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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Here's the pitch: House Whip Scalise can play hardball

    Are you a Republican House member who can't decide whether to vote "aye" or "nay" on controversial legislation? Please step through this door between sculptures in Statuary Hall and into a quiet, curved parlor you may never have noticed. Have a seat by...
  • Lincoln assassination artifacts reunited at Ford's Theatre

    Beyond his famous words, the tangible artifacts President Abraham Lincoln left behind after his assassination were scattered for decades, kept in family collections and by the government and museums from Washington to Chicago. Now for the first time...
  • 'Lincoln Speaks' exhibit shows words' transformative power

    Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar "A.Lincoln" — these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, "Lincoln Speaks: Words...
  • The Great Emancipator and the camera

    When Chrysler Museum of Art American Art Curator Alex Mann began thinking about a new exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, he knew the museum's nationally known photography collection would give him a lot to...
  • Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car

    Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car
    Across Lake County, history buffs and President Abraham Lincoln fans have chipped in to help decorate the funeral train car that is being built in honor of the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War. A number of county...
  • Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty

    Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
    On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Can the GOP become a less-white party?

    Can the GOP become a less-white party?
    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: Three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

    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...
  • Illinois historic sites earn national designation

     Illinois historic sites earn national designation
    You may pass them on the street without a second glance. But tucked throughout Illinois communities are islands of history brimming with lessons from the past. As a testament to their place in time, the National Register of Historic Places added 24...
  • Allen C. Guelzo: 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment slips past us

    Allen C. Guelzo: 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment slips past us
    As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War winds down toward its conclusion this spring, it's difficult not to look back on the four years of this sesquicentennial and wonder why it all seemed so lackluster. Unlike the centennial in 1961-65, Congress...