Before departing the White House for his resort home in Florida on Tuesday afternoon, President Trump handed out a pair of presidential pardons -- and the recipients gobbled up the spotlight. Amna Nawaz has the story of how this annual…
President Donald Trump will name the bird he’ll pardon Tuesday afternoon at the White House.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The tradition of the U.S. president’s pardoning a turkey at Thanksgiving was repeated once again at the White House, as President Trump performed the ritual before heading to Mar-a-Lago. But what started this peculiar custom? Yamiche Alcindor reports on the…
A pair of South Dakota turkeys named "Peas" and "Carrots" received a pardon from President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
By Lisa Desjardins
The presidential pardon is bestowed to one lucky turkey every year in November. But why has theatrical, annual tradition become part of our American holiday traditions? Lisa Desjardins has the answer.
The act of leniency means 47-pound Drumstick and 36-pound Wishbone will instead get to live the rest of their lives at a Virginia farm.
By PBS NewsHour
On the day before Thanksgiving, President Obama continued the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey, with an address rife with Thanksgiving puns. The tradition has continued every November for the past 25 years, but there’s debate about how it all…
By Tobin Miller Shearer, The Conversation
The presidential pardoning of turkeys invites the question: What is the significance of such a public rite of forgiveness?…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama spared two turkeys Wednesday named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
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