Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

In his weekly address, President Obama gave thanks to all the men and women defending our freedom and acknowledged their sacrifice might mean they can’t spend the holidays with their families. The President also recognized that as Americans, we gather together this Thanksgiving to lift up those who need a helping hand, letting us move forward as a country and lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013.

President Barack Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas

President Barack Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013.
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West Wing Week 11/29/13 or, “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs”

Welcome to this Thanksgiving Edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President traveled to the west coast for a three day, three city swing, sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters, met with student entrepreneurs, held a video conference with Peace Corps volunteers, and announced a breakthrough in diplomatic talks with Iran. That’s November 22rd to November 28th or “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs.”

President Obama Pardons Popcorn, the 2013 White House Thanksgiving Turkey

The President grants the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to Popcorn, this years Official White House Turkey, in a ceremony on the North Portico of the White House. November 27, 2013.

We the Geeks: The Science of Cooking

We the Geeks: The Science of Cooking

President Barack Obama shakes hands with a young girl while the First Family participates in a Thanksgiving service project

President Barack Obama shakes hands with a young girl while he, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the First Family participate in a Thanksgiving service project at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2013.

President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama greet staff and volunteers at a Thanksgiving service project at the Capital Area Food Bank

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet staff and volunteers prior to a Thanksgiving service project at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2013.

President Obama Speaks on the Economy

President Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the DreamWorks Animation facility in Glendale, California. The American motion picture and television industry is a growing industry, and continues to create thousands of jobs across the country. November 26, 2013.