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Turkey Pardon

Dan Froomkin

Turkey Spared -- But Obama's Compassion For Humans Comes Up Short

HuffingtonPost.com | 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"

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...