Flashback: The lighter side of Obama’s first term

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President Barack Obama laughs as he arrives to speak at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Interior Department in Washington.
President Barack Obama laughs as he arrives to speak at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Interior Department in Washington.
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A president can make headlines for his jokes and gaffes as much as he can for his major successes and failures. For the past four years, President Obama has had some memorable moments in the public eye.

Which politician did Obama poke fun at for having a unique middle name? What happened after the presidential seal fell off the podium during a speech? And what did the president say about Chris Matthews at last year’s Al Smith Dinner? Check out the Hardball Sideshow!

Flashback: The lighter side of Obama’s first term

Updated