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John Boehner Reveals His Absolute Ignorance About the Middle East

"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." This quotation has been attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Socrates. It's too bad John Boehner doesn't seem to have taken it to heart. Show More Summary

Yale acquires Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits

Yale has announced the acquisition of the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is comprised of more than 73,000 items including portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The collection was assembled by Frederick Hill Meserve and his daughter Dorothy Meserve, and serves to document American history spanning from the Civil War up to the 19th century. Read more

4/14: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

[My story on the Lincoln assassination published in our final special section on the Civil War. This last section tells of the war's end. We spent four and a half years on this project, publishing special sections every six months. The stories have now been told and have been packaged as an eBook.] By Joel […]

When Boston Corbett Killed John Wilkes Booth

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

In the days after John Wilkes Booth fired a bullet into the back of President Abraham Lincoln’s head, the actor had displayed a remarkable ability to move, even with a broken leg, and to hide. But the men trailing him, a regiment of the 16th New York Cavalry, were relentless. Show More Summary

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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

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