I’s spring break for the Obama daughters and mom has taken them West
for the week. Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Mount Rushmore
Wednesday to see the monument where four U.S. presidents are
immortalized in stone on the soaring mountainside.
Now the Obamas have arrived in Las Vegas for a private family visit.
At the depths of the recession, President Obama seemed to disparage
Las Vegas visits, at one point warning hard-pressed Americans, “You
don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for
There is lingering dismay in the Las Vegas travel and tourism
industry but, during the political campaign, Obama has been a frequent
visitor on official and political trips to the swing state of Nevada.
The first lady’s private schedule with Sasha and Malia in Las Vegas
is short. They travel on to California for publicly announced events,
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