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Gridiron Featuring Obama, Daniels

"Knock Around Barack," sung to the tune of Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," features a cast portraying House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). "We're gonna block Barack around the clock. We're gonna block block block it's our bedrock," sing the McCarthy, Ryan and Issa impersonators. Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Republican strategist Karl Rove are slated to be seated at the same table, according to a seating chart of the dinner obtained by Hotline On Call. Meanwhile, rocker Jon Bon Jovi is slated for a spot next to CBS News' Katie Couric at a separate table. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are set to sit across from one another. The dinner will also feature a tribute to the Washington Post's David Broder, a longtime member of the Gridiron and past president of the club who passed away on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this evening for a complete report on the dinner and Obama's remarks.

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