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The President and the First Lady attend State Dinner

Streaming has started

6:55 EDT: The President and the First Lady arrive Centro Cultural Kirchner

7:15 EDT: The President and the First Lady attend a state dinner hosted by President Mauricio Macri of Argentina


172 Responses to “The President and the First Lady attend State Dinner”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    March 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    ❀

  2. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, there!

  3. 15 CEB
    March 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I know that this one will be a more elegant affair than the Cuban dinner. The Communists always want to pretend in public that high style is decadent, while privately they live high on the hog.

  4. 16 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Ooooooo, both First Lady dresses were gorgeous! Love our FLOTUS’ lavender color.

  5. March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  6. March 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

  7. 22 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

  8. 23 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    On the way to dinner.

  9. March 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Good Evening, Everyone πŸ˜‰

    thanks so much for the excellent coverage

  10. 25 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Hey, the feed has started up again. They’re at the dinner table.

  11. March 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    A Rubio post-mortem.

    Death of a Mannequin: Marco Rubio’s Last Day

    Rubio wanted voters to give him the most important job in the world because he didn’t feel like doing his current one

    By Jeb Lund
    March 18, 2016

    Better things were supposed to be in store for Marco Rubio. The people paid to tell you that couldn’t stop telling you.

    He was young and good-looking and told inspiring stories that made the hairs stand on the backs of the necks of people who can be inspired by American conservatism. He stood a generation apart from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and he could deliver a new way forward, for the American people. He was the one candidate that the Beltway chattering classes knew the Democratic establishment most feared, and some Democrats agreed with them. He could make his voice warble when saying β€œAmerica” emphatically…

    The fatal streak running through the Rubio narrative was the same one that runs through so many conservative candidates. For someone bound by blood to the cult of the self-made entrepreneur as the only non-cop/soldier of any value as a citizen, Rubio merely spent two awkward belches in the private sector amid a career built on taxpayer dollars, donor largesse and patronage. He was a career politician and glad-hander calling out government cronyism with a sense of self-awareness so broken that he couldn’t weather the barest standards of his own ideology…

    What the Rubio campaign needed everyone to forget was that β€” to anyone who doesn’t live off political news, to anyone not inured to the blocked toilet that is Florida politics β€” Marco Rubio sounded like either a moron or a crook.

    • 34 Dudette
      March 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      “Rubio wanted voters to give him the most important job in the world because he didn’t feel like doing his current one”

    • 37 CEB
      March 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      I am so glad that Rubio and Jeb! got spanked and set to obscurity where they belong. Floridians were not served well by either of these mofos at any time. That Time Cover has been a curse for so many in many different positions.

  12. March 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm

  13. 44 JER
    March 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama attends state dinner in Buenos Aires, Argentina – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  14. March 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  15. 50 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    March 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    BEAUTIFUL EVENING…AND I LOVE THE MUSIC…HOPE THEY ENJOY EVERY MOMENT………………..

  16. 51 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    March 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    AAAAAH THIS GIRL ENJOYS BEING A LITTLE UNDERDRESSED FOR THE EVENING…RETIRING TO MY FLANNELS AND A WONDERFULLY SPICED TEA! HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE!

  17. March 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for all the updates and pictures of the First Couple’s trip to Argentina.

  18. 53 desertflower
    March 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    My husband just texted me and told me that he just saw a sign in TX that says, ” Ted Cruz. Born Near the USA” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  19. 54 CEB
    March 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    The Maruricio’s daughter is so precious and was eager to talk to PBO. I also love how she wrapper her arms around her Papa to kiss him and then to kiss Michelle goodnight. She was in the audience when Michelle spoke to the girls group earlier in the day.

  20. March 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    • 57 Dudette
      March 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      If it is, looks like he shoulda kept his night job.

      • March 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        He’s certainly, um, enjoying life πŸ˜•

      • 60 Dudette
        March 23, 2016 at 8:01 pm

        That man is happy as a pig in slop. Judging by the paleness of his skin, I’d see he’s been indoors a lot. Time to get out and enjoy some sun.

        ———
        http://www.eonline.com/news/750958/david-letterman-is-balding-bearded-and-looking-as-happy-as-ever-in-st-barts

        In fact, he told the Whitefish Review in December, “You know what? I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ I had to shave every day, every day, for 33 years,” he explained. “And even before that when I was working on local TV. And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving. And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it,” he explains. “But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying.”

        He added, “I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave.” LOL!

        Letterman also explained that he wasn’t as emotional over retirement as he thought he would be.
        “I thought I would have some trouble, some emotional trouble, or some feeling of displacement, but I realized, hey, that’s not my problem anymore. And I have felt much better,” he said. “It’s something for younger men and women to take on. So I haven’t missed it, the way I thought I might.”

        Now, he spends most of his days with his son and enjoys a lot of fishing (all the while continuing to grow out his Santa Claus beard). Not such a bad life, eh?!

        • 61 jacquelineoboomer
          March 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm

          Love it! He made a lot of people laugh every week he was on stage, and earned all this! Thanks for sharing.

