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Stephen Colbert And Abraham Lincoln's Ghost Analyze The Debate

Honestly, Abe, you’re pretty funny. After watching the debate with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Monday, the “ghost” of former President Abraham Lincoln noted that personal attacks were also a part of his famous debates with...Show More Summary

Barack Obama’s exit interview

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Doris Kearns Goodwin worked in the White House for LBJ and has written extensively about US Presidents: Team of Rivals (Lincoln), The Bully Pulpit (Teddy Roosevent & Taft), and No Ordinary Time (FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt). For the November...Show More Summary

Annual celebration planned Sept. 17 at Fort Stevens in Washington

In 1924, the National Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs established a day to honor President Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Thomas, owner of the land where Fort Stevens was built; this year, the ceremony is scheduled at Fort Stevens on Sept. 17.

Kiefer Sutherland Saved the World on 24, but Can He Rescue ABC?

In May, media buyers and advertisers filing into ABC's upfront presentation at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York were eager to see what the network's new entertainment president Channing Dungey had in store her first time on stage. Show More Summary

The Next President Will Not Be a Role Model

A few months ago, some conservative media types were sitting around a dinner table and contemplating whether Trump could win, or ought to win. “Come on, this is the Oval Office,” I said. “This is where Lincoln struggled to reunite the...Show More Summary

IN THE MAIL: From Noah Andre Trudeau, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presi…

IN THE MAIL: From Noah Andre Trudeau, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865. Plus, today only at Amazon: Cuisinart Silver Griddler with Red Dials, $49.99 (33% off). And, also today only: Up to 75% Off Best-Selling Silver Jewelry.

Annual celebration planned Sept. 17 at Fort Stevens in Washington

On Sept. 17, beginning at noon, two people important to the history of the Civil War in Washington will be honored at an annual celebration to be held at Fort Stevens  in Washington. A day to honor President Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Thomas, owner of the land where Fort Stevens was built in 1861, was […]

Today in history, Aug. 30

1861: Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there to be free. (Fremont's emancipation order was countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln).

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

last monthArts : 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

Historic Italianate mansion on sprawling estate asks $495K

It was built by local philanthropist and close friend of President Lincoln Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to...Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

Stanley Nelson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th News and Documentary Emmys on Wednesday September 21st at the Lincoln Center. Hailed by AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale as “oneShow 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 »

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

Before He Became President, Abraham Lincoln Was a Wrestling Champion

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

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 Old-New View Of Yosemite: Saving The Park From The Epidemic Of Drive-Through Nation

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed The Yosemite Grant, granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California, the first time that the U.S. Government enacted to protect land for future public enjoyment. This...Show More Summary

Storytime with Abraham Lincoln

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. These true accounts of President Lincoln’s animal encounters show that the Great Emancipator’s compassion wasn’t limited to humankind. LITTLE ABE AND THE WILD TURKEY Lincoln learned at seven years old that he was different when it came to animals. Show More Summary

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