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President Obama Pardons a Thanksgiving Turkey

Wed, 2014-11-26 18:38

Since 1947, the chairman of the National Turkey Federation has presented a turkey to the President. Each Thanksgiving, the President “pardons” that turkey, ensuring that the bird gets to spend the rest of its days living on a farm in Virginia. Today, President Obama celebrated the 67th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation by pardoning two 20-week old, 48-pound turkeys. And just like last year, the American public decided which of the two turkeys – Mac or Cheese – would become the National Thanksgiving Turkey by casting a vote for #TeamMac or #TeamCheese online.

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West Wing Week 11/28/14 or, "We Need Turkey"

Wed, 2014-11-26 17:27


This week, the President traveled to Las Vegas and Chicago to highlight the steps he is taking to reform our broken immigration system, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and delivered a statement on the Grand Jury's decision in Ferguson, while the Vice President and Dr. Biden visited Ukraine and Turkey. That's November 21st to November 27th or, "We Need Turkey."


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This Day in History: Carving Out a Piece of Thanksgiving History

Wed, 2014-11-26 17:17

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#GivingTuesday 2014: Individual Action, Worldwide Impact

Wed, 2014-11-26 16:14

America has developed a wide number of social innovations that have matured from novel experiments into best practices for healthy societies.  We pioneered new approaches to charitable giving such as the community foundation.  We developed national service into a standard rite for youth development.  But in just a few short years, #GivingTuesday has emerged as a potent new model of online and offline engagement that was pioneered in our country but has taken root around the world.

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A Page from the #GetCovered Cookbook: Two Recipes You'll Need This Holiday Season

Wed, 2014-11-26 15:05

There's a good chance it'll take you less time to apply for health coverage than to make your Thanksgiving dinner. 
Need health insurance? Visit right now, where you can shop for plans and get yourself signed up.
Otherwise, be sure to share this delicious one-two recipe punch with everyone you know.

Check out the full recipe after the jump.
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Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Executive Action Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

Wed, 2014-11-26 13:32

Last week, the President took action to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible within the scope of his existing legal authority. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows want to play by the rules, pay their fair share of taxes, and get right with the law. The President is taking action to fix as much of the problem as he can, while continuing to work with Congress to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill.

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The Faces of Health Care: Ann C.

Wed, 2014-11-26 12:22

"I was finally able to have a physical and a gynecological check-up, which included a mammogram. The mammogram showed an irregularity ... The cancer has been detected at a very early stage, which, with a 98% survival rate, has saved my life!"

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Thankful for Healthcare: The Impact of the ACA Lives in Stories Like These

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:36

Over the past year, we’ve seen 10 million additional Americans gain health insurance, leading to a 26 percent drop in adults living without health coverage. This is progress which can’t be adequately quantified by the numbers, and as we approach the third week of our second Open Enrollment period this Thanksgiving weekend, we fully expect hundreds of thousands of families to use part of their time together to gather around their laptops, tablets and computers to make sure everyone has the health coverage they need to stay healthy in the new year.  

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Being Biden Vol. 17: Standing with Ukraine

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:20

The audio series Being Biden is an opportunity for the Vice President to give you a window into his daily life, and share some of his most memorable experiences.

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