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Abraham Lincoln

What Can Obama Do in a Non-Magical Moment?

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Try as one might, it's pretty much impossible to miss how badly things have turned for President Barack Obama. Not that it hasn't been building all year.

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...

Just 23 Percent Of Americans Think Abraham Lincoln Would Be A Republican Today

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address has given rise to plenty of conjecture about how it might play in modern times. We've already speculat...

The Gettysburg Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Today it is regarded as the most famous speech in American history. Yet, in the news coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln's brief two-minute address was overshadowed by the two-hour speech given by Edward Everett, one of America's great orators.

Gettysburg Address Event To Honor Landmark Lincoln Speech

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago tha...

Embracing Equality on the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Mike Quigley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

It is inevitable -- and at times maddening -- that this change is messy and slow. But change does come, and that is heartening to me. As Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, there is unfinished work ahead of us.

Sorry, Men's Health, But Movember is Now Mea-culp-ember, Too

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Christina Pesoli

No, he owned up, no strings attached. He said he made a statement that turned out to be not true. He said he understood that it is scary to get a cancelation notice. And he apologized. Obama's apology gets full points for being unequivocal.

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

The Gettysburg Address and the Mission Not Accomplished

Scott Hancock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

How could Abraham Lincoln really believe what he said in the first line of the Gettysburg Address? He said the United States had been conceived in liberty, knowing full well that the founding of the country sealed a million black people in slavery.

Suppose the Tea Party Walked Out of Congress?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Too many Progressives do not yet understand the threat posed by the anti-majoritarian compromises agreed to in the Constitution -- or added, like the filibuster, over the decades.

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: The Flop That Popped (VIDEO)

Salvador Litvak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Salvador Litvak

Tuesday, November 19, marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Much will be made of the most influential speech in American history, but few will realize that it was a flop in its time.

Top Republican Throws Cruz, Ryan Under The Bus

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dealt a blow to such GOP presidential hopefuls as Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep...

A Good Samaritan

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

The experience deepened my faith in the human spirit and the potential goodness of people. Lincoln gave everything so this nation had an opportunity to survive as one nation, under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.

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...

Live Where Five Generations Of Abraham Lincoln's Family Are Spending Eternity

Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

Five generations of Abraham Lincoln's family will spend eternity here. Now, you can make it your home, too. The Lincoln Homestead and Cemetery -- i...

The Aftermath: A Problematic 'Victory'

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Previously published on BillMoyers.com Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Wei...

The Way of the Whig Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most people today just use "go the way of the Whig Party" as an amusing way to say "disappear as a national political party." But a truer parallel to history would be to ask the question: "Will today's Republicans revert back to being the Whig Party?" Or, perhaps: "Will the Tea Party eventually go the way of the Whig Party?"

Buffoonery on the Brink

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The brinkmanship in Washington is getting a little heady, so let's summarize: The thug from Texas by way of Princeton and Harvard says to The Worst Pr...

The Art of Stalemate

Ryan Banfill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ryan Banfill

As the tea party members of the House Republican Conference appear to be a driving force behind the stalemate strategy, Sun Tzu would caution Speaker Boehner to be wary saying, "When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination."

Striking Lawmakers Walk Off the Job

Joseph Urgo | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Joseph Urgo

What is shut down right now is the work of a very small portion of the American people with a very large set of responsibilities. These are our elected federal lawmakers.

BREAKING: Lincoln Denounces Republican Tactics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The Republican Party long since ceased to be the "Party of Lincoln," but it would be hard to imagine anything that shows just how far the current Greedy Old Party has moved away from its first president more clearly than what he wrote in this January 11, 1861 letter.

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...

VIDEO: Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

Scott Bateman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

What do YOU know about Abraham Lincoln? Surprisingly little is known about this obscure US president. Luckily, Disalmanac has made a new educational film that explains everything you need to know about ol' "Honest Abe" (or, as you'll see, "Ice Ice Abe") in just 30 second.

Timeless Pieces Of Lincoln Memorabilia Up For Auction

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A highly prized collection of U.S. political memorabilia went up for sale on Thursday, featuring some campaign tokens and medals ...