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POTD: American craftsmanship in a European armory

Jon was in Copenhagen, Denmark a few weeks ago where he spotted these pistols at the Rosenborg Castle armory. These pistols were crafted by Samuel Colt and given as a gift to Federik VII by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The detail of the engraving, done by a Mr. Show More Summary

Fail of the Day: These People Have No Clue Why We Celebrate Independence Day

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Remember that fateful day on July 4th, 1984 that we won our freedom from the South, and Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence? If this new video from media analyst/author Mark Dice is any indication, our education system could use a little work. Show More Summary

Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural in Charleston

On March 4, 1865, after days of heavy rain, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address in a soggy capital to tens of thousands of Americans gathered in the mud and the muck. The speech was brief but profound and elegant. Show More Summary

League of South leader: John Wilkes Booth ‘took too long’ to assassinate ‘treasonous’ Lincoln

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The leader of a Confederacy-worshiping organization is defending his group’s celebration of the the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, while complaining that assassin John Wilkes Booth “took too long” to accomplish his mission. Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News...

Christie Campaign Thinks Large Field Requires Less Money

Newark Star Ledger: “The fact that the GOP field is the largest since Abraham Lincoln may have changed the monetary calculus for Christie, according to some of the donors supporting his run. They say rather than taking on one big-money [...]

Abraham Lincoln's Very Bad Blind Date

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

As an Illinois state representative, Abraham Lincoln went on a bad blind date that ended up in a very strange and very unexpected place.

72andSunny Takes on ‘UnAmerican Cheese’ for Tillamook

72andSunny takes on the “processed cheese product” known as American cheese in a new campaign for Tillamook, even going so far as to create a petition asking for the “American” to be taken out of the product’s name. Abraham Lincoln,Show More Summary

Hispanic Pandering Jeb Bush Calls Abraham Lincoln America’s ‘Presidente’

When he was governor of Florida, Jeb Bush called Abe Lincoln our “Presidente,” not our president. But it’s worse than you might think. He didn’t use this in a pandering

Charles Darwin Is Getting An Adventure Movie Because Science Is Cool

Charles Darwin doesn't seem like he would be the prime candidate to spotlight an adventure movie, but, then again, Abraham Lincoln didn't seem like a vampire hunter. The scientist famous for developing the theory of evolution is said...Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie on Achieving Big Dreams

He has starred in feature films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He starred as Tupac Shakur in the feature film, Notorious. He also played feature roles in 8 Mile, The Hurt Locker, Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter, Million Dollar Baby, We Are Marshall, and most recently played the role of Falcon in Captain America. Show More Summary

Exploring American Monsters: Illinois

The state of Illinois is known for the city of Chicago, corrupt politics, and some of the best pizza in the United States. It was the home of four presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama, although Reagan was the only president to...

Striking 'Photographs of Abraham Lincoln' gets a modern-day release

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

One of history's most familiar faces gains fresh depth in the new book "The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln." Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., the glossy yet stately coffee-table book comes timed to the 150th anniversary of the death of the 16th president of the United States.

Juneteenth: Read what Americans have said about slavery and emancipation

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Friday is the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, a summer celebration marking the end of slavery in Texas. Although then-President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, the war was still going through April 1865. Even when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered, it took...

SETH BARRETT TILLMAN ON Abraham Lincoln and Ex Parte Merryman. That’s where Lincoln authorized mili…

SETH BARRETT TILLMAN ON Abraham Lincoln and Ex Parte Merryman. That’s where Lincoln authorized military commanders to suspend habeas corpus.

‘Me? Rich?’ Presidential hopefuls play middle-class card

Touting one's humble beginnings has been part of U.S. presidential contenders' playbook going back to Abraham Lincoln's talk of his log cabin youth. But the 2016 hopefuls are working harder than ever to convince voters they are just like them.

Abraham Lincoln was a ... what?

The sexual preference of the 16th president of the United States has long been a matter of politically charged curiosity; Tony Kushner grappled with the issue when he wrote his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln." Given the Illinois lawyer's singular achievements...

Talent Matters: Deliberate Practice Leads to Greatness

"I am slow to learn and slow to forget what I've learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out." - President Abraham Lincoln per his friend Joshua F. Show More Summary

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."

Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Secretary of State Robert Gates in "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" (p. 60): The difficulty of extending the surge to September 2007 (when Petraeus would submit his report on progress), much less to the spring of 2008, was underscored by the rhetoric coming from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Show More Summary

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