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White House State Dinner

Stephen Colbert Got A Weird Honor At The White House

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

If you've noticed Stephen Colbert has not been dishing out as much blustery conservative criticism to the Obama White House as he normally does, you a...

Obama, Francois Hollande Open State Visit

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Lauding the "enduring alliance" between the United States and France, President Barack Obam...

Bo And Sunny Obama Get Decked Out For The State Dinner And It's Pretty Adorable

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Bo and Sunny Obama were all decked out a day early for Tuesday's state dinner at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama shared the picture of t...

Obama's State Dinner Lineup Includes John Legend, Mumford & Sons

AP | NANCY BENAC and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Wednesday's giant state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife – the biggest ever thrown by Barack and ...

Naughty But Nice Rob

Tareq Salahi: 'Bravo Could Have Cleared Our Names' | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 01.03.2012 | Celebrity

Tareq Sahahi is still talking about what went down the night he and his estranged wife, Michaele Salahi, "crashed" a White House state dinner. However...

WATCH: How The White House Kitchen Prepared For The South Korea State Dinner

Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Last night, President Obama hosted a State Dinner honoring the president of South Korea. The Fall Harvest Dinner was conceived by First Lady Michelle ...

What Is Your Favorite FLOTUS State Dinner Gown? (POLL)

Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

The First Lady looked stunning as she stepped out in a purple jersey gown last night at the White House state dinner honoring South Korea. The one...

Pianist Lang Lang Defends Song In Face Of White House Performance Controversy | Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Reporting from Washington -- Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang denied Monday that he sought to insult the United States with the choice of a song he play...

Barbra Streisand Explains White House State Dinner Invite: 'I Worked In A Chinese Restaurant' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand was in attendance at Wednesday night's White House state dinner, and at least one reporter seemed curious as to wh...

"Quintessentially American" Fare On China State Dinner Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After bringing in prominent guest chefs for their first two state dinners, the Obamas relied on in-house Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Executi...

What Bo Obama Did During The State Dinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In Washington, it doesn't get to be dark until at least 8:00 PM. Last night, after the State Dinner started in the East Room, your intrepid blogger an...

Rick Bayless To Prepare White House State Dinner

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Will it be his pork with green tomatillo-avocado salsa, or the duck breast in red chile-apricot mole? Perhaps the bacon-flavored corn...

Huffington Post Senior Style Editor Talks State Dinner Fashion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Huffington Post Senior Style Editor Anya Strzemien and New York Nonstop's Roseanne Colletti recap the best-dressed attendees at the latest White Hous...

Salahi's State Dinner Stunt?: Michaele And Tareq Salahi Stopped By Secret Service

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They just couldn't stay away. Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the party crashers from the Obama administration's first state dinner, ma...

Mexico State Dinner Arrival PHOTOS: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PICTURES, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The White House rolled out the red carpet once again on Wednesday night for a state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Mar...

Michelle Obama & Margarita Zavala At Mexico's State Dinner: Whose Dress Do You Like Best? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala after they ...

State Dinner PHOTOS: See The White House Celebrate Mexico (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style


Mexico State Dinner DETAILS: Musical Performers, Menu & Place Settings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The White House has released a background document on tonight's state dinner with Mexico, detailing who will perform, what the place will look like an...

White House State Dinner Waiters Dish On Hospitality Under Pressure

Washington Post | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Freeman was not scheduled to work the state dinner for Mexico, but he knows what it's like to be on call for such a big night. He has gone through the...

White House Announces May State Dinner For Mexico

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hold a state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon on May 19. It will be the second such affair f...

Rick Bayless State Dinner Chef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE, 5/20: Rick Bayless has released his recipe for the Oaxacan black mole he served at last night's state dinner. UPDATE, 5/19, 4:13pm: The Whi...

Was the Secret Service Warned about the Salahis?

Washington Life Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Washington Life Magazine

Washington Life reports that the Secret Service was warned about the Salahis after they attempted to crash an inauguration event at the Lincoln Memori...

Afghanistan vs. White House Crashers: Putting Our Priorities in Place

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If anything can be said about the week in media, it was that Americans put their priorities where their mouths are: gabbing on and on about the frivolous alongside the deeply serious.

India Comes To The White House, All At Once

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

I just attended the State Dinner, where I met Obama. Meeting a President throws you off balance, no matter how prepared you are. I blurted out a mild Sarah Palin joke. He gave a noncommittal smile.

Michelle Obama Talks History, Protocol Of State Visits; Repeats J. Crew Cardigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Tuesday afternoon Michelle Obama, White House Curator William Allman and Tanya Turner, Protocol Officer for the Visits Division at the U.S. Departm...