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After Pouring a $300 Bottle, White House Mum on Wine

Ends state dinner tradition of releasing info about the wine list

(Newser) - Last night, British PM David Cameron enjoyed his very first taste of March Madness, compliments of President Obama. At tonight's state dinner, he'll likely enjoy some American wine as well—but don't expect too many details about the winery, year, or appellation. That's because Obama put... More »

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Barbra Streisand and more

(Newser) - We know who's not coming to tonight's state dinner for China. And now we know who is. The Huffington Post has the entire list. Some highlights:
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Jackie Chan
  • Thomas Friedman
  • Herbie Hancock
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Snub? Boehner Skips Third Obama Invite

Nope, say aides, he just doesn't like formal occasions

(Newser) - Funny thing happens when you become House speaker: Everyone starts parsing your every move for hidden meaning. Such is the case with John Boehner's rejection of President Obama's invite to the state dinner tonight with Hu Jintao. For the record, that's the third official presidential invitation he's declined, including receptions... More »

Gate-Crashing Salahis Stopped Near White House

But it looked like they had their own dining plans

(Newser) - It only sounds like deja vu all over again: Party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were stopped in a limo near the White House last night, but it doesn't look like they were trying to bust their way into their second state dinner. Their driver ran a red light a... More »

Inside Obama's 2nd State Dinner

No gatecrashers, but lots of famous faces

(Newser) - There may not have been any gatecrashers at President Obama’s second state dinner, but there certainly were a lot of fancy dresses, VIPs, toasts, and even quick tie adjustments (see? The first couple is just like us!). Read more about the evening, with Mexican President Felipe Calderon as... More »

Obama's 2nd State Dinner: Viva Mexico!

Calderon the guest of honor at White House shindig

(Newser) - White House staffers kept a very close eye on the guest list as the Obamas hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife at the second state dinner of the Obama presidency last night. No gatecrashers slipped through this time, and one assistant secretary of state was actually sent home... More »

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