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  • Obama, like Lincoln, ditches ideology

     
    by Frank James Liberal supporters of President-elect Barack Obama's who thought he was one of them should ready themselves, for they are about to be Greeleyed. Horace Greeley, for those who don't or remember know their history, was the stridently......
  • Michelle Obama geneaology off-limits

     
    A surviving shack along road once known as Slave Street on a South Carolina plantation. Michelle Obama's great-great-grandfather, who was born around 1850, lived as a slave, at least until the Civil War, on the sprawling rice plantation. (Tribune......
  • Obama's train ride: Lincolnesque imagery

     
    by Mike Dorning and Mark Silva, updated at 6:45 pm EST President-elect Barack Obama, arriving in Washington Saturday night at the end of a 137-mile train journey evocative of Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Washington, used the trip as a pre-inaugural......
  • Obama's daughter: 'Better be good'

     
    by Mark Silva The one overriding historical notation about President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday is one which he himself has not spent a lot of time talking about publicly. The first African-American. This is a nation which, long marred.....
  • Barack Obama: 44th president of the U.S.

     
    by Mark Silva Barack Hussein Obama, born of a mother from Kansas and father from Kenya who had their only son in Hawaii, will take the oath of office as 44th president of the United States at noon today on......
  • Obama's inauguration: 'Coming together'

     
    by Mark Silva Inauguration Day has dawned for President-elect Barack Obama, with hundreds of thousands of onlookers filling the National Mall for the noon swearing-in of the 44th president. Obama and wife Michelle stopped for a church service and then.......
  • M.L. King's 'dream' fulfilled, many say

     
    by Mark Silva Today, as a nation marks the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr, -- who voiced "a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:......
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • Obama: 'First African-American president'

     
    by Mark Silva On a day when the achievements of African-Americans in attaining positions long denied them were on the minds of many in Washington, retired Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon, White House "chief usher'' and director of the executive residence,......
  • Bobby Jindal: Mr. Rogers, Kenneth, 2012?

     
    by Mark Silva The morning after President Barack Obama's first big speech to Congress, people seem to be talking as much about the first big national appearance of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, he of the state where they used to......
  • Obama should mimic Lincoln on bonuses

     
    by Frank James How does a president stop a nation from cutting off its nose to spite its face? That is the challenge now facing President Barack Obama as he tries to keep the populist rage against Wall Street, in......