Obama speaks during a tribute to Lincoln

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Obama</a> spoke during a tribute to former president Lincoln at the Capitol. Listening from left are Senate Majority Leader <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT005460" title="Harry Reid" href="/topic/politics/government/harry-reid-PEPLT005460.topic">Harry Reid</a>, Senate Minority Leader <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT004312" title="Mitch McConnell" href="/topic/politics/government/mitch-mcconnell-PEPLT004312.topic">Mitch McConnell</a> and Senator <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007474" title="Dick Durbin" href="/topic/politics/government/dick-durbin-PEPLT007474.topic">Richard Durbin</a>. Obama paid homage to his "immortal" predecessor's leadership, calling him a "singular figure who in so many ways made my own story possible."
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( Brendan Smialowski / Bloomberg News )

Obama spoke during a tribute to former president Lincoln at the Capitol. Listening from left are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Richard Durbin. Obama paid homage to his "immortal" predecessor's leadership, calling him a "singular figure who in so many ways made my own story possible."

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