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The Day After Thanksgiving Wreaks Havoc On Plumbing Nationwide

  by Joshua Gill As crazed shoppers swamp stores after Thanksgiving, so too will the unmentionable clog the pipes of homes countrywide during the day plumbers call “Brown Friday.” Most people know of the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday — a day of great deals and, sometimes, greater risk to life and limb in competing with overly aggressive or desperate ...

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Thank God For President Trump

The following article is written by Lauren DeBellis Appell who is a freelance writer and former press secretary for Rick Santorum. She says many of the things I’ve been saying in my articles over the past two years and I thought it best to repost it here. She is so right in saying you would never know these things Trump ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in a Teleconference with Members of the Military [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump holds a teleconference with members of the Military on Thanksgiving Day. Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. It’s an honor to be with you. I remember last year, same thing. I think the food is better this year. (Laughter.) Maybe. Is everyone good? AUDIENCE: Yes, sir. THE PRESIDENT: Happy Thanksgiving, to start off. I smelled the ...

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Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago – long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people – one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never heard – but should. Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, gives us the run-down on how ...

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Watch Live: President Trump & The First Lady Participate in the Presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a ceremony to choose the National Thanksgiving Turkey by manner of a presidential pardon. The two candidates are named Peas and Carrots and the event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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White House Reveals Thanksgiving Turkey’s Names

The White House revealed Monday the names of the two Turkeys selected for a possible Presidential pardon. The White House chose the pair’s names, Peas and Carrots, from a list of 600 provided by the residents of South Dakota, the state from which the birds came. “Meet Peas: He loves popcorn, ice fishing, watching planes, and hopes to learn how ...

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You get to vote which White House Turkey gets pardoned

The White House is going to let Americans decide which of the two White House Turkeys gets to live out his days on farm and which one becomes Thanksgiving dinner. “On November 20, President Donald J. Trump will continue the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey,” the White House said on its website. “And you ...

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Put Food Safety in Focus this Thanksgiving

Because of the unified efforts of America’s turkey farmers and processors, the federal government and retailers, U.S. consumers can have greater confidence than ever in the safety of the turkeys they consume at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. Those same consumers can rest easy knowing they have ultimate control in the fight against foodborne illness. Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the ...

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Gobble Up Safety On Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, family, friends, and, of course, food! Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Turkey Day –the leading day for home cooking fires! The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates an average of 1,800 cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day each year;  three times the number on any other day of the year. And, ...

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Survey: Thanksgiving Hosts to Average $334 for Dinner and Have 11 Guests

The average Thanksgiving dinner host this year will have 11 hours of prep work, 11 dinner guests and $334 in Thanksgiving expenses, but most hosts love the opportunity. Those who host Thanksgiving sacrifice a lot of time and money during this holiday, but most wouldn’t have it any other way, another reason to be thankful for Thanksgiving hosts. LendingTree conducted ...

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New Report Forecasts All-Time High for 2018 Thanksgiving Air Travel

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today projected that a record 30.6 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving air travel period, up from an estimated 29 million passengers during the 2017 travel period. The forecast translates to an estimated 2.55 million passengers per day, up 137,000 per day from a ...

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More Than 54 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving, Most Since 2005

AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. ...

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