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  • Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests

    Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner heads to Springfield on Sunday to start his inaugural festivities, a series of events largely paid for by pro-business interests. The Republican campaigned on a theme of shaking up Springfield and railed against the entrenched...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...
  • Lincoln's vice-presidential switch changed history

    CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?

    Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?
    The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy

    Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama's executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had...
  • Democracy is the loser when people don't vote

    Democracy is the loser  when people don't vote
    The anniversary of one of the most significant moments in our history slipped by last, week, largely overlooked by those of us preoccupied with a worrisome future. It was on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery, that...
  • Civil War, Lincoln Through The Eyes Of Glastonbury's Gideon Welles

    Civil War, Lincoln Through The Eyes Of Glastonbury's Gideon Welles
    GLASTONBURY — During his Washington, D.C., years, the town's native son, Gideon Welles, kept a diary that tracked everything from his duties as Secretary of the Navy to the poignant chronicle of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. J. Ronald...
  • Review: 'American Queen' by John Oller

    By Patrick T. Reardon Mary Todd Lincoln was in her glory. It was March 28, 1861, and she had hosted her first state dinner at the White House as the nation's first lady. She was saying goodbye to her guests, including Kate Chase, the daughter of her...