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The iconic green bean casserole dominates the Thanksgiving table in many homes. (Photo courtesy of Campbells)

On the nation's menu: 736 million pounds of turkey, 30 million green bean casseroles

- The Washington Times

It is a number that would even give frantic political pollsters pause. Americans will enjoy 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. And it's no wonder. Almost nine-out-of 10 Americans - 88 percent - tuck into a plate of turkey on the big day, and they put away an estimated 736 million pounds of it according to the National Turkey Federation, a trade association. Two thirds of Americans say eating leftovers is the best part of the meal. On Thursday, Americans will also help themselves to 30 million green bean casseroles.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

'Great enthusiasm for the GOP': Republican Party has a record-breaking streak of fundraising

- The Washington Times

The Grand Old Party still has many grassroots fans, and the war chest continues to grow. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says the organization raised a record-breaking $8.7 million in October, bringing their total in the 2016 election cycle to $89.3 million. Ninety nine percent of the donations are $200 or less; the average donation was $69.

Historic Defense Dept. image of a Dust Off air evacuation crew in action during the Vietnam War. The primary transport was the The Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter - the air ambulance.

Hooah: Vietnam-era 'Dustoff' air ambulance crews nominated for Congressional Gold Medal

- The Washington Times

Sens. John Cornyn and Joe Manchin have introduced legislation to award an elite group of Vietnam veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. That would be the tenacious "Dust Off" crews, who drew their name from the U.S. Army 57th Medical Detachment's radio call sign and fearlessly flew unarmed air ambulances into combat to rescue and evacuate the wounded. Their airborne mission has roots dating back to World War II.

Fox News prime time host Bill O'Reilly  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, file)

Bill O'Reilly tops voter poll for most preferred GOP debate moderator

- The Washington Times

The next Republican debate looms on Tuesday night, and at last a pollster has asked GOP voters who they really want on the podium as moderator. Given a choice of seven primarily conservative or right leaning broadcasters, and here is how they ranked them, according to a new Vox Populi survey: Fox News prime time host Bill O'Reilly was in first place with 25 percent of the vote/

NASA Astronaut during a space walk (Image from NASA)

Polish up the resume: NASA puts out a call for new astronauts

- The Washington Times

Amazingly enough, NASA will soon be hiring astronauts again, what with space flights to Mars on the far horizon, and a push to return human spaceflight launches to American soil. The federal space agency notes there are more human spacecraft in development in the U.S. "than at any other time in history," and will begin accepting applications on Dec. 14. And the rides here?

Jeb Bush's new book is based on his own emails as governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush compiles a 644-page book made up of his own emails

- The Washington Times

The press has not been kind to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush in recent days - but he is pushing back, embarking on an intense campaign tour Monday complete with new video. Mr. Bush is also releasing a new book which offers a contrast, perhaps, to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's camp.