Date Night

Happy Anniversary, Mr. President

The International Olympic Committee may have given them the cold shoulder after their Chicago pitch this week, but at least the Obamas still have each other. Barack and Michelle Obama stepped out in Washington, D.C. last night for a dinner celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary, with the first lady wearing a characteristically chic backless dress. After a recent date in New York City drew criticism from commentators on the right for overspending, the president and first lady didn’t stray too far from the White House this time, and rode via motorcade (not helicopter) to D.C.’s Blue Duck Tavern for the occasion.