Decoder Buzz Turkey wars in Washington: Obama pardons, Boehner brines

President Obama invokes executive action to pardon – or grant 'amnesty' – to gobbler 'Cheese,' while the speaker of the GOP-controlled House publishes the family recipe to brine and roast his. 

By , Staff writer

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Lots of gobbling in Washington on Wednesday. At the White House, President Obama did the traditional thing and pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. Actually, two birds were involved – one named “Mac” and the other named “Cheese.”