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White House Cocktail Parties

The Holiday Collection: How to Get Out of a Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

The key is to be authentic. Do not lie. I have heard too many stories of people saying they had to go call the babysitter only to be caught minutes later by the conversation dumpee yukking it up on the other side of the room.

Obamas Ask Progressives For Help At White House Cocktail Party

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a private White House cocktail reception last night for leaders of major progressive groups, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle appealed to these l...

Obamas Plan To Make Cocktail Parties A Wednesday Tradition

Politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Since moving into their new digs, the first couple has hosted a half-dozen gatherings -- from bipartisan cocktail receptions to a public open house to...