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A Rumination on State Dinner Politics

The latest state dinner, in honor of the Chinese President, is tonight.

Chinese President Xi Jinping with President Obama
Chinese President Xi Jinping with President Obama
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Tonight, the White House hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state dinner — the menu of which was a collaboration between well-known American Chef Anita Lo, White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and White House pastry chef Susan Morrison.

Over on The Washington Post,  Tim Carman ruminates on the politics of such politico dinners — namely, what does it say or mean that President Obama seems to prefer DC's wealth of restaurant options over hosting other heads of state?

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