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Topic - Abraham Lincoln
The first national day of Thanksgiving was observed on Nov. 26, 1863, during the midst of the Civil War. To be sure, there had been sporadic observances of bountiful harvests from the time of the first settlers.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it brings families and friends together for the simple purpose of giving thanks and being together.
The myths collide, bearing friction between the legends the nation lives by: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, John F. Kennedy at Dallas and Barack Obama somewhere, maybe on a golf course, dreaming of Obamacare one last time before it implodes. Like all myths, they don't bear close examination. They must be taken on faith.
President Obama's recitation of the Gettysburg Address for a Ken Burns documentary about the famous speech sparked a round of backlash after a local news radio host first noticed and reported a curious omission: He left out the phrase, "under God."
Thousands gathered at Gettysburg on Tuesday to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, but President Obama, who likes to make speeches, was not among them.
There are moments that bring us together as Americans, moments when we can all recall exactly where we were and what we were doing.
Nearly all the books and papers examining the Gettysburg Address either gloss over or completely miss the religious language and meaning of one of the most famous and enduring speeches ever.
It is hard to adequately express our deep disappointment upon learning that President Obama will not attend the ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address ("Obama diss: President snubs historic Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony," Web, Oct. 31).
With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.
Twitter posters were up in arms after a follower posted a picture of a building affiliated with Northeastern Illinois University that includes a plaque honoring the nation's 16th president — as a Democrat.
It may be little more than a blip on Washington's radar screen, but President Obama's decision to be a no-show at an upcoming ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has touched off a firestorm in Pennsylvania.
The United States’ Jewish population is readying for a rare superholiday this year — Thanksgivukkah. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah starts early this year, on Nov. 27, causing it to overlap with Thanksgiving, which begins on Nov. 28.
As the Supreme Court justices were hearing oral arguments on the biggest campaign finance case of the term Tuesday, advocates on both sides were making their views known outside the court's front door.
Having revealed many little-known facts in the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, commentator-columnist Bill O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard have undertaken their biggest challenge: the killing of Jesus of Nazareth.
News media and politics in the age of Obama have grown uncomfortably close. So many journalists have found employment in the Obama administration that the phenomenon has become a story itself, with a dozen news organizations tracking the cross-pollination between the two and speculating on the implications.
Lincoln insisted that completion of the dome was a priority.) Contractors proliferated to provide materials for the war, and factories and warehouses sprang up, luring workers from distant areas, almost doubling the city's population.
"The world will little note nor long remember what we say here," Lincoln said on that distant day, "but it can never forget what they did here."