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Obama Turkey Pardon

Let's Not Chicken Out on Pending Clemency Applications

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Chandra Bozelko

President Barack Obama is seven-for-seven in pardoning turkeys but his clemency initiative is still backed up. That needs to change. As it stands now,...

Obama Should Use His Power to Pardon Prisoners, Not Turkeys

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Eric E. Sterling

At hundreds of thousands of tables on Thursday, as there have been for decades, there will be places set for mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, cousins, nieces and nephews who are still in prison. I can only imagine how these families must feel to see their President use his desperately needed clemency powers to pardon a turkey.

GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.05.2014 | Home

A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pard...

Arin Greenwood

Turkey Pardoned From Death By Obama Last Year Is Still Gobbling Up The Good Life | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home

Caramel the turkey, one of two big gobblers pardoned by President Barack Obama last Thanksgiving, has a lot to be thankful for this year. For one ...

President Obama Takes My Advice and Utilizes His Pardon Power

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Anthony Papa

President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates convicted for non-violent drug offenses involving crack cocaine. He also granted pardons to 13 others.

Let's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home
Adam Banner

Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.

In Ultimate Mind Pluck, Obama Pardons One Turkey, Only to Carve Up Friend and Eat Him

El Guapo | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
El Guapo

What gives? Our resident Daily Refried psychologist says it's a rather straightforward answer.

Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama pardons the national Thanksgiving turkey Wednesday as part of an annual tradition that dates back to the Kennedy White House. ...

President Obama, Pardon Both the Turkey and Drug War Prisoners for the Holidays

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Anthony Papa

I support and applaud President Obama's treatment of turkeys. But I have to ask the president: what about the treatment of the more than 100,000 people who are incarcerated in the federal system because of the war on drugs?

You Can Vote On Which Turkey Obama Will Pardon (But Both Will Be Spared)

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2013 | Home

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a tradition going back to the Kennedy White House. But in a n...

Obama's Pardoned Turkeys Are Not Long For This World

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home

Every Thanksgiving, a turkey -- and a spare -- are pardoned by the president. And it's very pleasant to imagine these gigantic birds enjoying long ret...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Criticizes Obama By Way Of Turkey Pardon

Posted 11.25.2012 | Home

Melissa Harris-Perry criticized Obama on her Saturday MSNBC show by discussing his pardon of Cobbler the turkey for Thanksgiving. In her signature ...

WATCH: Did Obama Reference Romney's "Gifts" Comment At Turkey Pardon?

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

Did President Barack Obama poke fun at Mitt Romney's infamous "gifts" comment at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation on Wednesday? "They ...

Obama Pardons Turkeys Cobbler & Gobbler In Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Back from a trip to Asia, President Barack Obama took care of some holiday business, pardoning the national T...

Presidential Turkey Pardon: It's Time for This Thanksgiving Tradition to Go

Ani Satz | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Ani Satz

Though played for laughs, the presidential turkey pardon makes a mockery of extreme animal suffering.

LOOK: Presidents Pardon Turkeys!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

The presidential turkey pardon is an annual Thanksgiving tradition that takes place at the White House. Cobbler and his alternate, Gobbler, are the...

5 Ways To Fight For Humane Treatment Of Turkeys This Thanksgiving

Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

Updated on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. President Obama pardoned two turkeys on Wednesday, but the leader of the free world isn’t the only one with...

PHOTOS: These Special Turkeys Like Carly Simon Music

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gobbler and Cobbler will be spared. The most famous turkeys of 2012 are spending a few days in the lap of luxury at the W Hotel near the...

Katy Hall

Pardoned Turkey Suffers Fate Of His Predecessors | Katy Hall | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

One of the two turkeys President Barack Obama pardoned last November didn't live to see his second Thanksgiving. Peace had served as the understud...

Pardoned Turkeys Often Have 'Short Retirements'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, President Obama is scheduled to pardon one of two 19-week-old, Virginia-raised, 40-pound male turkeys, otherwise known as ...

PHOTOS: Sasha And Malia Are All Grown Up!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

We know we're supposed to be excited about the sparing of the turkey's life and all, but seriously: look at how stylish Sasha and Malia are! The fa...

WATCH: Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

President Obama took to a stage outside the White House this morning, flanked by his daughters Sasha and Malia, to offer this year's Thanksgiving turk...

Dan Froomkin

Turkey Spared -- But Obama's Compassion For Humans Comes Up Short | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In one of the White House's sillier annual rituals, Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned the second Thanksgiving turkey of his presidency....

PHOTOS: Obama Pardons National Turkey

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking joke...

Obama Turkey Pardon: Thanksgiving At The White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"You know, there are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office," President Obama declared while standing outside the White House on Wed...