from CNS News:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, likened Obama’s values and “ability to see a clear road where everybody just sees fog” to President Abraham Lincoln as depicted in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln.”
Speaking at Northwestern University on Friday, Emanuel said, “And I think the president’s experience as somebody who was a community organizer on the South Side, dealing with the steel [...]
More than 350,000 Americans have signed a petition to withdraw their states from the U.S.
Residents of more than half of U.S. states, namely, 350,000 people declared their unwillingness to live in the country under the leadership of past winner in the presidential election of Barack Obama. They all signed the petition to withdraw their states from the U.S. on the official White House Web site.
Residents of 29 U.S. states, in [...]
The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion.
In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the [...]
President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation gifted freedom to four million black Americans in 1863
Former slaves struggled to begin their free life and up to one million died or got sick
Challenges the accepted wisdom of the Unionist North being sympathetic to the cause of freed slaves
Whole families returned to work on the plantations they had escaped because there was no work and no food
The end of slavery in the United States led [...]
House bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-2977
Senate bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-2049
People who travel in Europe or Canada often return with this question: Why doesn’t the United States have a functional $1 coin, or a $2 coin, or even a $5 coin?
It’s a cultural question that’s been kicking around for decades but is now receiving bipartisan attention from U.S. Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., and John McCain, R-Ariz. They are co-sponsors of legislation to phase out the dollar bill over [...]
What act would be so heinous that it would soil your family name for more than a century? Aiding a presidential assassin, like Samuel A. Mudd (Dec. 20, 1833 to Jan. 10, 1883) did. He was imprisoned for life for medically treating John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. Mudd was later pardoned by President Andrew Johnson, but his name has been dragged through the mud ever [...]
At his campaign-style town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa, President Obama compared the criticism he has received from Republicans and other political opponents to the troubles faced by President Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. “Lincoln,” the president said, “they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”
The president’s remarks came in response to a question from a woman who [...]
A possible Republican presidential candidate suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama’s childhood in Kenya shaped his world-view â€“ even though Mr Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a New York radio station on Monday that Mr Obama’s youth led him to resent the West, which he said explains why Mr [...]
“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace, and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.
Corporations have been enthroned, an era [...]