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"Compromising History: Lincoln on Capitol Hill"

Compromising History:  Lincoln on Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post, January 3, 2013

Movie Night is a rare event on Capitol Hill, so when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) took a break from fiscal cliff brinksmanship to host a Dec. 19 screening of Lincoln, an account of the process that led to the passage of the Thirteen Amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed slavery in the United States, it was a given that they would serve politics with the popcorn.


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