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Abraham Lincoln’s assassination: Great joy, then a gunshot

5 hours 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 >>

'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.

Ted Cruz Is Not Afraid to Lose

2 days agoNews : News Desk

In February, 1962, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Republican of Maine, gave a speech at a Lincoln Day event in Bangor berating her fellow G.O.P. members for their hesitation about running for President. They were guilty, she said, of “faintheartedness”—the sort of insult that only a lady could deploy. Show More Summary

Prince Charles meets Obama, tours Lincoln's Cottage

Royal duo had another busy day, touring a former president's home, meeting another at WH.        

Throwback Thursday: The Last Waltz: Lincoln's Second Inauguration

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

President Lincoln celebrated his second inaugural ball 150 years ago on March 6, 1865, at the US Patent Office Building, now home to the American Art Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery. Though the president's words wereShow More Summary

Wheaton To Voice Former President

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Wil Wheaton will be voicing the role of one of history’s most famous U.S. presidents in a game. The game is Nintendo‘s Code Name STEAM. In Code Name STEAM, Wheaton will voice Abraham Lincoln. “And after waiting almost a year to be able to talk about it, Nintendo of America has announced that I play […]

Code Name: STEAM Review: Full Steam Ahead

Back in the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln put together an elite fighting force known as “Unit S.T.E.A.M.”, which is short for Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace, in order to help protect the Earth from an alien invasion. The ragtag team that makes up Unit S.T.E.A.M. Show More Summary

She's Just A Humble Southern History Buff Who Doesn't Like 'Lincoln Bin Laden'

Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversar of the Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, and I suppose it was inevitable that the resentnik crowd would make their presence felt: Within sight of the bridge where President Obama will commemorateShow More Summary

More history for Obama, daughters at Library of Congress

President Obama and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited the Library of Congress on Sunday to view the original manuscript of President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The visit continued a history-themed weekend for the Obamas after the family took part in events Saturday in Selma, Ala., commemorating the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" […]

Star Trek's Wil Wheaton joins 3DS exclusive Code Name: STEAM

Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton will lend his vocal talents to 3DS-exclusive strategy title Code Name: STEAM. Wheaton plays the role of US president Abraham Lincoln, the founder of Unit STEAM (short for Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace). Show More Summary

Wil Wheaton To Play President Abraham Lincoln In A Video Game Because Life Is Grand - OMG.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Four score and seven years ago, Wil Wheaton recorded a bunch of lines for Codename S.T.E.A.M., and now you will be able to hear him in the game when it comes out next week—as ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Wait, this makes total sense. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln invented the emoticon, and Wil Wheaton is the current president of the Internet! It fits, I tells ya! It aaaaaall fits!

“With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”

The spirit of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is as far removed from an American president landing on an aircraft carrier and announcing “Mission Accomplished” as…

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

Why We Must Remember the Lincoln of 1865 and Not 2015

While running for the presidency in 2008 Barack Obama made it a point to align himself and his campaign with what he viewed as Lincoln’s…

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...

Lincoln Was Right

Sometimes, all you have to do is hand a person a shovel, and they'll happily dig a hole even deeper for themselves. I thought that my piece yesterday about Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY) claiming that President Barack Obama didn't love America would be my last word on the subject, at least until it became a political issue during the next election. Show More Summary

Lincoln Was Right

Sometimes, all you have to do is hand a person a shovel, and they'll happily dig a hole even deeper for themselves. I thought that my piece yesterday about Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY) claiming that President Barack Obama didn't love America would be my last word on the subject, at least until it became a political issue during the next election. Show More Summary

22 million reasons black America doesn’t trust banks

4 weeks 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...

Collective Memory – Without WWIII Could Obama Be Forgotten?

Washington, Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon, I hate to shamefully admit, are the only American presidents from before the 1980s for whom I could recall their rough chronological place in American history. Considering that I am from Scotland, and have never studied American history, I guess that’s not too bad, right? Well, to […]

Begun the veto era has

Among two-term presidents, Obama has made fewer vetoes than any president since Lincoln. Obama's total, however, is very likely to start growing in a hurry.

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