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How to Start a Business After Multiple Failed Attempts as an Entrepreneur

Did you know that Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates' first business, Traf-O-Data, was a flop? Or that before he was president, Abraham Lincoln had a retail store that went bankrupt? As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Show More Summary

Wrong Abe: Model Bar Refaeli Quotes 'Star Trek' Character, Not President Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago, supermodels didn't stumble over their social media messages. The lovely Bar Refaeli tried to join the debate this week over the current bloodshed in the Middle East. Only in trying to evoke the spirit of President Abraham Lincoln she cited an actor playing the 16th president on an episode of Star Trek. Show More Summary

GE Earnings Preview: 'The Incredible Shrinking GE', Or 'Where's The Beef'?

By Brian Gilmartin: President Lincoln, during the Civil War, was said to have described his General McClellan, his primary Civil War general pre Ulysses S. Grant, as having "a case of the slows", in terms of his willingness and ability to attack Confederate positions. Show More Summary

Happy 61st 'Nameversary' Internal Revenue Service

July's a big month for the Internal Revenue Service. On July 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay Civil War expenses. George S. Boutwell,...Show More Summary

Why America Is In Jeopardy

On page 563 of his latest biography, “John Quincy Adams: American Visionary,” author Fred Kaplan (biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Gore Vidal among others) cites this insight of the sixth president: “Christianity...Show More Summary

The eternal meaning of Independence Day

(Scott Johnson) Today is of course the anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history. Perhaps...Show More Summary

President Abraham Lincoln's Slippers

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan from the President Rutherford B. Show More Summary

Today in history: The Battle of Gettysburg begins

July 1, 1862: President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act, calling for the completion of the transcontinental railroad; it was completed on May 10, 1869. The government issued bonds to pay for the railroad; President Lincoln knew the investment would stimulate the U.S. Show More Summary

150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act

A view of the Domes in Yosemite National Park, photographed around 1865. Photo by Carleton E. Watkins June 30 is an important date when it comes to land conservation in America. On that day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as protected wilderness areas. Show More Summary

Durbin Likens GOP Lawsuit Against Obama to Lincoln's Civil War Struggles

Thursday during a press conference on immigration reform, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) likened the Speaker of the House John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama for excessive use of executive action to former President Abraham Lincoln's difficult relationship with General George B. Show More Summary

Governor shouldn’t have sought NU job on state’s dime, says Dem

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s governor is coming under fire for being driven from Lincoln to Omaha to meet with a university regent about the search for a University of Nebraska president — a job he has since applied for. DRIVE TIME: The chairman of the state Democratic Party says...

Joe Biden and James Earl Jones have something in common

“I found a voice, and you found an instrument.” – Vice President Biden, speaking of actor James Earl Jones at the annual Ford’s Theatre gala in Washington. Biden and Jones, who was awarded the Lincoln medal at Sunday night’s ceremony, had speech impediments as children. Biden said his stuttering was “dehumanizing and embarrassing,” but he overcame it by reading poetry (Ralph […]

Executive Director Of Lincoln Maritime Center Quits

  Ellen Gray has decided to step down as Executive Director of Lincoln Maritime Center at the end of the summer.  Rick Pedone, President, Board of Trustees said,

Here's An Annotated Chart Of Oil Prices Since The Lincoln Presidency

Today, BP released its statistical energy review for 2014. Among the highlights: Energy consumption accelerated despite sluggish economic growth Coal was the world's fastest-growing energy source, thanks to China and India Average oil prices exceeded $100 per barrel for a third consecutive year, despite massive supply growth in the US. Show More Summary

Washington’s only Civil War battle hits 150th anniversary

Next month, the sesquicentennial spotlight will shine on the little known Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C., the only Civil War battle fought in the nation’s capital. It is also the only battle that President Lincoln witnessed. Read full article >>

Mmmmm History: Hillary Extols Abe Lincoln’s Senate Career (Hint He Was Never a Senator)

Hillary Clinton is an Illinois girl, right? Oh, and Hillary Clinton is the smartest woman in the world, isn’t she? Then how come she thinks Abraham Lincoln got elected to the Senate before he became President, when he never did? Hillary was in Chicago for a meaningless, love-fest appearance with former Obama White House Chief […]

Senator Abraham Lincoln? Clinton misidentifies the former president

Chicago (CNN) - Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence in the mid-1800s as a House member from Illinois, a state now affectionately known as the Land of Lincoln, and later as an iconic U.S. president. But during a speech in Chicago on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton – who was born in Illinois – misidentified the state's […]

Hillary Misidentifies Lincoln as Having Once Been ‘Senator from Illinois’

last monthNews : Mediaite

Abraham Lincoln was, of course, the President of the United States, but before that, for a time, he served in the Illinois state house and eventually the House of Representatives. Hillary Clinton, unfortunately, referred to Lincoln as a "senator" even though Lincoln never served as a senator.

Hillary Fails History: Calls Lincoln a 'Senator from Illinois'

President Abraham Lincoln was never a Senator. Ever. From Illinois or anywhere else. -- --

A Feather In His Stovepipe Cap

Abraham Lincoln was the only president with a patent: It should not be too surprising that young Abe Lincoln shares more in common with Doc Brown than Van Helsing, but it has little to do with science fiction and everything to do with the US Patent Office. Specifically, US Patent No. 6,469: a device for “buoying vessels over […]

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