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State Dinner at the White House

(Forward to 28 minutes)

6:55 EST: President Obama and the First Lady Welcome President Hollande

8:40 EST: President Obama Gives a Toast at the State Dinner Honoring President Hollande

White House Live * C-Span 2 (streaming starts at 6:30 EST)


129 Responses to “State Dinner at the White House”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Bonsoir mes amis!

  2. 9 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Ah oui! Encore première?

  3. 10 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Merci Chipsticks!

  4. 12 Nena20409
    February 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats NCLB for your GOLD :!:

  5. February 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Look, we’re all fluent!

  6. 20 Nena20409
    February 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/freedom-industries-patriot-coal

    Locals were initially told that a slurry line ruptured between a preparation plant and a refuse impoundment facility at Patriot Coal – yes, you read that right, we’ve gone from an incident at “Freedom Industries” to one at “Patriot Coal” – but state officials later said the spill was “caused by a malfunction of a valve inside the slurry line carrying material from the preparation plant to a separate disposal site, not to an impoundment.”

    • 21 MightyPamela
      February 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      And, so, that makes a difference? That makes it okay, right? For heaven’s sake, my heart is breaking for this planet.

      • 22 Nena20409
        February 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

        My issue here is “Patriot Coal” Jingoistic verbiage that tugs at WVa Folks hearts while corporations pollute their state.

        • 23 MightyPamela
          February 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

          Oh, I know, Nena, they just keep trying to cover the truth. Mother Nature can only handle so much of this pollution at one time, it takes millions of years to get and keep it all in balance.

    • 24 yardarm756
      February 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      “It don’t matter that our drinking water is bad. We still got our guns and freedom, by God!” — smh

  7. 25 anniebella
    February 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I feel like I’m running around finishing getting myself already to head over to the State Dinner tonight.

  8. 29 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Colbert!

  9. 46 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    On another note, Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid looks sharp on the floor tonight.

  10. 47 MightyPamela
    February 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I have the live streaming open, but do not see anything.

  11. February 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

  12. 50 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Wow Dr Maya Cummings is beautiful, love her dress.

  13. 51 MightyPamela
    February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Am I missing it?? Or is it a late start? I’ll try not to cry just yet..

  14. 58 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I see Julie Pace of AP is invited to the State Dinner.

    But watch her spin some nasty rightwing crap for the AP, tomorrow. :roll:

    • 59 dotster3
      February 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      She’s a big part of “the problem”—always framing every single thing anti-Obama/negatively. And ewww—just saw NYT editor, Jill Abramson, formerly of the Chgo Trib, which improved a billion fold when she departed—-took most of the conservative slant with her.

      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        February 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        I actually recognized ol’ Jill’s name, but couldn’t place her political “leanings.” Thanks for the clarification, so I can put her out of my mind.

      • 61 jacquelineoboomer
        February 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        This tweet sounds a little snarky – Ha!

  15. 62 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Love that they are announcing the names.

  16. 63 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  17. 64 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t want to miss PBO and FLOTUS’ arrival…not sure when they are scheduled to appear.

  18. 65 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    WOW, just WOW. Her dress is beautiful.

  19. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The First Lady looks phenomenal. Who’s that cute guy with her?

  20. 67 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    oh our beautiful FLOTUS, another stunning dress, love the color!

  21. February 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  22. 71 MightyPamela
    February 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Utterly Fantastic!! First Lady Mrs. Obama wins the highest honors EVER, for the most beautiful gown EVER created!!

  23. February 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Wowww….how Beautiful and Elegant FLOTUS looks….I loveeeee her gown….so beautiful

  24. February 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    FLOTUS looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

    FABULOUS!!

  25. 75 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    cspan stopped showing us so we could HEAR about the State dinner… rather than actually VIEW it???

  26. 76 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Just as I stepped away for 2 minutes. our beautiful First Couple make their entrance! LOL :)

  27. 82 HZ
    February 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Our handsome President and elegant First Lady are just a true blessing to behold.HZ

  28. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  29. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    :lol:

  30. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  31. February 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    POTUS gives such thoughtful gifts.

  32. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Schumer is there. Yuck.

  33. February 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    FLOTUS never disappoints. Positively gorgeous, regal. I hope they have a wonderful time.

  34. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

  35. 92 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    First Lady looks lovely as always, but dare I give the unpopular opinion that the dress is not my fave—-skirt too voluminous. But what do I know—I just wear black pants daily. Still proud as is possible of our most beautiful First Couple.

    • 93 Obama Grandmama
      February 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      And I was just about to say the dress is one of my very favorites, especially the black lace over the blue top of the dress.

  36. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    The wife of Philly Mayor Nutter, as well as Debbie W-S, look beautiful, too.

  37. 95 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    who the heck is that rude, bloodthirsty reporter closest to the door?

  38. 97 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    FLOTUS is stunning.

  39. 100 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    and our Baltimore Mayor is there.. first time I’ve seen her husband. Saw Schumer was there too.

  40. February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

  41. 102 99ts
    February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Note a few GOPers must have wives that want – so much – to visit the White House – hahahahaha – so they don’t always say NO to the President!

  42. February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Paul Ryan….and his wife came

  43. 104 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Paul Ryan—-ewwwww. Thanks for your no vote today.

  44. 105 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Nancy Pelosi brought a daughter I have not seen before—-said she “studied in France”.

  45. 106 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Miss Ann is at home with a tub of vanilla ice cream watching CSPAN 2 and thinking….”this could have been me, but Willard had to go and mess things up.”

  46. February 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Pelosiiiiii had a big smile on her face…as she should….Boom!

  47. February 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  48. 115 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    SHUT. IT. DOWN.

    First Lady Michelle Obama has killed the fashion game. She is amazing. Twitter and fashion Twitter are lighting up in praise.

  49. 116 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Just have 2 things to add:

    1. TMI
    2. What a nasty visual.

  50. 118 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Mary J. in a red number. Rev. Al—-is that his wife or a gal friend?

  51. 121 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  52. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Rev. Al!

  53. 123 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Hot damn!

  54. 124 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Love Mary J’s red dress :) she looked wonderful.

  55. February 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  56. 126 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  57. February 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  58. 129 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm


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