President Obama is mixing up a Thanksgiving tradition this year, asking Americans to vote on which turkey he should pardon Nov. 27 in the Rose Garden. To help you decide if you're on #TeamPopcorn or #TeamCaramel, handy facts about the birds have been provided, as well as Soundcloud uploads of their gobbles. While only one victor will take home the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey, the fine print states that both turkeys will be spared slaughter.
Former Obama Aide Denies He Weighed Dropping Biden
A new book asserts the idea of replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton was floated in President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, but the former White House chief of staff denies it.
Another of President Obamas choices to fill a vacancy on a powerful appeals court was blocked by a filibuster as Senate Republicans stalled another White House nominee the third in two weeks and deepened a festering conflict with Democrats over presidential appointments. By a vote of 56 to 41, the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, a Georgetown law professor, fell short of clearing the necessary 60-vote threshold.
Echoing similar themes from his 2012 reelection, the President shifted to offense by laying out his agenda on how he will spend the next three years of his presidency working to narrow the income gap, expand opportunity, grow the economy, and build a thriving middle class. Chris Matthews has more with Rep. Jim Clyburn and Stephanie Rawlings Blake.
President Pushes Congress for Unemployment Benefit Extension
President Obama stepped up pressure on Congress Tuesday to reinstate unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired December 28 when they failed to vote on the issue before leaving town for the holidays.
A man who opened fire inside a mall in New Jersey Monday night was found dead hours later from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. Police say the shooter, a 20 year old male named Richard Shoop was found in a back area of the mall around 3:20am with a gun shot wound to the head.
A man, identified as 28-year-old Jermaine Lloyd, was seen by deputies, standing behind a tree attempting to slide on pantyhose and pink womens underwear. He was completely nude, expect for the turban on his head and high heels on his feet.