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Pinkerton — The Presidential Comeback: How Reagan’s First Term Recovery Offers Hope for Trump

What they say about the weather is also true of politics: If you don’t like what’s happening now, wait a bit—because things will change. The same point holds true for presidential politics. What happens to a president early on is not automatically dispositive to what happens to that president later on. History is full of examples of presidential comebacks, and President Reagan’s first term is a case in point.

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CNN Tweets False Quotes Attributed to Lincoln, Ben Franklin

As a leader in fake news, CNN is repeatedly caught selling stories based on dubious sources. But now CNN was even caught Tweeting out fake quotes it attributed to famous Americans such as Abe Lincoln and founding father Benjamin Franklin.

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Virgil: Trump Connects to the Taproot of American Economic Nationalism with Henry Clay’s ‘American System’

In his March 20 speech in Louisville, Kentucky, President Trump sounded many familiar and important themes, including the importance of jobs, manufacturing, trade, and the need to revive the coal industry. And yet he also added a new and larger “meta-theme,” namely, the urgency of building up our industrial strength for the sake of economic and national security. That meta-theme, we might observe, is the essence of the “American System” of Henry Clay.

Curator Clark Evans displays the burgundy velvet, gilt-edged Lincoln Inaugural Bible at the Library of Congress Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Washington. President-elect Barack Obama will take his oath of office on the bible Jan. 20, becoming the first president to use it since Abraham Lincoln at his swearing-in on …

Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office

President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president. The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear

President Barack Obama waves to journalists next to a painting of President Abraham Lincoln at Havana's City Museum during a visit to Old Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their …

Media Mock Trump’s Cabinet, Celebrated Obama’s ‘Team of Rivals’

The media is full of astonished reports that some of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for Cabinet positions appear to disagree with him on key policy issues. But in 2009, mainstream journalists were waxing romantic about Obama’s so-called “Team of Rivals,” comparing him to Abraham Lincoln

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence hold their final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump's marathon last day of campaigning stretched past midnight and into Election Day.

Mike Pence on Eve of Election Day: ‘This Is No Ordinary Time in Our Nation’

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told a midnight crowd in Michigan, “this is no ordinary time in our nation” and that Election Day was the American people’s opportunity to put an end to “decades of Clinton corruption” and to create American jobs by voting Donald Trump for president.

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The AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Perspective from the Great Trustbuster, Part II — Theodore Roosevelt Spells Out the Two Republican Traditions

Skepticism about big corporations and their doings is not quite so unorthodox for Republicans as you might think. The Republican Party got its start among the farmers, free laborers, and merchants of the Midwest, not on Wall Street. The GOP was the little-guy party, at a time when the Democratic Party—which had its own populist tradition, going back to Andrew Jackson—had been taken over by the Southern plantation slaveowners. But as the 19th century moved along, Main Street Republicanism became one strand of the Grand Old Party. Another strand was Big Business and Wall Street Republicanism.

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Exclusive: House Chairman Says He Will Issue Subpoenas Over VA Waste, Corruption

“It shouldn’t take the threat of a subpoena just to get a government agency to detail how it is spending taxpayers’ money,” said Rep. Jeff Miller (R.-Fla.), the chairman of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs. “Unfortunately the department has driven us to that point. Nevertheless, our investigation into this matter will continue until all the facts are at hand.”

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Exclusive — Donald Trump Plans To Continue GOP Legacy Of Leading On Women’s, Civil Rights Against Racist, Sexist Democrats

Donald Trump says he plans to help the Republican Party, which led the way on ending slavery, the Civil Rights movement and women’s suffrage and women’s rights—among other big picture moral leadership causes in American history—take more credit for its victories for women’s and civil rights while fighting Democrats who opposed those measures.

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Clarence Thomas: Faith, Patriotism, and the Constitution at Hillsdale

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the 2016 commencement speech at Hillsdale College — the highly respected liberal arts school famed for its adherence to conservative principles — garnering national attention as he declared, “Much that seemed inconceivable is now firmly or universally established.”

North Korea Sends Obama a Letter from ‘Abe Lincoln’

North Korea Sends Obama a Letter from ‘Abe Lincoln’

North Korea’s insane media operation decided to send President Barack Obama a letter from Abraham Lincoln this week, in which Honest Abe scolds Obama for nuclear hypocrisy from beyond the grave.

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Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Union: ‘Right Makes Might’

This Saturday, February 28, was the 156th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address, which was delivered at Cooper Union, in New York City. It was the speech that launched Lincoln to the White House in the election of 1860; it was the speech that paved the path for a newly-formed Republican Party to take the White House for the first time, buoyed by its identification with the boldest and most unmistakeable principles.