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A House Divided: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Lincoln Letter Reveals Help for Appointee

Presidents routinely make political appointments, and most of the time they are little noticed unless your name is Abraham Lincoln and your every decision has been minutely examined in the past century and a half. A letter has just surfaced...

By Linda Wheeler  |  May 28, 2009; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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President Sends Wreath to Confederate Memorial

President Obama continued a tradition begun almost a century ago and sent a Memorial Day wreath today to the Confederate Memorial at Arlington Cemetery, ignoring pleas from some historians to "break the chain of racism" by not sending a floral...

By Linda Wheeler  |  May 25, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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