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Obama pardons two turkeys
President Obama speaks during a campaign event in Fairfax, Va.: Obama and the Democrats are on track to raise $1 billion for the 2012 re-election campaign.
President Obama speaks during a campaign event in Fairfax, Va.: Obama and the Democrats are on track to raise $1 billion for the 2012 re-election campaign.
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resident Obama pardoned two turkeys on Wednesday, in the annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, are getting a reprieve. Both are 19-week-old, 40-lb turkeys from Virginia. Their names were selected from submissions by elementary school students.

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