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A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. ¶ African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. ¶ A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, with trees stripped of bark by musket fire. Show More Summary

Disgraced Representative Compares Himself To Abraham Lincoln?

Republican Representative Aaron Schock is stepping down as Illinois State Representative, but not before making outrageous comments comparing himself to one of this country’s greatest leaders ever, Abraham Lincoln. Aaron Schock compares himself to Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary

Aaron Schock and Abe Lincoln Actually Do Have Something Very Serious in Common

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Yesterday, the world wondered whether Rep. Aaron Schock was being presumptuous when he compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in his farewell speech to Congress. You know what's funny? He's not that far off, especially since they both came under fire for excessive mileage billing!

Abraham Lincoln’s assassination: Great joy, then a gunshot

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

It was Good Friday, April 14, 1865, and Abraham Lincoln was in an unusual mood: Happy. Giddy, even. He was a man freed of the heaviest burden any American president had ever been forced to bear. The mighty scourge of war — his phrase — was finally passing away.Read full article >>

'Living With Lincoln' Debuts April 13 on HBO

In the years following the Civil War, ancestors of documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt collected a treasure trove of photographs, rare books and other artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln

Aaron Schock Compares Himself to Lincoln, Says 'This Is The Beginning of a New Chapter' In Farewell Speech: WATCH

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Delivering his farewell address to Congress today, Rep. Aaron Schock praised the GOP majority in the House, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, reflected back on his six years on the Hill, apologized to those he "let down," and, like Conchita...

Disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in a farewell speech on Thursday. Speaking on the House floor, the Illinois lawmaker likened his current “adversity” to the 16th president's troubled life. “I leave here with sadness and humility. Show More Summary

Aaron Schock compares himself to Abraham Lincoln as he leaves Congress

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Representative Aaron Schock, who became more famous for his abdominal muscles and “Downton Abbey”-style office decor than for his legislative accomplishments, on Thursday cited God, the Bible and Abraham Lincoln in his farewell to Congress. The 33-year-old Illinois Republican,...

Honest Abe and the Children of Abraham

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

At a time when anti-Semitism was the norm, Abraham Lincoln not only treated Jews with respect but counted many of them as close friends.

'Lincoln's Last Day' Premieres April 13th on Smithsonian Channel

April 14th, 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Commemoration of Death of Lincoln Features Report From a Doctor in the House

A report by Dr. Charles A. Leale, who attended Abraham Lincoln after he was shot, is a highlight of the National Archives' commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.

L.A. theater openings, March 22-29: 'The White Snake' and more

An ancient Chinese fable is retold in "The White Snake," and what's past is prologue in the "Macbeth" sequel "Dunsinane." Also, Parson's Nose stages the last play Abraham Lincoln ever saw: "Our American Cousin."

L.A. theater openings, March 22-29: 'The White Snake' and more

An ancient Chinese fable is retold in "The White Snake," and what's past is prologue in the "Macbeth" sequel "Dunsinane." Also, Parson's Nose stages the last play Abraham Lincoln ever saw: "Our American Cousin."

Abraham Lincoln, “bet the company” litigator

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Friend of Overlawyered Margaret Little recently reviewed for the WSJ a new book about Abe Lincoln’s greatest law case: “While Judd, like many a flamboyant trial lawyer, opened with the big themes of crime and political influence, it was the technical case advanced by Lincoln that won the day. Show More Summary

Founders' Son

John J. Miller interviews Richard Brookhiser, author of Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. The Wall Street Journal Review The New York Times Review

Cobra Commander Finally Recognized for All His Achievements in Villainy

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Springfield, the capital of the great State of Illinois. It was the place Abraham Lincoln came to in 1831 to being his law practice and later his political career, sitting in the legislature there as part of the General Assembly. Of course, Lincoln is not the only great Springfieldianite to contribute positively to the fabric […]

This week's North American downloads - March 12 (Trine, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - Command a strike team of unexpected heroes - assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself - to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Show More Summary

An Amish Surprise: Solving the Bipolar Puzzle

Do you know what Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe have in common? If you guessed they all had bipolar disorder, you’re right.

Wheaton To Voice Former President

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Wil Wheaton will be voicing the role of one of history’s most famous U.S. presidents in a game. The game is Nintendo‘s Code Name STEAM. In Code Name STEAM, Wheaton will voice Abraham Lincoln. “And after waiting almost a year to be able to talk about it, Nintendo of America has announced that I play […]

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