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First family Thanksgiving includes oyster stuffing, six kinds of pie

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. There’s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Show More Summary

Want To Get Paid Faster? President Obama and Big Companies Have Pledged To Help

In July, the White House and the SBA joined together with the private sector to pledge that big companies would pay their small business vendors faster. I’m a small business owner and I know what it’s like to have a vendor pay you in 30, 60 or 90 days! Argh. Show More Summary

The Creepiest White House Thanksgiving Ever

The tradition of the White House turkey pardon supposedly dates back to 1947 and President Harry Truman. However, one year it went horribly awry. In 2011, the Washington Post tracked down a longtime rumor that a turkey presented to President Richard Nixon had to have its feet nailed to a table for the occasion. Show More Summary

This is what the Obama family is eating for Thanksgiving dinner

President Obama may have pardoned a turkey yesterday, but that doesn't mean every bird is safe from his dinner table. The White House has issued a press release detailing the massive spread President Obama and his family will be enjoying this Thanksgiving, and the turkey made the cut. Show More Summary

White House head chef traces roots to Chicago, Philippines

Cris Comerford arrived in Chicago in the 1980s as a virtual unknown, worked hard and ultimately landed a big job in the nation's capital.

Puppet Nation: Thanksgiving at the White House

Puppet Nation: Thanksgiving at the Wh... 1:04 President Obama invites a cast of characters to celebrate Thanksgiving...some have better table manners than others. Submitted by: Piro Regular Keywords: Thanksgiving White House PuppetsShow More Summary

Americans ask Pres. Obama to show Thanksgiving Mercy to Gaza

PressTV | – “President Obama pardoned two turkeys at the White House today, a tradition meant to illustrate the generosity and compassion of the Thanksgiving holiday. But for some, this time of…

MO Lt Gov: We Want To See Communications Between Gov and WH

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) reported that he and leaders in the Missouri House and Senate are filing a request to see the communications between the White House and Governor Jay Nixon (D) to see if the White House pressured Nixon not to send the National Guard to Ferguson on Wednesday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

For Darren Wilson, An Uncertain Future

Realistically, may as well be ex-Officer Darren Wilson can't really begin thinking about his future what with a Depart of Justice, White House and organizational Left that's likely far from done with him. He could still face Civil rights violations and the media storm chasing him is still raging. Show More Summary

News Analysis: Without Passing a Single Law, Obama Crafts Bold Enviornmental Policy

20 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Leaning on the Clean Air Act of 1970, President Obama has shaped his legacy and reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the White House.

Immigrants are Social Security eligible under Obama actions

Those who apply for work permits would be eligible for Medicare benefits upon retirement age, according to the White House.

Malia and Sasha Obama Are Over the Stupid White House Turkey Pardon

20 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Not even the pomp and ritual of the White House can overcome the most powerful force known to man: TEEN CONTEMPT. Read more...

Not just Obama's two pardoned turkeys deserve a more humane Thanksgiving

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Once again, President Obama has pardoned two turkeys using  “executive action” (ha-ha) on Thanksgiving eve, ensuring that neither will be the centerpiece on anyone’s holiday table.   The White House asked Twitter followers to vote on which of the turkeys with...

John Oliver Comments on the Strange Tradition of White House Turkey Pardoning for Thanksgiving on ‘Last Week Tonight’

23 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Host John Oliver commented on the strange tradition of White House turkey pardoning for Thanksgiving in a web exclusive clip for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Turkey pardoning is a weird tradition. They’re basically all guilty…of being delicious.

Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House

23 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Cheese, a 49-pound, 36-inch-tall turkey with a gobble said to sound like a country twang, received a presidential pardon at the White House on Wednesday, saving him from a "terrible and delicious fate."

There Is No Way President Obama Smoked A Cigarette With Billy Joel

President Obama’s former smoking habit has reared its head again in the form of media reports that he copped a smoke with pop legend Billy Joel during a White House visit last year. The right-wing media has eagerly repeated the tale, but it all started on Judy Kurtz’s The Hill blog, In The Know: According [...]

Obama Pardons Turkey Named Cheese in Thanksgiving Tradition

In an annual Thanksgiving ritual, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a 48-pound turkey in a ceremony at the White House.

Obama at Turkey Pardon: 'I Know Some Will Call This Amnesty'

During the White House Turkey pardon this year, President Obama joked that his critics would call his action “amnesty.” “I know some will call this amnesty,” he said, as the people in the room laughed. “But don't worry, there is plenty...Show More Summary

Obama grants 'amnesty' to Thanksgiving turkeys

President Obama managed to get in a few digs at his critics during the annual White House Turkey Pardon on Wednesday, joking that some would say the president gave 'amnesty' to the pardoned birds. With a smirk on his face and a chuckle...Show More Summary

First Draft Focus: A Presidential Tradition, With Cheese

President Obama pardons Cheese, the official national Thanksgiving turkey, with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, at the White House on Wednesday.

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