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White House Turkey Pardon

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Letter to Obama: About That Turkey Pardon

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green
Megan Pincus Kajitani

We can all enjoy our Thanksgiving, with our loved ones, without putting turkeys on the chopping block. We can support American tradition without supporting the factory farm system that is causing suffering of our health, our planet and millions of animals.

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...