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Obama Plans Visit to Illinois for Lincoln's 200th

By Michael D. Shear
President Obama plans to make his first official trip next week, flying to Springfield, Illinois, to attend a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday.

The celebration is led by the Abraham Lincoln Association, which will celebrate the 200th anniversary with a banquet in Springfield. Press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama will attend and speak at the event.

The trip will be the first major one for Obama since becoming president. He is expected to travel to Williamsburg, Va., later this week for a meeting of House Democrats. On Feb. 19, he will make his first international trip, flying to Canada for the day.

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HEY! GEORGE W. OBAMA'S GOING TO FLY TO ILLINOIS IN AIR FORCE ONE AT THE COST OF ~1 MILLION DOLLARS SO HE CAN GIVE US POOR ANOTHER SPEECH PATTING HIMSLF ON THE BACK FOR BEING BORN BLACK AND GIVING MORE EMPTY PROMISES OF CHANGE WHILE HIRING CRIMINAL SENATORS FOR HIS CABINET!!!

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Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 2, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Well to everyone who is set on finding fault with President Obama honoring one of the greatest American Presidents in our history, get a grip. This man freed slaves and those he didn't he was instrumental in their freedom. But I would think President Obama likes how the man lived his life and his morals. In these times we have to rally around our President voted for him or not hes fighting for us all, he'll make mistakes , we all do, but at least you have a man inthe White House who ill admit he made a mistake and move on. He's being open and honest and after eight years of being lied to and sacrificed by the last man in the office, he could admire Bugs Bunny on Morphine and Id still respect him.

Posted by: temperance05 | February 2, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Lincoln only freed some of the slaves. It took the 13th Amendment two years after he was killed to finish the job. And Lincoln tried to talk black leaders of the time into a plan to colonize in Africa or Latin America and believed that black and white could not live together. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Posted by: flarrfan | February 2, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Is ImpeachObama an American Indian? I think only an American India can afford such a comment.

Posted by: colonfr2002 | February 2, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

love hearing from good ole' white trash like you.

guess you didn't get the memo on Lincoln freeing the slaves, circa 1863.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | February 2, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to stop with the Lincoln worship. If Lincoln had his way he would have shipped all blacks back to Africa en masse.

Posted by: ImpeachObama | February 2, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to stop with the Lincoln worship. If Lincoln had his way he would have shipped all blacks back to Africa en masse.

Posted by: ImpeachObama | February 2, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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