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the White House Correspondents' Association

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The White House Correspondents' Association is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States.

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.

President Obama Speaks at the White House Correspondents ... by Obama White House

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The WHCA was founded on February 25, 1914, by journalists in response to an unfounded rumor that a Congressional committee would select which journalists could attend press conferences of President Woodrow Wilson.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.

President Obama Speaks at the White House Correspondents ... by The Grio

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The WHCA operates independently of the White House.

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Among the more notable issues handled by the WHCA are the credentialing process, access to the President and physical conditions in the White House press briefing rooms.

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Its most high-profile activity is the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, which is traditionally attended by the president and covered by the news media.

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