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What Went Wrong For Debbie Wasserman Schultz

After WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails sent by Democratic National Committee officials that suggested the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, embattled DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from her post following the convention in Philadelphia. With supporters of Bernie Sanders decrying the DNC’s treatment of their candidate, Roll Call looks back on what went wrong this election cycle for Wasserman Schultz.

8,300 Miles Later, Obama Dines With Anthony Bourdain
Duo filmed episode of chef's cable show in Hanoi to air in September

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, seen here at Turner Upfront 2016 in New York City, dined with President Obama on Monday in Hanoi. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)

President Barack Obama spent nearly a full day traversing the nearly 8,300 miles from Washington to Hanoi, Vietnam. And his Monday dinner companion was an American television personality.  

Obama dined with CNN’s Anthony Bourdain at Bun cha Huong Lien on a tight street lined with onlookers in the Vietnamese capital. A White House official said the duo chatted over their meal for an episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” that will air in September on the cable network.  

10 Times CNN Was Butt of Correspondents' Dinner Jokes
White House: President's quips were merely 'in good fun'

Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner on Saturday night. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Ah, those White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend traditions: brunches, parties, networking, Hollywood stars, Tammy Haddad -- and jokes at CNN’s expense.  

When a reporter from the network asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about President Barack Obama’s latest #WHCD jab, he shot back: “Don't tell me you guys get all sensitive!”  

Obama, Wilmore Pound CNN at Annual D.C. Spectacle
President, comedian jab media outlets at correspondents' dinner

President Barack Obama continued a Washington tradition during his final White House Correspondents' Association dinner appearance by jabbing the media, in particular a few sharp elbows from him and the gala's comedic host at CNN.  

CNN typically is perhaps the leading target of the president and the annual dinner's host, Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central . And the 2016 incarnation of what’s known on social media as #WHCD was no exception.