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Presidential Pup Makes Debut

Apr. 12 2009, Updated 12:00 p.m. ET

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It's not exactly a mystery worthy of Watergate, but Puppygate has tongues wagging in Washington.

Mysterious Web sites, secret sources, clandestine meetings - they're all part of the intrigue surrounding the First Family's new pooch, a Portugese Water Dog.

The 6-month-old pup was a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy, and the White House was hoping to keep it a secret until Tuesday. But those plans were scuttled as news-- some accurate, some not - leaked within the past few days.

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The Washington Post reports the dog is named Bo and had a secret meeting with the Prez and family a few weeks ago. Apparently Bo was a big hit because he's now officially a member of the family!

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