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Obama Turkey Pardon

Obama: Turkey Pardon Will Be My 'Most Talked About Executive Action This Month'

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys. ...

Arin Greenwood

Turkey Pardoned From Death By Obama Last Year Is Still Gobbling Up The Good Life

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

President Obama Takes My Advice and Utilizes His Pardon Power

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
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 | 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.

Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardo...

Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

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 | 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?

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...

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

Posted 11.25.2012 | Media

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Impact

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green

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 | 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...

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...

Obama Pardoning 2 Large Minnesota Turkeys

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without hi...

Obama Family Volunteers At Washington Food Pantry

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family have delivered turkeys that didn't receive a presidential pardon to a food pantry for the poo...

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....

PHOTOS: Obama Pardons National Turkey

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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