Just a quick housekeeping note for readers checking in today. I’ll be around, and will check in if something important comes up, but I don’t expect to have much in the way of content today. I’ll be back tomorrow morning.

Also, in light of the holiday, I thought I’d take a moment to share my thanks to all of you. I appreciate your interest, support, and encouragement, and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

On a related note, the White House issued President Obama’s weekly address this morning, pointing to what will hopefully be a better year ahead.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.