July 22, 2011 A memorable moment from President Obama's Friday town hall meeting at the University of Maryland, especially for Abraham Lincoln fans, was when the president cited the 16th president to make the point that it's possible to be a person of principle who makes compromises.
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January 25, 2011 The more he looked at a presidential pardon supposedly written on the last day of Abraham Lincoln's life, the more a National Archives researcher suspected it had been tampered with. Now, a historian has admitted doing just that.
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November 22, 2010 Obama joins the long American tradition of presidents who've been accused of acting like kings. Going all the way back to George Washington, presidents have been accused of putting on royal airs.
October 20, 2008 James McPherson, an eminent Civil War historian, joins us to talk about his new book on Lincoln's war powers.
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