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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

Clinton’s Hometown History Lesson: Lincoln Was What?

Republicans are mocking Hillary Clinton for a slip-up in history she made today about one of the most famous figures from her home state of Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. Speaking in her hometown of Chicago, Clinton was discussing the...

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lincoln’s Mastery of Language, Politics — Lessons for Modern Times

Abraham Lincoln, remembered 150 years after a “decisive” battle of the U.S. Civil War, could have excelled in modern-day Washington politics, one of the pre-eminent scholars on the American president says. “He would be tech savvy, he would lose the beard, he...

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Sen. Rand Paul addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Sen. Rand Paul addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Paul, Citing Lincoln, Ignores Abe’s Own Power Grab

It’s the rare politician who can make effective use of irony, given that as a rhetorical device it often sails right over the heads of many listeners. So we doubt that Sen. Rand Paul was going for ironic effect when, at...

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Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

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Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

Spielberg’s `Lincoln’: Cinematic Treat Best Served with Lame-Duck

Lame-duck sessions of Congress can be larger than life. That’s the way the lame-duck session of the winter of 1864 was portrayed in the film, “Lincoln,” the tale about President Abraham Lincoln’s winning of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution...

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Mitt Romney is introduced by his wife Ann at a fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California  on Sept. 22, 2012.

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Mitt Romney is introduced by his wife Ann at a fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sept. 22, 2012.

Romneys at White House: Lincoln Bedroom, George Bush’s Massage

Mitt and Ann Romney tell different stories about their visit to the White House when President George W. Bush lived there. The candidate’s wife has spoken of walking in on a massage that Bush was getting. Ann Romney remembers the...

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