners

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1||With this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner coming up Saturday, TPM takes a look at past dinners’ highlights.

Stephen Colbert entertains the crowd at the 2006 WHCA Dinner.||newscom/Roger L. Wollenberg- pool via cnp&&

2||Then-Sen. Joe Biden and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Dan Herrick KPA/zuma press&&

3||Bill Maher at the dinner in 2005.||newscom/CD1/wenn photos&&

4||Matt Drudge at the 2004 dinner, which was held at the Washington Hilton Hotel.||newscom/Dan Herrick KPA/zuma press&&

5||President Bill Clinton speaks at the 1998 dinner.||newscom/Michael Smith/upi photo service&&

6||Donald Trump and Melania Knauss — whom Trump later married — at the 2001 dinner.||newscom/Michael Springer/zuma press&&

7||Tucker Carlson, co-founder and editor in chief of The Daily Caller at the 2005 dinner.||newscom/Laura Farr/admedia/&&

8||Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Dan Herrick KPA/zuma press&&

9||Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after the Bloomberg News party following the 2006 dinner.||newscom/Ron Sachs/ron sachs-cnp&&

10||Fox News host Greta Van Susteren at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Nancy Kaszerman/zuma press&&

11||CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Nancy Kaszerman/zuma press&&

12||Las Vegas crooner Wayne Newton at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Nancy Kaszerman/zuma press&&

13||Paula Jones, who famously sued President Clinton for sexual harassment, and her husband, Steven, before the 1999 dinner.||newscom/Shana Raab/upi photo service&&

14||Jerry Springer at the 2003 dinner.||newscom/newscom/Oliver Douliery krt&&

15||Sharon and Ozzy Osborne after the 2002 dinner.||newscom/Ron Sachs/ron sachs-cnp&&

16||Ralph Nader at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Ron Sachs/ron sachs-cnp&&

17||Kathleen York and Richard Schiff, stars of the Emmy-winning series The West Wing, at the 2003 dinner.||newscom/Oliver Douliery krt&&

18||Then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce, at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Ron Sachs/ron sachs-cnp&&

19||CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the 2004 dinner.||newscom/Ron Sachs/ron sachs-cnp&&

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