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One of the Biden Dogs Is Going Back to Training

Major will get more schooling after 2 biting incidents

(Newser) - One member of the Biden family will get special training about adjusting to life in the White House. CNN reports that the Bidens' German shepherd is going back to school after two biting incidents. "The off-site, private training will take place in the Washington, DC, area, and it is...

Cops: Guy Who Wanted to Dognap Bo Obama Arrested

On firearms charges, not dognapping charges

(Newser) - Scott Stockert allegedly traveled from North Dakota to Washington DC ... to dognap Bo Obama. Stockert was arrested Wednesday at a Hampton Inn in downtown DC by police officers responding to a tip from the Secret Service about the alleged dognapping plan, NBC Washington reports. Police found a shotgun, a rifle,...

Sasha, Malia Dish on White House Christmas

Obamas tell kid patients of 26 trees; 'presents not under each one'

(Newser) - The first family—minus the president, but plus the first dog—talked about their first White House Christmas yesterday, but Michelle Obama wouldn’t spill any secrets on what’s waiting for Barack under the tree. Malia told patients at the Children’s National Medical Center about the 26 trees...

Michelle: Bo's 'Crazy'
 Michelle: Bo's 'Crazy' 

Michelle: Bo's 'Crazy'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama’s assessment of her daughters’ new dog? He’s “crazy.” The energetic Portuguese water dog likes to bark, play, and chew on people’s feet, the first lady said today during a question-and-answer session for the White House’s Take Your Child to Work Day festivities....

Obamas Are 'Closing In' on First Puppy

It's a labradoodle or Portuguese water hound for Sasha, Malia

(Newser) - As their father prepares to take office next week, future first daughters Malia and Sasha Obama have only one question: When do they get their puppy? The girls have narrowed the choices down to two, Obama tells George Stephanopoulos—a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound. All that remains, the...

No 'Girly Dog' for Obama

 No 'Girly Dog' 
 for Obama 

No 'Girly Dog' for Obama

Despite Walters' entreaties, president-elect wants 'big rambunctious' canine

(Newser) - Barack Obama doesn't want a “girly dog” that just “sits in your lap and things,” he tells Barbara Walters in an interview set to air tonight, dismissing her unabashed lobbying for a White House pup similar to her sweet Havanese, Cha Cha Cha. “We're going to...

Big Choices for Obamas: Chef, Church

Special interest groups want to pick Obamas' puppy, church, chef

(Newser) - With the incoming first family's private decisions being scrutinized as breathlessly as the president-elect's cabinet picks, you already know about the battle over the puppy, and the private-or-public-school competition. New York reports on three other hotly contested issues:
  • The French-trained chef hired by Laura Bush may be replaced to reflect

Arugula as 'Hope Salad,' and Other Obama Changes

How president-elect can deliver, concretely, on campaign mantra

(Newser) - In case you haven’t heard, Barack Obama wants to bring change to America. Culture11 offers a list of what that change might mean:
  • When daughters ask for a puppy, Daddy shouts: "Yes we can!"
  • French win fries debate in White House cafeteria. Arugula now known as “

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