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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama pardoned two turkeys at the White House today. Only one, Liberty, made an appearance at the event. The other, Peace, skipped the photos. November 23, 2011

Photo Gallery:President Obama pardons two lucky turkeys

President Obama carried on a Thanksgiving tradition today by pardoning two big turkeys. Liberty was on hand for the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning ceremony — Peace was a no show for some reason. Joining the president were daughters Malia and Sasha and the National Turkey Federation Chairman, Richard Huisinga. The two 19-week old turkeys tip the scales at 45 pounds each and were raised by a group of students in Minnesota. President Obama: “Now, I’m told that in order to prepare Liberty and Peace for their big day, the students exposed them to loud noises... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House --Blues master BB King performed , "Merry Christmas Baby," at the National Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010

Lighting the National Christmas Tree

  For the 88th time, the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony took place in Washington, DC last night.  The first family had t he honor of pushing the button that lit up a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce.  The President commented on the history and the resilience of the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony: President Obama: Often, the ceremony itself has reflected the pain and sacrifice of the times. There were years during the Second World War when no lights were hung, in order to save electricity. In the days following... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: The 2009 Official White House Christmas tree

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton On November 27, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree. It’s an 18 1/2 foot Douglas-Fir and will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On November 30, 2009, volunteers work on decorating the official White House Christmas tree.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On December 6, 2009, President Barack Obama and First Lady... Read More →

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Bo (the new First Dog) arrives at the White House

Photos: Pete Souza/White House President Barack Obama has fulfilled a campaign promise to his daughters Malia and Sasha; they finally got the dog they had been hoping and wishing for and quickly named him Bo. The six-month-old Portuguese water dog is a gift from Senator Edward M. Kennedy who has several Porties. For a while there, Bo was the best kept secret in Washington, D.C. An official debut was set for Tuesday, but word of the new first pet leaked out, according to The Washington Post.   I gotta gush a bit here. Bo... Read More →

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