A Very Political Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving approaches, a holiday full of yearly traditions for families across the country. As Americans begin to prepare turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberries for their Thanksgiving meals, we decided to take look at how our nation's capital celebrates this holiday. It seems that Washington lobbyists have their own special traditions in November, and the food we enjoy each Thanksgiving arrives infused with political influence. 

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, joins The Takeaway to discuss the politics of food in Washington, D.C. Todd got some of his information with the help of the Center for Responsive Politics and their website, OpenSecrets.org, where you can research political influence if you have some time between turkey and pie. 

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jillian Weinberger

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

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