facetious pettifogger
On the Anniversary of his Presidential Campaign Announcement, the President Delivers Remarks to the…
The Obama White House
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Here’s the story behind this odd turn of phrase, according to the Civil War Trust. “It was the declaration of the Salem Advocate, a newspaper printed in Lincoln’s home ground of central Illinois. The Advocate had plenty of company among Northern opinion makers.” LINK: http://www.civilwar.org/hallowed-ground-magazine/unpopular-mr-lincoln.html

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