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Dick Does it Again

What an asshole : During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage”Show More Summary

Don't Know Much About History, Rick Perry edition

The former Texas governor believes he and Abraham Lincoln share an ideological bond. That's not even close to being true.

How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous...

#AskTIME Subscriber Q and A: David Von Drehle

Welcome to TIME’s subscriber Q&A with editor-at-large for TIME, David Von Drehle, who wrote this week’s cover story, The ISIS Trap. He is the author of four books, including Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year and Triangle: the Fire That Changed America. His other stories can be found here. You need to be a…

Watch Stephen Colbert Play “Stephen Colbert” One Last Time on Season 3 of House of Cards

This post contains spoilers for the first episode of House of Cards Season 3. When Stephen Colbert rode off into the night last December with Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln, and Alex Trebek, he got some of his most famous friends to promise...Show More Summary

22 million reasons black America doesn’t trust banks

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

“This bank is just what the freedmen need,” remarked President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, as he signed the Freedman’s Bank Act, authorizing the organization of a national bank for recently emancipated black Americans. A little more than a month later he was killed, making the Freedman’s Bank...

Today in Media History: In 1860, the press reported on presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln

In addition to newspaper and magazine reporters, photographer Mathew Brady also looked forward to Abraham Lincoln’s campaign trip to New York City on February 27, 1860. On that date Lincoln delivered his Cooper Union address, the most...Show More Summary

Would Mike Pence Be Jumping the Gun in White House Bid?

Abraham Lincoln was the last president to attempt and fail to win a majority of the vote in a statewide race prior to winning the White House.

The Sad State of Political Beards

Long gone are the days when Abraham Lincoln commanded the country with a firm handshake and a p[...]

The Missing Links: How Clocks Changed Everything

last weekHumor : mental_floss

Can you imagine a life where you had no concept or focus on time? This interesting post on Open Culture explores how clocks changed humanity forever. A spiritualist who warned Abraham Lincoln that his life was in danger was also a friend...Show More Summary

Adam Sandler’s Choice for President

Over the years, hundreds of actors have portrayed President Abraham Lincoln on screen, starting with half a dozen actors in 1911. This week, another stove top hatted casting choice was tipped, and it’s one of the more unusual ones. Chatting...Show More Summary

FBI Director James Comey Sees the Path to Racial Understanding

On February 12, 2015 – exactly 150 years after Abraham Lincoln's final birthday – Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James B. Comey gave one of the most wise and relevant perspectives on the racial issues of 2015 in a 23 minute speech at the Jesuit Georgetown University. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Trailer

The president isn't just giving orders, he's also joining the battle in a large mech.

Who’s hotter: Barack Obama or Abraham Lincoln?

Billy On The Street with First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird, And Elena!!! from Funny Or Die Continuing the love fest between the Obamas and Funny or Die, the online comedy channel, first lady Michelle Obama appeared on a very special (and surreal) episode of “Billy on the Street” that was released Monday. For those unfamiliar with […]

VICE Premiere: Pocket Hercules's 'Divers' Is So Good I Wish I Sat Next to the Singer at Work

For the past six months, I've sat next to this guy at work we call BigRiv. He keeps a samurai sword on his desk, eats a burrito for lunch pretty much every day (which he calls a "'rito"), and has a tattoo of Abraham Lincoln with a pair of big ol' titties. Show More Summary

Celebrating Our 16th on the 16th

We remain fascinated with Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, and as this year marks the 150th anniversary of his assassination, as well as the end of the Civil War, the number and diversity of titles focusing on Honest Abe are up. Jill...Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln And The First ‘JD Advantage’ Job

We remember the railsplitting and the presidenting, but what massive financial burden of a job did young lawyer Lincoln spend years paying off?

“Hardly Shakesperean at first”

Recommended Reading: Ted Widmer on the miscellaneous writings of Abraham Lincoln.

Happy Washington’s Birthday or Presidents’ Day?

So which is it: Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday? What about Abraham Lincoln? The best answer I found online is from Snopes.com (recommended): Claim:   The federal holiday observed in the United States on the third Monday of February is officially designated as “Presidents’ Day.” FALSE Their post is long and detailed,...

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