WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost.
Trying to find something to be thankful for in 2020? Tough task.
If Joe Biden survives recounts and several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign into what Trump says has been widespread vote-counting fraud (we await proof), do not expect him to be hounded over his and Hunter Biden’s business ties to China and Ukraine as President Trump has been over “Russian collusion” charges and numerous other attempts by Democrats, the left and the media to undermine his administration.
HARRIS, citing precedent for waiting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy until after the November election: “Abraham Lincoln was up for reelection, and it was 27 days before the election, and a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln’s party was in charge, not only in the White House, but the Senate. But honest Abe said it’s not the right thing to do. The American people deserve to make the decision about who will be the next president of the United States, and then that person can select who will serve for a lifetime on the highest court." — vice-presidential debate Wednesday.
(Associated Press) — This is one macabre auction: A lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, wrapped in a bloodstained telegram about his 1865 assassination, is up for sale.
Many people lament the decline in the teaching of civics and history that we are seeing in our schools.
On Thursday as three presidents and the nation remembered the consequential life of U.S. Rep. John Lewis at an Atlanta funeral, the current president of the United States schemed to get into headlines by actually suggesting something expected in banana republics — not our democracy. He had the gall to float the idea that the November election should be postponed.
When I first heard that hot-headed vandals had knocked down a statue honoring a Confederate leader or a slave trader, I confess that I felt a twinge of satisfaction. Slavery was a horrible institution, after all, of which some of my own ancestors were victims.
Look at the history of the Democratic Party
Republicans, in a 53 percent-to-47-percent majority, favor Trump over the Civil War hero, according to a survey conducted by the Economist magazine and polling site YouGov.com.
In a poll, a slim majority identifies slavery as the main cause of the Civil War.
John Russell Pope's pyramid scheme was one of several ideas he submitted in a design competition with Henry Bacon. Congress had the final say.
Along the way, mourners are expected to line the tracks and bid farewell — a somber tradition for U.S. presidents that began with President Abraham Lincoln's funeral but fell dormant in recent decades.
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning, when George H.W. Bush's casket is carried into the Washington National Cathedral, it will be set atop the same black-shrouded bier on which Abraham Lincoln and almost a dozen other presidents were once posthumously laid.
Many Americans will seek sustenance in Thanksgiving, a day "set apart" by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.
WASHINGTON — Let's talk turkey.
Network announcer: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special message from the president of the United States.
A short walk from where President-elect Abraham Lincoln made the last train stop in his home state before leaving for Washington on the verge of the Civil War, a Confederate battle flag flies from a home garage.
The portrait was shown hanging in Trump's personal dining room during his "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, and the freeze frame instantly went viral, baffling people with questions. A Q&A with the artist:
As the heated debate over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court boils down to a simple question of which tribe will win, it's an excellent time to revisit Abraham Lincoln's reaction to signs that his nation was coming apart.