October 28th, 2010
03:14 PM ET

Mr. President v. Mr. Dude

When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked today if the President or anyone in his inner circle regrets his doing The Daily Show and whether any offense was taken by being called "dude," he responded:

"Let me tell you if the President took offense at somebody calling him dude, given the names that are hurled around this town, I'd hazard a guess that he'd rarely leave the top floor of the residence everyday for fear of being called `hey guy.'   Again, it's a comedy show. "

Topics: Robert Gibbs • The Buzz • The Daily Show
October 27th, 2010
05:50 PM ET

Pool Report #2 – Obama taping The Daily Show

Note from pool – notes are not verbatim

Jon Stewart opens saying Obama just listed accomplishments but Democrats not running on it (even making a joking reference to Joe Manchins ad with the gun)

Obama says let me tell you about members of Congress

Jon Stewart says are you gonna swear?

Obama says no and that many members of Congress took tough votes, people like Tom Perriello, Betsy Markey and others who did what was right. He said he hopes that people who did what they thought was right and voted with integrity will be rewarded. He said that was tough because people are being pummeled with negative ads

October 27th, 2010
05:45 PM ET

Pool Report #1 – Obama tapes The Daily Show

Pretaping underway at Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewary" airs Monday-Thursday at 11pm on Comedy Central and repeats at 130am the same night and at 10am, 2pm and 7pm the following day (All times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at http://www.thedailyshow.com and http://www.indecisionforever.com with URL and embed links.

Jon Stewart introduces Obama as White House chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee's boss Pres. Barack Obama

He said the president would be out in a moment, but first, a new segment called 'Let's keep the president waiting". Jon Stewart then sat at his desk acting goofy and twiddling with his pen and playing paper football with a piece of paper. He takes out a bowl of M&Ms and says he wants to play a game where you try to make people think there's a new candy called 88's