November 24th, 2011
12:11 PM ET

What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

The White House has released today's Thanksgiving menu. Highlights include Oyster stuffing, sweet potatoes, and six pies choices.

• Turkey
• Ham
• Cornbread Stuffing
• Oyster Stuffing
• Greens
• Macaroni and cheese
• Sweet Potatoes
• Mashed Potatoes
• Green Bean Casserole
• Dinner Rolls

• Banana Cream Pie
• Pumpkin Pie
• Apple Pie
• Sweet Potato Pie
• Huckleberry Pie
• Cherry Pie

Topics: Thanksgiving
Obama wishes 10 service members Happy Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Obama wishes 10 service members Happy Thanksgiving

President Obama kicked off this Thanksgiving with phone calls to 10 service members, the White House announced.

The president’s phone calls were to two members each of the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. All are deployed in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The White House says the president thanked each for their service while sending along his Thanksgiving wishes to them and their families.

Obama is expected to spend the rest of the day with friends and family in the White House.

Topics: President Obama
Obama hopes Thanksgiving spirit can ease partisan gridlock
November 24th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Obama hopes Thanksgiving spirit can ease partisan gridlock

Wishing Americans a Happy Thanksgiving, President Obama said he hopes Democrats and Republicans will carry forward the spirit of the holiday when they return to Washington:

With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.

If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.

The comments were part of the presidents weekly radio address. Full Transcript below.


Topics: The News