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Next year's White House Correspondents' dinner will not feature a comedian

Michelle Wolf
Comedian Michelle Wolf at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that author Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker at next year's White House Correspondents' dinner on April 27.

The backdrop: Last year's dinner was overshadowed by controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf's roast of President Trump and his aides, especially White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, drew sharp criticism.

White House revokes CNN's Jim Acosta's press credentials

The White House has revoked CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta's "hard pass" press credential until further notice following Wednesday's heated press conference between President Trump and Acosta, among other network reporters.

The details: Trump called Acosta "a rude, terrible person" after Acosta asked about his rhetoric regarding the migrant caravan and the Russia investigation. In a statement, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Acosta placed his hand on a young White House intern trying to take the microphone away from him.

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