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CJB babbled: Have they ever turned down one? Typically Obama only dines with donors, so this was a rarity.

I'll take it that you wrote that out of ignorance rather than trolling so let me help you out:

"While the White House is mum about who will be among the 300 or so lucky invitees to President Obama's first state dinner Tuesday night, word is already leaking out about who's not going to be there.

Chief among the [invited] non-attendees: top Republican lawmakers."
"It's only been two months since Republicans took control of the House, and Speaker John Boehner is already earning a reputation for telling President Barack Obama, "No."

The Ohio Republican last week turned down a White House invitation to attend a state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. A week earlier, Boehner declined an offer from Obama to fly with him on Air Force One to attend the Tucson, Ariz., memorial ceremony. And unlike last year's House GOP retreat, the president was not asked by Republican leaders to make an appearance at this year's getaway."

That's with a just a few moments on Google, but perhaps these will help you get started.
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