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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

Obama and Lincoln: ‘My Favorite’ — On the 150th of Gettysburg Address

The 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address: Everyone from Eric Cantor to Arby’s is celebrating it. This is a draft of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago today: #LOC pic.twitter.com/5fptrrwPQ2 — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 19, 2013 Everyone...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama’s Post-Election Fundraising: Replenishing a Party

With a quartet of California fundraisers, President Barack Obama will test his ability to replenish his party’s campaign accounts without the threat of his defeat to motivate Democratic donors. Obama leaves Washington today for a Western trip that is four...

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

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Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, on June 21, 2010.

Obama Re-Election Behind Him, Burton Joins Consulting Firm

Former White House aide Bill Burton is joining the Global Strategy Group as executive vice president in its Washington office.  Burton is co-founder and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action, a super-political action committee that helped re-elect the president. Burton has “a...

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Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

`The Stage’ is Set in Ohio: Priorities

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, has spent millions portraying the business career of Republican Mitt Romney as ruinous to the lives of people who worked for some of the companies that Romney’s Bain Capital took over....

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Protesters march through downtown Tampa.

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Protesters march through downtown Tampa.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Launches $30 Mln Anti-Romney Ad Campaign

Updated at 10 am EDT Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election,  is launching a $30 million anti-Mitt Romney offensive today. It kicks off with a new advertisement timed to the first day of the Republican National...

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Supporters at a campaign event with President Barack Obama at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2012.

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Supporters at a campaign event with President Barack Obama at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2012.

Romney’s ‘Re-Do:’ Obama-Rated `N’

President Barack Obama’s campaign doesn’t want to cede the spotlight this week, yet with Tropical Storm Isaac scuttling plans at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and elsewhere, Democrats have scurried to determine how best to get out their economic...

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

Money in Politics: Plumbing’s not the Problem, It’s the Quality of the Water

“Here’s the problem with money in politics,” says Mike Murphy, a seasoned and semi-retired Republican TV ad strategist: It’s the content. “I’m less worried about the plumbing than I am the quality of the water,” Murphy said today in Tampa,...

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Tax-Exempt Political Groups Probed by NY Attorney General

Tax-exempt nonprofit groups account for some of the biggest, yet most mysterious, spending in the presidential election. And now they’ve attracted the attention of New York’s attorney general. Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, has asked two dozen nonprofits to explain how...

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An abandoned building from the bankrupt GST Steel Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

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An abandoned building from the bankrupt GST Steel Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

Romney Doesn’t Care: Obama-Backing super-PAC’s Ad Appeal

The super-PAC backing President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has focused attacks on the impact that Republican Mitt Romney’s work in private equity had on some of the businesses it took over. While Romney speaks of an overall gain in employment...

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

Billionaire Democrats? They Do Exist

Wealthy donors whose net worth begins with a “B” and whose politics are “D” have emerged. A trio of billionaires contributed more than $3 million in June to a super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama. Their checks accounted for half of...

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