The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Obama Grants Clemency to Iowa Turkey

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President Barack Obama pardons a National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tot, during a rite in a Rose Garden of a White House in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP


What We’re Reading

Fast and Loose: The president-elect typically spends weeks interviewing and questioning intensity Cabinet nominees, though Donald Trump’s “freewheeling” vetting routine is considerably different. (Nancy Cook and Andrew Restuccia, Politico)

Legacy Kids: Jared Kushner’s acknowledgment into Harvard has been questioned, as a outcome of his father’s large concession to a university before to his attending. But bequest welfare is not uncommon, as “most tip universities still make room for as many alumni children as they did a decade ago.” (Daniel Golden, ProPublica and Town Country)

Will Clinton Cry Foul?: Several mechanism scientists and choosing lawyers are job for Hillary Clinton to demand a recount, claiming that formula in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania “may have been manipulated or hacked.” (Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine)

A Woman during a Table: If South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is reliable as UN ambassador, she’ll be a fifth lady to paint a U.S. in a role—and a usually womanlike member of a UN Security Council. (Hayes Brown, BuzzFeed)

On a Defense: Women and gynecologists are on high warning as they wait to learn a predestine of birth control underneath a Trump administration. The questions during hand: How will Trump’s due changes to Obamacare change birth control access? And how quick will they take outcome if implemented? (Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker)


Visualized

Thanksgivings Past and Present: From parades to turkey pardons, here’s a gallery of a 37 best cinema chronicling Thanksgiving traditions from a past century. (Alan Taylor, The Atlantic)


Question of a Week

We can all determine that 2016 has been a prolonged year, though this week, we asked we to explain what you’re many beholden for in a universe of politics. Here were some of a favorite responses:

Miriam Helbok pronounced she’s beholden for Bernie Sanders’s debate since it “energized and maybe even awakened thousands of immature people to a significance of holding an active partial in progressing a democracy.”

For several readers, including David Lippman, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s detriment in Arizona was “the usually square of certain news in a offensive domestic year.”

Grace Lutfy pronounced she’s beholden for Alec Baldwin and Larry David’s performances on Saturday Night Live.

And Barry Tarshis wrote in to contend that he’s “thankful to be a Canadian.” Thanks for that, Barry.

Read this week’s Note for some-more good responses, and keep an eye out for Monday’s Politics Policy Daily to enter a Question of a Week contest.

-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) and Candice Norwood (@cjnorwoodwrites)

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