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In what is clearly the biggest news out of Washington in months, somebody leaked out info about the Obamas’ new puppy, including this photo of him wearing a lei during a recent visit to the White House:

Bo 'bama

Bo 'bama

The Washington Post has the scoop on the first puppy, who is set to make his big debut Tuesday:

The little guy is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by that Portuguese water dog-loving senator himself, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Malia and Sasha named it Bo; their cousins have a cat named Bo and first lady Michelle Obama’s father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said.

Bo’s a handsome little guy. Well-suited for formal occasions at the White House, he’s got tuxedo-black fur, with a white chest, white paws, and a rakish white goatee.

We should have known the newspaper that cracked Watergate would be on top of this.


First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground Friday on a new vegetable garden on the south lawn of the White House. It will be the first garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a “victory garden” during World War II. The garden will provide food for White House meals.

The Obamas are setting a great example for the rest of America. Homegrown vegetables are healthier (no chemicals) and cheaper (total cost for seeds, mulch, etc., is $200, according to The New York Times). An economic recession is the perfect time to plant a garden!