Obama uses final state dinner to honor Italy and its leader
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday used one of the largest state dinners of his tenure to honor Italy, a European ally and its leader who stand with the United States on a range of confounding world issues.
The soiree for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was the 13th and final state dinner for Obama, who leaves office in January. "Bittersweet" was the word several guests chose to describe the evening.
Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., said it's "a little sad" that it's Obama's last state dinner. But to make the occasion even more memorable, he said: "For tonight... read more