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Talking Politics At Thanksgiving, And A History Of The Turkey Pardon

With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Congressman John Conyers, that may well come up, too. And President Donald Trump kept with tradition and pardoned a turkey today. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Congressman John Conyers, that may well come up, too. And President Donald Trump kept with tradition and pardoned a turkey today. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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