- John Kerry: Israel-Palestinian peace deal paved for April
- India diplomat who touts women’s rights busted for $3 wage to nanny
- MSNBC host Ed Schultz paid $252K by unions in 2012-2013
- Korean War memorial ordered to take down Christian cross
- Billy Graham near death, ‘close to going home to be with the Lord’
- SeaTac, Wash.: City’s new $15 minimum wage heads to court
- Obama mulls support for Islamists in Syria, with conditions
- Obama ‘birther’ theories float, as Hawaii health director killed in crash
- U.S. drone faulted for killing 14 ‘innocent civilians’ at Yemen wedding
- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
Inside the Beltway: The ‘Reagan’ movie
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (President Obama)
“I’m asking everybody watching nationwide to waste your vote on me.” (Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson)
“As a reporter I’m torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I’m a rally observer, not a participant.’ (National Public Radio correspondent Ari Shapiro, in a tweet.)
Please note that a few of the quotes include expletives, by the way. See the other 35 here: rightwingnews.com, under the “Columns” heading.
THE REAL LINCOLN
Yes, audiences still buzz about the intensely crafted movie “Lincoln.” But consider that the Library of Congress on Jan. 3 will display the actual first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, handwritten by Abraham Lincoln. It is intended to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation’s signing as part of “The Civil War in America” exhibit, highlighted here: loc.gov.
“Some worried about the aftereffects. Some wondered about how it might affect the midterm elections. And others pointed out that the Union army was not doing so well at that time, and that it might be advisable to wait until the Union army had a victory so the document would be presented with a backdrop of strength rather than weakness,” Ms. Krowl continues.
Lincoln hold off until the Union victory two months later at Antietam. On Sept. 22, he put forward the official preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The final was signed Jan. 1, 1863.
“The Emancipation Proclamation was presented as a war measure, freeing slaves as a way of weakening the enemy by taking away their labor force. It was one of a series of documents and actions that paved the way for passage of the 13th Amendment that would permanently abolish slavery,” the analyst says.
POLL DU JOUR
• 51 percent of Americans say “it’s good for the country” that Republicans control the U.S. House of Representatives.
• 93 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Democrats agree.
• 43 percent overall say the GOP control is “bad for the country”; 6 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Democrats agree.
• 50 percent overall say if “fiscal cliff” tax increases and spending cuts occur in 2013, it poses a “major problem” for the U.S.; 54 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats agree.
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