        • 62 CEB
          March 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

          I can relate. After over 30 years of having the day measured out in bells, ringers, and time periods, the best thing about my retirement since July 2013, is that I no longer have to follow any set schedule. I can actually finish a cup of coffee while it is hot, stay up late and get up late, eat when I wish, and just stay at home refusing to answer the phone. My friends keep asking when will I begin travelling, but the truth of the matter is that I even find planning a trip just too much work. I am perfectly happy reading, catching up on shows ( I missed most of Downton Abbey) on Blu-ray, hanging out at all hours on TOD to watch events in real time, and doing little of anything. I have even let my hair grow out because I now have the time to fuss with it if I need to. More power to Dave!

    • 64 magapie
      March 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      OMG. He looks like the 80-sumthin dem. organizer that constantly prowls my neighborhood and will flat TALK YOUR EAR OFF! (God bless him, I’m so glad he does all that work.)

    • 66 Dudette
      March 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Okay, let’s try this again! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • 68 nospin
      March 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      i like it. He looks happy.

  21. 69 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

  22. 70 desertflower
    March 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Has this been posted yet? Must see. NO COMPARISON!!!!

  23. 74 desertflower
    March 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Geeze….lifting lines from The American President….

  24. March 23, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    OOOOOOoooooooooooo

    • 76 CEB
      March 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      You know MO wants to get out there. The Mauricio’s seem like a fun couple and the Obamas appear to be really enjoying them. Come on compadres, let’s dance!

    • 78 No Child Left Behind
      March 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      The only thing missing in my life is to see POTUS on a tango with Michelle.

  25. 79 sherijr
    March 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Oh I so needed that- watching POTUS & FLOTUS dance was adorable πŸ™‚ gave me smiles.

  26. 88 carolyn
    March 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Well, how lucky for me…..I picked up the live streaming during the tango, and got to see President Obama and Michelle Obama dancing the tango! Wow. I cannot imagine another American president or president’s wife who could have done that!!!

    Now I see another handsome first couple…..three in the Americas: The Obamas, the Trudeaus and the Macris.

    I predict that tourism to Argentina will increase, especially with the trouble in Europe. And as soon as flights are regular, tourism will pick up in Cuba. The president and his wife are a two person stimulus package for the world. Beautiful. From what I’ve seen and read, Argentinians are very stylish and style conscious, and judging by their first lady, I’d have to agree.

    • 89 Dudette
      March 23, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Nooooo! I missed it! Arrrrrgh!

    • 90 arapaho415
      March 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      GE Carolyn.

      Everything I’ve read/seen about Argentina supports what you say. Quite stylish and beautiful people.

      The Macri’s daughter was adorable when she spoke to the President and First Lady after the toasts. She looked like she really didn’t want to be scuttled off to the children’s table. 😦

  27. 91 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  28. 93 GGAIL
    March 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Gracias Chips ❀️
    I know I can come to TOD and catch up on the day’s events

  29. 94 JER
    March 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  30. March 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  31. March 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    OH EM GEE

  32. March 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  33. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Now here’s a guy who knew how to wear a beard.

  34. March 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    THISSSSSS

  35. 131 Judith Fardig
    March 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Naughty-mat time!

    • 132 Dudette
      March 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Bring it, cuz, yes I’m oogling that married man and I just don’t care!
      If she didn’t want us to look at him, she shouldn’t have brought him out! πŸ˜€

      • 133 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        A-hem! You did notice FLOTUS was dancing too, right?

        πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        • 134 Dudette
          March 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

          Yes, I noticed. She was lovely.
          Although, I’m pretty sure JF didn’t call for the naughty mat cuz of anything said about FLOTUS. πŸ˜€

  36. March 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  37. March 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    WHOA

  38. 139 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I … Can’t … Breathe!!!

  39. 145 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Mark the comedian.

  40. 149 Dudette
    March 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  41. 152 No Child Left Behind
    March 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Que lo que paso con las chicas de POTUS?

  42. March 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    PBO looked like “help me somebody” out there on the floor…..:-) Awesome !!

  43. March 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    FLOTUSSS says…hmmmmm i think we will have to learn the tango…smilin

  44. 162 amk for obama
    March 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    so, basically more rw’ers head essplosions?

  45. March 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    More gorgeous photos from their last day in Cuba:

  46. 165 amk for obama
    March 23, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    dood.cant.dance / runs

  47. 170 amk for obama
    March 23, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba this week was peppered with memorable moments.

    Perhaps it was inevitable. Almost 90 years since the last US president visited the island, and certainly the first since Fidel Castro took power in 1959, it was always going to be historic.

    There was high symbolism, such as the wreath-laying at the memorial for independence hero Jose Marti or the Star Spangled Banner playing in Revolution Square.

    But for those of us who were here before the circus came to town, and will still be now it’s gone, a few other things stuck in the mind.

    I’m not sure if “family diplomacy” is an actual academic term, but if it were, the Obamas in Havana would be the dictionary definition.

    Family life is central to Cubans, and I think most people here appreciated the fact that Michelle Obama and the girls joined the president on this visit. He even brought the mother-in-law!

    This was no cold and calculated diplomatic mission to an old enemy.

    He seemed to genuinely want his daughters to experience history and to see Cuba for themselves. He joked about how as teenagers they didn’t like to join their parents on holiday any more, but that this was one trip they didn’t want to miss.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35887493

    family diplomacy it is.

  48. 171 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    OH MY…What a night…doing the tango in Argentina! πŸ™‚ My President and My First Lady!


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