A very fun exercise 

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A very fun exercise 
November 23rd, 2017
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Go home, 2017, you're drunk

Happy Thanksgiving to our Muck Rack Daily readers in the U.S. If you’re celebrating today, binge on our round-up before you dive into that turducken.

In The Degrading Ritual of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Pre-Thanksgiving Press Briefing, The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen writes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s “very fun activity” at the press briefing earlier this week. “I'm thankful for term limits,” says Diane Brady.

Rand Paul’s wife says he was unexpectedly ‘slammed’ by a ‘troubled’ neighbor. But that’s about all we know, reports Amber Phillips of The Washington Post.

BuzzFeed’s Eve Fairbanks writes that We’ll be paying for Mark Halperin’s sins for years to come, and Jay Rosen tweets, “This is the piece about @MarkHalperin I have been waiting for. I can't recommend it enough. But I'm sure going to try.” “Co. Fucking. Sign. @evefairbanks brava!” tweets Ana Marie Cox.

“It's rarely just two,” tweets Nick Baumann. The exclusive from HuffPost’s Jenavieve Hatch and Zachary Roth: Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching.

Aaaaand Rep. Joe Barton told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life, reports The Washington Post’s Elise Viebeck. “Go home, 2017, you're drunk,” tweets Blake Hounshell.

Uh, good news, I guess? Facebook will help some users figure out if they saw Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That’s from Recode’s Tony Romm.

And some good news for retail: At $1 billion a day, or more, online shopping has already set new record, reports CNBC’s Lauren Hirsch. At the Boston Globe, Janelle Nanos explains that Black Friday is dead. Welcome to Black November.

Thanksgiving round-up:

Thank you we are saying

And because “W.S. Merwin always helps a little,” as Adam Chandler points out, we’ll close it out here today, with Thanks by W. S. Merwin:

“thank you we are saying and waving
dark though it is”

Watercooler
Question of the Day

Yesterday we asked: Minnesota turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone received their official presidential pardons on Tuesday. 2001 was the first year that two turkeys were included in the ceremony (so there’d be a back-up in case the first bird is unable to perform its duties). What were their names?

Answer: Liberty and Freedom

Congrats to…Craig Pittman, first to tweet the correct answer.

Your question of the day for today is…Who was the writer and editor who convinced President Abraham Lincoln to officially declare Thanksgiving a national holiday? Bonus points for naming the famous children’s poem she wrote.

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack.

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