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Moving Washington's Birthday

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there had been a calendar on the wall in the room where his mother gave birth, it would have shown that George Washington entered life 11 days earlier than "Washington's birthday." There's a reason for this, and a reason why it was later moved. The reason was a centuries-old squabble between the Catholic Church and the rest of the Western world.

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln! Here Are 11 Pictures Of Him Sadly Not In His Birthday Suit

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Yeah, we said it. The rugged handsome President Abraham Lincoln would have celebrated his 205th birthday on Tuesday. See some of Lincoln's best...

LOOK: These Iconic Images Of Equality Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News

Today is Lincoln's birthday, and as homage to the greatest architect of equality in the country, we put together a slideshow celebrating love, humanit...

10 Studly Pictures For Abraham Lincoln's 204th Birthday (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

An icon of freedom and hope, 16th President Abraham Lincoln would have turned 204 today. From modest beginnings to his Emancipation Proclamation i...

The Other Lincoln Movie: Indie Feature Saving Lincoln Premieres on Lincoln's Birthday

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As we approach the Oscars, another film based on our 16th president, Saving Lincoln, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before.

Lincoln's Birthday: 9 Essential Books On Our 16th President (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, and to celebrate the life of our 16th president, we've collected some of the best, most essential books about L...

As Obama Visits Springfield, Abraham (Yes We Can) Lincoln Was Here

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I like to think that the Lincoln of the Lost Speech is the one President Obama is paying tribute to in Springfield. The Lincoln filled with the quality the world needs now more than ever: avenging fire.

Lincoln's Other Legacy

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Lincoln signed The Emancipation Proclamation and in so doing he saved the nation. But he also gave us the rationale for American racism.

Lincoln Would Not Have Voted for Obama

David S. Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David S. Reynolds

Old Abe is everywhere. TV specials, conferences, books, pins, figurines, and other Lincolnalia celebrate the Illinois Railsplitter's Big 2-0-0. The problem is, the real Lincoln gets lost in the hoopla.

Lincoln: Metaphor for the Nation

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

This week we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, arguably the U.S.'s greatest and most complex President.

New Lincoln Pennies Unveiled: See Pictures Of Each Penny

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first of four new pennies chronicling Abraham Lincoln's rise from a small Kentucky cabin will be put into circulation Thursday to honor the 16th p...