TIME’s photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.
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#11: Obama: "Now as you know. We've...ahhhh...asked the Romney Campaign to release.To release 5 years of tax returns.
Well, Eric Fehrnstrom, has just sent over. This crystal ball. With a note. Which says:Look...Within. Look within to find your answer.
Now, I have turned this ball. From every angle. And...I gotta tell you.It doesn't look like a tax return...
#11: Obama: "As I. Gaze. Into my.Crystal ball...I see votes. Electoral Votes.
Around 290. Or maybe...maybe 300.
But, it all depends on you...
The irony is lost on the crowd when Mitt informs them that Ann Coulter has donated her box to a worthy cause.
#9 – One of Jeff Foxworthy’s famous redneck jokes is, “You might be a redneck when directions to your house include, ‘turn off the paved road’.”
#5 – Ryan: Mitt, I don’t think this hand microphone is working.
Mitt: picks it up and turns it on Hmm, you’re right. It buzzes but no sound from the speaker.
Ann Romney: rushes up and snatches it from Mitt’s …whew, there it is! I’ve been looking for my vi… …ahem… my practice mike for the presidential wives debate all day. (blushes) Anyone seen my 50 Shades of Grey too?
Ryan: Ann, I didn’t know you’re a photographer. My wife says it’s a textbook for her photography class on color, chromaticity, and saturation, whatever those mean.
One more pic.
Another OT: One man's junk....
#4 – Ryan: So this is what a soapbox is for. I thought that was a figurative term, not a literal one.
Romney: Well, I keep trying to hire people to build me a stage to speak on. I have millions stashed in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland and STILL no one will build one for me….
I assume these are pretty much the Open Threads so completely OT-
I'm actually kind of proud of Minneapolis-Kids rapping about snack food. Nice way to end the week.