The Obamas Visit Yellowstone National Park

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President Barack Obama took a break from health care talks to do some sightseeing with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia.

The first family spent Friday night at a lodge in Montana where Obama went fly-fishing -no, he didn’t catch any fish – and Michelle, Malia and Sasha went white-water rafting.

The next day they took a helicopter ride to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and accompanied by his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng her husband Konrad and their daughter, the party drove through the park in a motorcade, took an official tour with Park Ranger Katy Duffy and even stopped at the Old Faithful General Store where the President and Malia deliberated over which flavor ice cream to purchase.

Next stop on Obama’s weekend tour -Grand Canyon National Park.

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VIDEO: President Obama Keeps Campaign Promise to Malia & Sasha with First Pup Bo

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The First Puppy has made his White House debut on Tuesday among a gaggle of photogs snapping Portuguese water dog Bo Obama, the President, First Lady Michelle and First Daughters Malia and Sasha.

“I love him,” Malia Obama, 10, said of her 6-month old pup. “He’s perfect.”

But scene-stealer Sasha, 7, called him out on his one flaw: “He doesn’t know how to swim!”

President Obama was obviously impressed with Bo–a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy–said, “He’s a star. He’s got star quality.” But no matter how intrigued, the president, when asked where Bo will sleep, answered, “Not with me.”

ObamaNation: A Large Portion of Blacks Are Voting Early

African-Americans are turning out in disproportionate numbers to vote early, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Georgia alone, black voters have made up nearly 36% of about 758,000 early voters. By comparison, African-Americans represented 25% of the overall turnout in 2004.

“We gonna have two little black girls in the White House running up and down the hallways to find their dog,” Obama supporter and early voter Lorene Smith told the paper, alluding to Malia and Sasha’s hope of getting a dog when they move to the White House.