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Watch Live: Presidential Turkey Pardon


The annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition is finally upon us. In the tradition’s 25th year, President Barack Obama will pardon two lucky turkeys, named Mac and Cheese, in the Rose Garden this afternoon.

Happy Thanksgiving from FishbowlDC!

Watch live at 2:15 PM/ET via PBS NewsHour.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama to Deliver 2:50pm Presser on Midterm Results

President Barack Obama will deliver a press conference at the White House on Wednesday at 2:50 pm following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections and the Republican party gaining control of the U.S. Senate.

WATCH below, via the White House’s YouTube channel:

Obama Takes Covers of New York Daily News and New York Post

Following a Republican takeover of control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday evening, the New York Daily News and the New York Post both plastered President Obama on their Wednesday covers.

The Post’s cover stripped Obama of his clothes while the Daily News replaced the “H” in Obama’s popular campaign graphic displaying “HOPE” with an “N.”


CNN Politics Tweets Cartoon by Jake Tapper of Obama’s Imagined Reaction


WATCH LIVE at 2:55pm: President Obama on Ebola

President Barack Obama will deliver a 2:55 pm statement Tuesday on the White House’s response to Ebola.


President Obama Hugs Recently Cured Ebola Patient

President Barack Obama today met with Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola and has since been cured, in the White House’s Oval Office.

Pham thanked medical practitioners and her support team earlier today upon being released from NIH in Bethesda.

“So with gratitude and respect for everyone’s concern, I ask for my privacy and for my family’s privacy to be respected as I return to Texas and try to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog, Bentley,” said Pham.


Magazine Cover of the Week: Bloomberg Businessweek

unnamedIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek and its cover story “Obama Is Too Cool for Crisis Management,” by Josh Green.

Green writes in the article’s opening:

“By the time President Obama gave in and appointed an Ebola czar on Oct. 17, the White House response to this latest national crisis had already run a familiar course: the initial assurance that everything was under control; the subsequent realization that it wasn’t; the delay as administration officials appeared conflicted about what to do; and the growing frustration with a president who seemed a step or two behind each new development. Meanwhile, public anxiety mounted as cable news hysteria filled the vacuum and shaped the perception of the unfolding crisis.”

Check it out online or on newsstands today.

WATCH LIVE at 1pm: White House Press Briefing with Josh Earnest

At 1pm Wednesday afternoon, White House press secretary Josh Earnest will deliver a press briefing before the White House press corps.

WATCH live, below.

WATCH – Jon Stewart: ‘Midterm fever baby…It’s just like Ebola.’

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 09.45.29On “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Monday night, the show’s host opened the program with a look at November’s elections, which takes place just three weeks from today.

“Midterm fever baby. Sweeping the nation,” said Stewart. ”It’s just like Ebola. Except way more expensive.”

The host went on to poke fun at President Obama’s recent fundraisers at the homes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Rich Richman. The comedy show genius then delved into fundraising emails from the Democrats he’s recently received.

“With a frequency and desperation matched only by a Nigerian prince selling a Groupon deal for boner pills. The Democrats. And the emails. Will not stop trying to make you give them money.” Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow Gushes Over President Obama

Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a DNC fundraiser at her Brentwood, Calif. home on Thursday and her love for President Barack Obama could not be more clear.

When introducing the presidential guest of honor to attendees, Paltrow turned to the president and said, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”

Paltrow also said that she’s one of Obama’s biggest fans, “if not the biggest.”

Fundraiser attendees paid $1,000 while tickets to a dinner with Obama came in at $15,000. Julia Roberts and “The West Wing’s” Bradley Whitford were also in attendance.