State dinner

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama welcome French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Stag French leader gets warm state dinner embrace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday’s state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant […]

02/12/2014

President Barack Obama walks with French President Francois Hollande during a state arrival ceremony for Hollande, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Stag state dinner for Hollande has French twist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caviar and cotton candy are on the menu. Bradley Cooper is on the guest list. Mary J. Blige is set to perform. Yet much of the focus for Tuesday’s glitzy state dinner […]

02/11/2014

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama challenges kids with lunch contest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children from across the nation will rub elbows with Michelle Obama and dine off fine china in the East Room of the White House this summer as part of a contest to promote healthy eating.

04/03/2013

First Lady hosts kids at lunchtime 'state dinner'

(AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is cheering America’s top junior chefs for coming up with recipes that are healthy and tasty at the same time. At the first ever “kids state dinner” at the […]

08/20/2012

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