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Turkey Pardon

Let's Not Chicken Out on Pending Clemency Applications

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.29.2015 | Crime
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,...

At Turkey Pardoning, Sasha, Malia Obama Prove They're Just Like Other Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

Sasha and Malia Obama once again joined their father at the annual White House turkey presentation Wednesday, even snickering at some of President Bar...

Venus and Serena Turkey -- Guests of Honor at Our Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.

Every Year, Obama Pardons A Turkey And Hates Every Minute Of It

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Being president of the United States means shouldering grave responsibilities and making impossible decisions, like when to go to war. The job also co...

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

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

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...

You Better Believe We're Running Another Story On Sarah Palin's Notorious Turkey Massacre

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

This story was first published in 2012 and again in 2013. For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is d...

Arin Greenwood

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

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 ...

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

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
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 | Comedy
El Guapo

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

Can the Presidential Turkey Pardon Just Go Away Already?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

While the stunt makes every effort to indicate that turkey farming is a humane industry, the reality is not what we'd like to believe.

Remember When Sarah Palin Thought This Interview In Front Of A Turkey Massacre Would Be Smart?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

This story was first published in 2012. For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literall...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama pardons two overweight turkeys named Carmel and Popcorn during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, t...

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

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.26.2014 | Crime
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?

A Feast Of Ways To Support Humane Treatment Of Turkeys

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

The tradition of chowing down on a big juicy turkey may be age-old, but the inhumane way many of these birds are treated is relatively new. Since 1...

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

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

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 | Green

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...

Look, It's The Great Turkey Disaster Of '08

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgivin...

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 | Politics

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

Pardon the Turkey, Not Industrial Farms

Karen Steuer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Karen Steuer

The White House turkey deserves a presidential pardon. Industrial animal agriculture does not.

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...

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 | Style

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...

Rachel Tepper

Pardoned Turkey Is A Specially-Trained Showbird (PHOTOS) | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Thanksgiving turkey officially pardoned by President Obama on Wednesday morning isn't your run-of- the-mill bird. It's actually been...

Pardoned Turkeys: Where Are They Now?

McSweeneys | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Gobbler Pardoned by George H. W. Bush, 1989. Currently serving a life sentence in Leavenworth Penitentiary. Gobbler was convicted of two counts of ...