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Abraham Lincoln love letter to his first fiancé Mary Owen offered at Heritage Auctions

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Nearly 870 lots of important and historically significant objects relating to the life of President Abraham Lincoln debuts Sept. 17 in Heritage Auctions' Lincoln and His Times, a rare joint auction presented in cooperation with the publishers...Show More Summary

Remember These Celebrity Power Pets?

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

From Abraham Lincoln to Freddie Mercury, famous people need BFF pets, too.

These 1861 Photographs Helped Save America’s Wilderness

Carleton Watkins took these 30 images in 1861, and evidence suggests that they soon made their way to Abraham Lincoln

Trump says GOP must improve its outreach to black voters

(AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the party of Lincoln must improve its efforts to bring black voters back to the fold and that he wants an inclusive GOP. Trump noted the GOP's ties to Abraham Lincoln, the first...Show More Summary

$5 Microcontrollers: Arduino, Raspberry Pi Zero, Or NodeMCU?

It used to be the case that if you wanted to get a computer, you’d have to remortgage your house to pay for it. Now, you can get one for an Abraham Lincoln. Go figure. Yes, microcontrollers are computers, and there are three that come in under the $5 price point: The Arduino, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and the NodeMCU. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Would Have Recognized the Con Man Trump

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Donald J. Trump may understand little about the founder of the party of Lincoln, but Abraham Lincoln, who contended with the most picturesque range of con men, speculators and demagogues, would have understood Trump. As a lawyer, Lincoln...Show More Summary

The Teen Girl Who Met With President Lincoln 30 Minutes A Day

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Hearing about a teen girl who met with President Abraham Lincoln for thirty minutes a day over a five month period may make you think of affairs, scandals and inappropriate behavior. But there was nothing untoward about 17-year-old Lavinia...Show More Summary

Quick Takes: Wise Words from the Original Republican

Dan Rather wrote an excellent post on Facebook in response to Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment comment yesterday. He included this from President Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords... Read more »

Hillary Clinton Recruited 45 Designers From Across the Country to Create Her Campaign Buttons

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Campaign buttons have been around since supporters wore George Washington’s initials on their lapels. Abraham Lincoln was the first presidential candidate to use his image as a marketing tool on pins in 1860. William McKinley was the...Show More Summary

Lincoln, Truman, Trump and Money

By Andrew Feinberg Many would-be presidents would love to be associated with Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. But not this way. Unlike Lincoln and Truman, Trump is becoming famous for not honoring his financial obligations. The Washington Post has reported that Trump has the cruel habit of saying profits from a certain venture—Trump: The Game, [...]Show More Summary

The Man Who Couldn’t Save Lincoln

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

The story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth is a well-known tale from American History. What many people don’t know is

Christoph Waltz plays a mom, a high school student and an astronaut in Samsung's Olympics ad

Christoph Waltz shows off an impressive range of characters in Samsung's latest ad. The Academy Award-winning actor plays an overworked mom, a vacationer, an Olympic runner, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many more while delivering...Show More Summary

RiverLink Camera Testing Begins on the Lincoln Bridge

The Courier-Journal (Louisville) reports that the installation of two test cameras on the Abraham Lincoln Bridge means the new RiverLink all-electronic tolling system is another step closer to completion. The newspaper adds that Ohio...Show More Summary

Before He Became President, Abraham Lincoln Was a Wrestling Champion

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In the years before he became a politician, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most feared wrestlers in Illinois.

Orlando Bloom’s Nude Form Disappoints Me

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Either Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln or somebody else once uttered this famous quote: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." The same general idea applies to penises. What I am saying to all men and the actor Orlando Bloom specifically ... More »

Colorized 1865 photo of Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Powell

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Marina Maral colorized this 1865 photo of Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Powell. I always forget that the world wasn't black and white in the olden days. (more…)

Abraham Lincoln Was Not a Third Party Candidate

I keep seeing a really stupid meme showing Abraham Lincoln’s face with the words, “In 1860 I was third party. Was your vote wasted?” Obviously, this is meant to encourage people to vote for fringe candidates Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. It’s also the kind of derp that comes from people not being taught history. […]

Proud Raven Totem Pole in Springfield, Illinois

Statues of 16th President Abraham Lincoln can be found nearly everywhere in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois: in front of the Illinois State Capitol, adjacent to Lincoln's Tomb, across the street from the Presidential Library, and... Show More Summary

The Teen Who Met with Lincoln for 30 Minutes Every Day

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A teenage art prodigy managed to steal half an hour with Abraham Lincoln every day—for five months.

After 26 Years, Rock the Vote Is Still Driving Young People to the Polls

It's a political movement that started with Madonna. In 1990, a bikini-clad Material Girl wrapped in an American flag urged MTV viewers to vote by rapping about Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, switching up the lyrics of her then-hit...Show More Summary

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