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Abe Lincoln

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

A Grassroots Mural Show Brings Explosive Color To New York

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

When the revered graffiti holy place named 5Pointz in Queens, New York was buffed and slated officially for demolition last fall the collective respon...

Michael Calderone

Actually, Abe Lincoln Might Have Enjoyed Appearing On 'Between Two Ferns'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday night that unlike President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln wouldn't have appeared on "Between Two ...

Author Of Lincoln Mystery Letter Finally Identified

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield found a letter fragment in a mo...

Obama Pens Letter Commemorating Gettysburg Address

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, President Barack Obama penned a letter commemorating the historic...

Abe Lincoln Is A Democrat, According To This

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

There's a plaque on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University that refers to Abraham Lincoln as a Democrat. Recently, a few websites noticed a...

12 Signs You're From Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We love Illinois and its many quirks. And sometimes you have to have a little fun with all of this.We've compiled 12 sure-ways to tell that you're an Illinoisan.

New Abraham Lincoln Photo Discovered

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

On March 5, scholar and former Disney animator Christopher Oakley made a discovery that could change the way people view Lincoln's historic Gettysburg...

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...

A Common Sense Prescription for Washington

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

What we have now is not what they envisioned, nor the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" that President Lincoln called for in the Gettysburg Address. With the stakes as high as they are, you would think that some common sense would prevail in Washington.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1863!

Posted 12.21.2012 | DC

This is a New Year's Eve plan for history buffs. (Which, in D.C., we expect is most of us.) On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the E...

Lessons From Lincoln: See the Big Picture

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Not one of us will know the pressure that Lincoln did, but the lesson of taking a bird's eye view on our lives is priceless for overcoming fear and anxiety -- no matter how small the issue is.

Happy 150th Gettysburg Address!

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman With Barack Obama’s re-election, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and, not least, [last] Friday’s premiere of Lin...

Gay Activist And Writer Thinks Lincoln May Have Been Gay, But Wasn't 'Banging Anyone'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Abraham Lincoln's sexual proclivities have long been the subject of titillating rumors and historical debate, but Lincoln's alleged "lavender side" is...

'Lincoln' Blockbuster's (Many) Local Connections

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

With Friday's limited-release opening of Hollywood's latest take on the sixteenth president of the United States' life, some Illinois landmarks are ge...

Hey, Sarah Palin! Some "Marxists" Here Want a Word With You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A well funded network of right-wing extremists wants to make it socially and politically impossible to express the ideals that made this country great. One of those extremists, Sarah Palin, appeared on their billionaire-funded network this week to attack Elizabeth Warren.

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Lincoln Museum

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Springfield, Ill.'s Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library this week pulled controversial John Wilkes Booth bobblehead dolls from their gift shop shelves ...

Pardon Me, Mr. President

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Today is Presidents Day. That makes it a good time to talk about one of the great anomalies in presidential history: Abraham Lincoln's mercy.

Famed Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Actually A Fake

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A long-celebrated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln which hung for decades in the Illinois governor's mansion has been deemed a fake. James Cornelius, ...

PHOTOS: Happy 203rd Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Sunday marked the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's February 12, 1809 birthday. Lincoln is, of course, often viewed as one of the greatest pre...

WATCH: Man Sets World Record For Eyebrow Raises

HuffPost Weird News | Posted 03.28.2012 | Weird News

To be fair, many world records raise eyebrows, but Harmon Leon of San Francisco has just set a record for actually raising his eyebrows -- 185 times t...

Lincoln: "Labor Is the Superior of Capital"

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

During my two years in Congress, I heard an awful lot of speeches, but none of them was as profound and poignant as the one that I'm about to share with you.

Can You Caption This Photo?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL THE CAPTIONS! We spend most of our days coming up with funny things to say about ridiculous photos, so it's only fair that ...

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...

"Lincoln, Life-Size": Abraham Lincoln's Fascinating Face (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Abraham Lincoln has fascinated people ever since his presidency, and is one of the most visually recognizable presidents in U.S. history. In a new boo...