This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

A Thanksgiving cooking list environment on Nov 24, 2016, in Stamford, Conn.

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A Thanksgiving cooking list environment on Nov 24, 2016, in Stamford, Conn.

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This year, even some-more than final year, people are dreading articulate politics over Thanksgiving dinner. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist check finds that 58 percent of people celebrating a holiday are not vehement about a awaiting — and Democrats are reduction vehement than Republicans.

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“Why is that? Obviously, Donald Trump is president, and that’s a out celebration for Democrats,” says Domenico Montanaro, NPR’s lead domestic editor. “And to that point, Democrats are observant that they find conversations with people who have a opposite opinion about Donald Trump quote stressful and frustrating. Compare that to Republicans? More than half of Republicans contend that they find those conversations ‘interesting and informative.’ “

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Allegations of passionate harassment, including opposite Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., were in a domestic headlines during this holiday week. Even before a latest Franken and Conyers stories broke, a Senate and House were relocating to change manners about passionate nuisance training and reporting. NPR congressional match Susan Davis says, “I consider that there was a self-awareness that Capitol Hill has, by repute and by reality, been a place in that badgering and discriminatory behaviors of all varieties — not only passionate nuisance — that it’s been a approving atmosphere. And that that needs to change.”

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And, in gripping with White House tradition, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey Tuesday. Montanaro, who started researching a turkey atonement 8 or 9 years ago, is full of fun turkey atonement facts. Including this one: “Lincoln is a initial on record to atonement a turkey. But it was a Christmas turkey that his son had taken a fondness to, and they fundamentally kept as a pet for a small while. So that’s not utterly a same as a Thanksgiving turkey.”

For some-more fun contribution — and to hear what a politics organisation can’t let go this week — listen to a NPR Politics podcast.

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  • Congressional match Susan Davis (@DaviSusan)
  • Lead domestic editor Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR)

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Samantha Fields is a writer of a NPR Politics Podcast.