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Obama family makes first Camp David visit on Saturday

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WASHINGTON--The first family, including Marion Robinson, the mother of First Lady Michelle Obama, boarded the Marine One helicopter Saturday afternoon en route to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. This is the first Camp David visit for the family. Another young girl was with the family.

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i think it is wonderful for our president and his family take some time away from all the happenings in D.C. to be together and enjoy each other. He is a wonderful young man, I voted for him on electio day, which was my 83rd birthday, and it was one of the happinest days of my life. I wish him and his beautiful family the best. I envy the first grandmother , to be able to spend such good time with her grand daughters. All my best wishes for your health and happiness, sincerely, Roslyn Talve

i think it is wonderful for our president and his family take some time away from all the happenings in D.C. to be together and enjoy each other. He is a wonderful young man, I voted for him on electio day, which was my 83rd birthday, and it was one of the happinest days of my life. I wish him and his beautiful family the best. I envy the first grandmother , to be able to spend such good time with her grand daughters. All my best wishes for your health and happiness, sincerely, Roslyn Talve

well deserved.

God bless ""OUR "" new President Barack Obama,, I hope they have a beautiful time at Camp David,, he's doing a great job so far,, let's pray he is given the chance to turn this country around ,, the very upset bunch of phonies in DC,, should calm it down & see the truth,, we the people want change & the pursuit of happiness,, nothing big,, just a decent job, with benefits ,, being able to pay our bills,, & live in a country as great & free as our's ,they should think of US,, not themselves,, you can be voted in or OUT of office,, these big shot Senators should spend a day or week in our shoes,, try to pay our bills,feed the kids,, lose a job,, start over,, like millions of US,,the Americans that VOTED for CHANGE NOW,, so stop with your ""acting"" classes,,& pass this STIMULAS bill now,, it seems the entire WORLD is depending on it... This situation is global,,,, wake up Washington,,smell the real pain people are in,, it's not about you any more,, but so many poor souls suffering & cold & hungry, who by the way are AMERICANS,, who do & can vote !!!!

People in highly stressful positions need to take time away in order to slow down and recover balance in their thinking and their bodies. I am, therefore, relieved to see that my new president is willing to get away, even if for 24 hours. Since he loves to walk, this will be a genuine plus, since he can do that without fifteen cameras and a lot of excited supporters watching. I hope he and his family will do this sort of thing often.

I'm very glad to see the First Family having some time together as a family. Ever since he took the office of the president President Obama has been working tirelessly making hard and difficult decisions in very depressing times in our nation. More power to him and we should all support him and God speed our good president!

I'm glad to see that the Messiah had an opportunity to rest before making those remarkably insightful selections for his Cabinet posts. I'm certainly happy he didn't pick any losers like tax cheats or whatever!

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