Word on the Hill: Turkey Pardon

Senate bean soup for Thanksgiving

A person in a turkey costume is interviewed outside the Capitol by Fox News in 2009. (Tom Williams/ CQ Roll Call file photo)
A person in a turkey costume is interviewed outside the Capitol by Fox News in 2009. (Tom Williams/ CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:00am

President Barack Obama marks another ‘last time’ event today: the pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

At a ceremony in the White House’s Rose Garden at 2:40 p.m., Obama will take on his eighth ceremonial turkey pardoning in honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Word on the Hill will be returning on Monday.

No, John Thune did not make bean soup

The Senate Republican Conference wants to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and has come out with a video showing how to make the infamous Senate bean soup a part of your holiday. Here are step-by-step instructions for the recipe, which dates back to 1901, according to the conference.

Schumer honored for work for Holocaust survivors

At an event to support the work of Blue Card, a nonprofit that provides financial aid to Holocaust survivors, living below or at the poverty level, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., was given the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice on Monday. Journalist Kati Marton, after whose late husband the award is named, presented it to Schumer at a ceremony at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

Happy birthday to

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., 66.

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., 63.

Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., 70.

On Saturday: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., 63.

On Sunday: Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., 58.

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Take a look at the Capitol’s restored dome, senators settling World Series bets, an official greeting for new female senators and orientation for new House members.

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