Here’s President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation.

PETA wants the president to skip the “archaic” turkey pardoning tradition.

The number of New Yorkers seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 46,000 – or  approximately 33 percent – in the week following Superstorm Sandy, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Or maybe it was 50,000?)

Cuomo is taking a wait-and-see approach to the battle for control of the Senate, saying: “Call me old fashioned, but I still think we should count the votes.”

Hank Morris, the ringleader in a massive pay-to-play state pension fund scandal, got divorced from his wife during his time in prison.

The Soccer Mom Madam will do six months behind bars.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will headline a Dec. 10 breakfast fundraiser for Reshma Saujani’s 2013 NYC public advocate campaign. (Saujani is not the first would-be public advocate to get help raising cash from Gillibrand, who isn’t endorsing in the race).

Post-disaster shipping container housing looks pretty cozy.

More New Yorkers believe in Santa Claus.

John Sampson makes the case for a Democrat-controlled state Senate he appears very unlikely to lead come Jan. 1.

Cuomo said a toll hike by the Thruway Authority would be “detrimental” and should be avoided if at all possible.

A California congressman who lost his seat in large prt due to the $3.3 million Mayor Bloomberg’s PAC spent on the race is a bit bitter.

Recent flooding at the proposed site for an East 91st Street marine waste transfer station has spurred opponents to file a new lawsuit to stop its  construction.

Douglas Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, has been acquitted of child endangerment and harassment charges.

Law enforcement officials (including NY’s AG) broke up a $7 million three-state prostitution and money laundering ring, rescuing two human trafficking victims and arresting more than a dozen people.

Tompkins County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state last month, and the Bronx had the highest.

The New York Times went after @NYTOnIt and forced the Twitter feed to stop using the paper’s iconic Gothic T logo as its handle.

More ads!! Three labor unions - AFSCME, SEIU and National Education Association - are launching a six-figure ad buy pressuring swing-state US Senate Democrats and targeted House Republicans to oppose spending cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and education.

Mitt Romney has let himself go a bit after the election – or maybe he was just having a bad hair day.