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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House Tuesday night for the Trump administration's first state dinner.

Some of the guests include Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall, and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The Macrons arrive at the White House and pose with the Trumps before the dinner.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump standing with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte before a State Dinner at the White House. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive at the White House.

White House Advisor Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump arrive at the White House for the state dinner. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives with his wife.

Henry Kissinger and his wife. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Dinner will be served on china from both the Clinton and Bush administrations.

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The Joe Biden who became the 46th president on Wednesday isn't the same blabbermouth who failed in 1988 and 2008.

Why it matters: Biden now heeds guidance about staying on task with speeches and no longer worries a gaffe or two will cost him an election. His staff also limits the places where he speaks freely and off the cuff. This Biden protective bubble will only tighten in the months ahead, aides tell Axios.

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Why it matters: After former President Trump inhibited the transition, Biden is hoping the Republican minority in Congress will cooperate with getting his team in place. Biden hadn't even been sworn in when America Rising began blasting opposition research to reporters targeting Janet Yellen and Alejandro Mayorkas.