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Thankful for an Income, Hoping for Equality

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The opportunity to work hard and provide comfortably for my family is something I am especially grateful for on this day of giving thanks. As most of us prepare to feast on a cornucopia of lovingly prepared foods, I am acutely aware that the basic necessity of a living wage eludes millions here in America and billions more around the world.

The Battle for Islam

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With over 1.6 billion followers, one third of them living as minorities, Islam is a major force in the world today. An active factor in international relations, its influence is far from local or confined to countries and communities classified as "Muslim.

Ferguson Celebrates Thanksgiving After A Quiet Night

Posted in Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Here's What The Obamas Are Eating For Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted in Politics

This year, President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they'll dine on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes -- and six kinds of pie.

Here's this year's menu, as provided by the White House press office:

Dinner:

Thyme Roasted Turkey
Honey-Baked Ham
Cornbread Stuffing
Oyster Stuffing
Braised Winter Greens
Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potato Gratin
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Dinner Rolls

Dessert:

Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Pecan Pie
Cherry Pie

As the Associated Press notes, it's Obama's responsibility to pick up the tab for the meal -- as he does every other day of the year:

Gary Walters, who was chief White House usher for many years, said the payment rule dates back to 1800 when the White House was first occupied by President John Adams and there was no staff. Presidents brought staff with them and paid for everything.

Congress gradually began spending money to maintain an official White House staff to oversee operations and maintenance, but presidents continued to pay for personal expenses.


What it boils down to, Walters said, is that the White House is first and foremost the president's home.


"On behalf of the Obama family – Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and Sunny – I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving," Obama said in his Thanksgiving address to the nation. "Like many of you, we’ll spend the day with family and friends, catching up, eating some good food and watching a little football. Before we lift a fork, we lend a hand by going out into the community to serve some of our neighbors in need. And we give thanks for each other, and for all of God’s blessings."

Obama Builds Environmental Legacy With 1970 Law

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President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very possible that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington.

Protests In Ferguson Dwindle

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Travel and Tourism

Travel & Tourism Explore the extraordinary secrets of the Caribean Islands.

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Poll Of The Week

What is your favorite travel destination?

America - 42.9%
Europe and Asia - 42.9%
Africa - 14.3%

Total votes: 7
The voting for this poll has ended on: December 31, 2013