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Obama’s Dog Wreaks Havoc on White House Party

Sunny, the President’s 2-year-old Portuguese Water Dog  jumped up on a toddler who was a guest at the unveiling of the official Christmas decorations, pushing the little girl to the ground.

Obama Dog PartyThe girl, later identified as Ashtyn Gardner, was one of the hundreds of children from military families who were on hand to help the First Lady display this year’s decorations.

According to sources…there were no hard feelings- or injuries- as Sunny proceeded to lick 2-year-old Ashtyn’s face as she was hugged by Mrs Obama.

While the story has gone viral as an adorable unscripted moment, one conservative outlet took the opportunity to take a shot at the First Lady and her attempt to restrain the pup from causing another tumble.  Making her out to be the as the worst monster since Cruella DeVille.

The Washington Times thought better of their headline at some point, and changed it to “First dog Sunny gets a little frisky with toddler at White House holiday event.” Their article, though, still highlights the alleged leash-yankage, and leaves it to the reader to decide what role this had in the felling of little Ashtyn:  New first dog Sunny got a little frisky at the White House. First lady Michelle Obama yanked on the new pup’s leash as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., lost her balance while greeting the Portuguese Water Dog. The faces of horrified chefs can be seen in the background.

By contrast, here’s how The Hill reported on Mrs. Obama’s role:  The 1-year-old puppy tried to escape her handler, knocking down 2-year-old Ashtyn Gardner in the process. The little girl got up quickly, and her dad, John, said she was fine.Michelle Obama was present and helped Ashytn to her feet. The first lady later checked on the little girl again and gave her a hug.

Portuguese Water Dog

Referred to as the Cao de Agua (dog of water) in its native Portugal, the Portuguese Water Dog was bred to accompany fisherman on their boats. An exceptional swimmer and diver, the breed retrieved broken nets, dove for fish, carried messages between boats and to shore, and guarded the boat for his master in foreign ports. The breed started disappearing in the early 20th century when technology made his daily job somewhat obsolete, but Dr. Vasco Bensaude, a wealthy Portuguese shipping magnate and dog fancier, saved the breed.

ABOUT Bo:   (born October 9, 2008) is the pet dog of the Obama family, the First Family of the United States Bo is a neutered male Portuguese Water Dog. President Barack Obama and his family were given the dog as a gift after months of speculation about the breed and identity of their future pet.The final choice was made in part because Malia Obama‘s allergies dictated a need for a hypoallergenic breed. The White House has referred to him as the “DOTUS” (Dog of the United States) or “First Dog“, a term occasionally used during recent U.S. administrations.

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John McCain Plays Poker

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Call, raise, or fold? John McCain shuffled his chips while the Secretaries of State and Defense discussed the destruction of a Middle Eastern regime.

Senator John McCainAs America’s most senior foreign policy and military officials made President Obama’s case for using military force against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain was busy playing poker on his iPhone.

A Washington Post photographer snapped an over-the-shoulder picture of McCain casually betting play money on his electronic cards, while Syria’s fate was the subject of passionate statements and often carefully manicured rhetoric.

Minutes after the Post published the photo online, McCain cracked a joke in the hope of limiting what is bound to be an embarrassing news cycle.John McCain Poker Twitter Photo

‘Scandal!’ read his sardonic tweet. ‘Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!’

As the news broke, McCain was waiting to appear on CNN to discuss the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

‘Occasionally I get a little bored,’ he admitted on the air, ‘and so I resorted.’

CNN associate producer Ashley Killough tweeted afterward that McCain ‘said he lost “thousands” of fake dollars’ during the marathon Capitol Hill session.

 

John McCain’s Daughter Makes Birthday Suit Video

John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States election.

United States Senator John McCain

Behind Blondie Park Gossip

Political Cheaters

Anthony Weiner is just the latest political figure to find himself in the middle of controversy, after photos of his bulging lower half was tweeted to a Washington student.  Although he initially denied the claims that the photo was him…his decision to come clean continues to keep things  buzzing in cyber space.  Adding to his embarrassment is his last name…”Weiner”  making it easy to makes jokes!  He is not the first to find himself in trouble for his actions…There have been numerous political figures who have gotten themselves in a mess.

SOURCE:  Dailymail.com.uk

The White House is Going to the Dogs

The Obama's get a new dog

Obamas New Dog Sunny

Obama's New DogToday the Obamas welcomed the newest member of their family – a little girl (puppy) named Sunny!

Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family.

Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.

In the past, Bo has been eager to help the First Family with their official duties, from visiting Walter Reed and the Children’s National Medical Center, to inspecting the Holiday decorations at the White House, to greeting guests at the White House on tours and during the Easter Egg Roll, but in October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn’t have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!

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Portuguese Water Dog

Referred to as the Cao de Agua (dog of water) in its native Portugal, the Portuguese Water Dog was bred to accompany fisherman on their boats. An exceptional swimmer and diver, the breed retrieved broken nets, dove for fish, carried messages between boats and to shore, and guarded the boat for his master in foreign ports. The breed started disappearing in the early 20th century when technology made his daily job somewhat obsolete, but Dr. Vasco Bensaude, a wealthy Portuguese shipping magnate and dog fancier, saved the breed.

ABOUT Bo:   (born October 9, 2008) is the pet dog of the Obama family, the First Family of the United States Bo is a neutered male Portuguese Water Dog. President Barack Obama and his family were given the dog as a gift after months of speculation about the breed and identity of their future pet.The final choice was made in part because Malia Obama‘s allergies dictated a need for a hypoallergenic breed. The White House has referred to him as the “DOTUS” (Dog of the United States) or “First Dog“, a term occasionally used during recent U.S. administrations.

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