No Salahis, No Problem: Obamas Host State Dinner

White House shows off for Chinese leader Hu Jintao.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) toasts with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a state dinner at the State Dining Room the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu's state visit to the United States this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The menu of the state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao is seen during the dinner at the State Dining Room of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu's state visit to the United States this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) as first lady Michelle Obama looks on as they pose for the official photo at the Grand Staircase of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama and Hu met in the Oval Office earlier in the day. Liu Yongqing (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waits for Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama and Hu met in the Oval Office earlier in the day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama proposes a toast during a state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao at the State Dining Room of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu's state visit to the United States this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the State Dining Room of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu's state visit to the United States this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Action film star Jackie Chan arrives at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Fashion designer Vera Wang and Arthur Becker arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Figure skater Michelle Kwan arrives at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Anna Wintour (R), editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine, and Shelby Bryan (L) arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (L) and his wife Karen Duncan arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and his wife Maggie Daley arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Nancy Kissinger (L) and husband former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (R) arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Jill Hornor (L) and cellist Yo Yo Ma (R) arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Kenneth Roth (L), executive director of Human Rights Watch, and Annie Sparrow (R) arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Edwin M. Lee (L), Mayor of San Francisco, California, and Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, California, arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Steven Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, and his wife Connie Ballmer arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator John Kerry (D-MA) (L) arrives with his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Robert Iger (L), President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, and Willow Bay (R) arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (R) and her daughter Alice Albright arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Actor James Brolin (L) and his wife singer Barbra Streisand arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Jamie Dimon (R), chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and his wife Judith Dimon arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner (R) and his wife Carole Geithner arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Lloyd Blankfein (R), CEO of Goldman Sachs, and his wife Laura Blankfein arrive at the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting resident Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) speaks during a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the State Dining Room of the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is hosting a state dinner for Hu's state visit to the United States this evening. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: A view of the Red Room after it was prepared for a State Dinner at the White House 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Staff sort through chairs for a state dinner and entertainment in the Cross Hall of the White House 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Staff prepare the State Dining Room of the White House for a state dinner 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state dinner during his visit to the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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