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Turkey Pardon

Dan Froomkin

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

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

Thanksgiving and Washington D.C.

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

For this week's blog, I intended to look back at previous Thanksgiving celebrations in the White House, but I became distracted by other things that I...

White House Spoofs Turkey Pardoning Ceremony (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The White House had a little fun this year with the turkey pardon, filming a trailer for the event ahead of time with deeply dramatic editing and musi...

Biden Pardons Single Yam In Vice Presidential Thanksgiving Ritual

The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

WASHINGTON -- In keeping with a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition, Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially pardoned a 4-pound yam today at a ceremony ...

Pumpkin The Pardoned Turkey: See This Year's Particularly Funny-Looking Bird (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Turkeys are funny-looking creatures, but the recipient of this year's and George W. Bush's final presidential turkey pardon, Pumpkin, is really, reall...

Sam Stein

Obama Talks Economy While Bush Pardons "Feathered Friends" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It would be hard to find a more striking contrast of presidential behavior than what transpired in the course of just a few minutes on cable news earl...