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Thanksgiving Day Message from the Obamas
Transcript for Thanksgiving Day Message from the Obamas
The first family spending a quiet thanksgiving at the white house celebrating with a traditional turkey dinner. President obama did sneak away for a little while phoning service men and women, the whole family marking the holiday overnight, giving out bags of food to families in need at the capital. An exclusive tonight t the president and first lady telling barbara walters who they’re thinking of on this thanksgiving.
Mr. President, do you have a thanksgiving messag there are a lot of people out there who work hard every day, do right by their family, but are still working through some of their ravages of that big recession that we had. My message to them is know that every day I’m going to be working as hard as I can on your behalf.
Watch: Thanksgiving Day Message from the President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama http://t.co/KTP8wzkJJC
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 29, 2013
The First Family Spends A Quiet Thanksgiving At Home In The White House
From The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House Thursday and called several members of armed forces to thank them for their service to the country.
Many presidents have preferred to spend the holiday at Camp David, the secluded Maryland mountaintop retreat, but the Obama has more often chosen to have dinner at the Executive Mansion.
Hewing to past practice during his administration, Obama placed calls to several uniformed personnel. The White House said he talked to 10 service members — two each from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The White House said the president wished them and their families “a happy Thanksgiving.”
The guest list for the dinner wasn’t made public, so it wasn’t clear who would be joining the president, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia for the event.
The menu was quintessential Thanksgiving, with turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, greens, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. For dessert, the family had a choice of huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie.
Thank you The Associated Press
From Ms. Lynn Sweet & Obamafoodorama:
The First Family’s 2013 Thanksgiving feast features traditional turkey and honey-baked ham entrees and for desert, nine kinds of pies, according to menu the White House released on Thursday.
Obamafoodorama, the publication of record when it comes to food and the Obama White House notes the food selections are “the identical menu as for past Thanksgivings–except for the pie. In previous years there were six kinds of pie served.
“Today’s menu includes three additional pies and new flavors, too: Huckleberry Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Peach Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Banana Cream Pie, and Coconut Cream Pie.
“The Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Peach, and Pecan Pies are all new for this year’s menu. Huckleberry, Apple, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Banana Cream pies were all served last year with Cherry Pie, now dropped from the 2013 Presidential selection.”
HERE IS THE MENU…..
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Chocolate Cream Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Ms. Lynn Sweet & Obamafoodorama:
White House Schedule – November 29, 2013
President Obama’s Guidance For Nov. 29th, 30th, & Dec. 1st, 2013
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
GUIDANCE FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2013
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.
11:00 AM EST: The Arrival of the White House Christmas Tree. The White House.
The Arrival of the White House Christmas Tree
Scheduled for Nov 29, 2013
The official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room stands 18 1/2 feet high and is nearly 11 feet wide. It comes from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Lehighton, PA.
President Obama speaks to ABC News’ Barbara Walters at the White House on Nov. 22, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Barbara Walters’ Exclusive Interview with President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama.
From ABC News, LAUREN EFFRON via NIGHTLINE:
Despite facing a disastrous rollout of his health care plan, criticism over his policies and approval ratings that have plunged to an all-time low, President Obama said he remains confident that his signature health care law will be an important part of his legacy and things can only get better.
“I’ve gone up and down pretty much consistently throughout,” Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview at the White House. “But the good thing about when you’re down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up.”
Barbara Walters’ exclusive interview with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama airs on a special edition of “20/20,” “Walters at the White House,” on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET
Obama’s Affordable Care Act,, which was meant to be a centerpiece of his presidency, has been hit with enormous backlash since its website, Healthcare.gov, went live in October and has continued to suffer from technical glitches. The race is now on for the tech-surge team to produce a fully functional website.
“I continue to believe and [I'm] absolutely convinced that at the end of the day, people are going to look back at the work we’ve done to make sure that in this country, you don’t go bankrupt when you get sick, that families have that security,” the president said of his health care law. “That is going be a legacy I am extraordinarily proud of.”
Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency Ends
But in the aftermath of the website’s troubled rollout, reports surfaced that senior Obama administration officials expressed ongoing anxiety over the site not working properly months before it went live on Oct. 1, but seemed to have left the president in the dark about their concerns.
“Obviously my most recent concern has been that my website’s not working … and we’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that [it] wasn’t going to work the way it needed to,” Obama said. “But my priority now has been to just make sure that it works.”
Thank you LAUREN EFFRON via NIGHTLINE
“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.”
West Wing Week 11/29/13 or, “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs”
November 2013: Photo of the Day
November 2013: Photo of the Day
President Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving
Published on Nov 28, 2013
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.
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