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Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

Photograph by David James/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

Spielberg on Lincoln: Living ‘In Two Directions’

Steven Spielberg worked on his award-winning film, “Lincoln,” at the National Archives. He returned last night as an honoree — on the anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of The Gettysburg Address. Yet it wasn’t only Lincoln on everyone’s minds here — Jaws,...

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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.

Photograph by National Archives

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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Gettysburg National Military Park on July 02, 2013 in Gettysburg, PA.

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Gettysburg National Military Park on July 02, 2013 in Gettysburg, PA.

Gettysburg Annex: Lincoln’s Train Station — If Congress Buys In

The Civil War raged for four years. After as many years, Pennsylvania lawmakers anticipate pushing through Congress a measure to expand the footprint of Gettysburg National Military Park now that an arrangement has been worked out that will cost the...

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

No Best Picture, but Another Washington Party for Lincoln

Fresh from a mixed Oscars performance, the reanimated spirit of Abraham Lincoln can seek solace today in the 150th birthday celebration kicked off by one of his lesser-known legacies. While fighting the Civil War and emancipating slaves, the 16th president...

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President Barack Obama bows his head during a prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama bows his head during a prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 2012.

Obama’s Prayer for Humility in D.C.

President Barack Obama approached the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this morning with a mixture of humor and humility, some insight into what he was thinking as he asked for another chance to look out upon that crowd at his...

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The cast of "16  Penn."

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The cast of "16 Penn."

White House Popcorn Roasting: `Gilchrists’ Perform for Obamas

“Lincoln” it’s not. Still, the cast and crew of NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn,” which premieres tomorrow, are being feted this evening at the White House, where President Barack Obama is hosting a private screening. The show chronicles a fictional...

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People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Washington Daybook: Newtown Response

President Barack Obama will assign Vice President Joe Biden to lead efforts to find ways to curb gun violence after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, according to a White House official. Obama will make a...

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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.'

Photograph by David James/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

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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Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, center, in the film "Lincoln."

Photograph by David James/20th Century Fox Film Corp/Everett Collection

Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, center, in the film "Lincoln."

Republicans Rallying for `Lincoln’ — Majority Whip’s `Movie-Night’ Out

Kevin McCarthy is big on the big screen. Last year, during the debt debate on Capitol Hill, the Republican congressman from California and House majority whip showed his troops a clip from the film “The Town,” the Ben Affleck-directed film...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention.

Christie’s `Second American Century’ — Who’s Counting?

In his convention speech in Tampa last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke of “a second American Century.” “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book...

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