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Kennedy's Office Had Gone to the Dogs

Portuguese water dogs were a furry fixture of senator's office

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy may have been the Senate's liberal lion, but his office was clearly no place for cats, reports Politico in a look at the three Portuguese water dogs that were fixtures in his Washington digs. The pooches provided a warm, furry presence amid what could be tense negotiations, and... More »

Biden: Bo Don't Know Nothin' Like MY Dog

Veep disses his boss's dog in chat with fifth-graders

(Newser) - Vice President Joe Biden may have once again strayed off-message in a question-and-answer session with some Syracuse fifth-graders yesterday, the Post-Standard reports. Asked if he had ever petted a dog, Biden told the kids he had a dog of his own—and that his German shepherd didn't play second fiddle... More »

Labradoodle Fans, Relax: Obamas Still Undecided

First Lady's dog vote just one of four: rep

(Newser) - It seems Michelle Obama was using the media to influence household politics when she announced her dog choice, the Los Angeles Times reports. “They have not selected a breed,” her press secretary insists. “Mrs. Obama likes the Portuguese water dog, but she is only one of four... More »

And the Winner Is ... Portuguese Water Dog

(Newser) - After a wait that felt almost as long as the presidential campaign, the Obamas have decided to adopt a Portuguese water dog, People reports. Her daughters can hardly wait, Michelle Obama said. “So Sasha says, 'April 1st.' I said, 'April.' She says, 'April 1st.' It's, like,... More »

Poll: Nation Prefers a Mutt for Obamas

43% want first family to get pooch from shelter

(Newser) - A majority of Americans think the First Family should adopt a mutt, according to an AP poll. While the nation’s pet-less are split on the issue, pet owners, who represent 60% of the population, went 2-1 in favor of a mixed breed. That may not be enough to sway... More »

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