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In a century-old house in Reykjavik, Iceland, President Ronald Reagan and his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev, were discussing ways to curb nuclear weapons. Suddenly, their talks took a different and stunning turn. "It would be fine with me if we eliminated all nuclear weapons," Reagan ...
Chelsea Clinton stood up for what she believed was right even as a preschooler, she revealed on Wednesday's broadcast of "The Late Late Show." The former first daughter recalled writing to then-President Ronald Reagan when she was 5 years old to warn him that the Nazis in the hit musical movie ...
It's possible to imagine that, somewhere, Ronald Reagan is weeping. This episode speaks to a larger question: that the corruption of American conservatism is the primary cause of our inability to have constructive debates that move us to resolve issues rather than ignore them. The ongoing frustration ...
When the developer of the commercial project Arbor Park in Cedar Park purchased land on the corner of Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard and RM 1431 about eight years ago, the project's developer, Matt Kenyon, estimated about 5,000 cars traveled through the intersection daily. He said that ...
Mike Epps says Ronald Reagan was probably only able to get away with turning off his hearing aid around his wife, Nancy, because she was white. We'll let him explain. We got the comedian Tuesday night at Mastro's where we chatted about a newly released book about President Reagan that claims he'd ...

Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Photo: Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images. According to a new book about Nancy Reagan's life, former president Ronald Reagan used to turn off his hearing aids during dinner to tune out whatever his wife was saying — probably something ...
Ronald Reagan and his wife, actress Nancy Davis, acknowledge victory for the Republican nomination for governor of California on June 8, 1966 in Los Angeles at The Ambassador Hotel. The 54-year-old actor promised a campaign calculated to win votes from both Democrats and Republicans. Reagan ...
... but powerful figure in American history—including her long-lasting friendships with Britain's royal family, and her tendency to chattiness so extreme that her otherwise adoring husband, President Ronald Reagan, sometimes turned off his hearing aids at dinner. “[Nancy Reagan] was no cardboard cutout.
In the famed words of Lisa Simpson, how can America be broke under President Donald Trump? “It can, and it is,“ said David Stockman on Grant's Interest Rate Observer Radio. “And it's been heading in that direction for the last 40 years.” Stockman, who was a three-term Congressman from Michigan ...
Ronald Reagan and his wife, actress Nancy Davis, acknowledge victory for the Republican nomination for governor of California on June 8, 1966 in Los Angeles at The Ambassador Hotel. The 54-year-old actor promised a campaign calculated to win votes from both Democrats and Republicans. Reagan ...
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty.
In speeches, U.S. President Ronald Reagan often referred to pornography as a “form of pollution” and pledged to his conservative supporters that he would work to clean up such “hazardous-waste sites” (and that was a good decade before the internet). During the 1960s and '70s, Reagan argued, America ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Three top leaders of the NAACP will speak at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon Tuesday as part of an on-going dialogue between black leaders and Republican leaders in the Baton Rouge area. State NAACP president Mike McClanahan, state ...
Ron Reagan, son of late former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan speaks during the funeral service for the former First Lady at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Friday, March 11, 2016, in Simi Valley, calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). I've been traveling all week, catching news on the fly, but ...
President Ronald Reagan, speaking on this day in 1983 at the convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, branded the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” further cooling already chilly relations between the White House and the Kremlin. “In your discussions of the nuclear freeze ...

Coverage of the USS Ronald Reagan has been astoundingly limited, wrote Der Spiegel in a February 2015 story. Since then, nothing much has changed. The German magazine was referring to the saga of the American Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier whose crew pitched in to help victims of ...
Nancy Davis Reagan, the wife of the late President Ronald Reagan, died two years ago at her home in Los Angeles on March 6, 2016. She was 94. The former first lady will perhaps be best remembered for her loyalty to her husband. She became fiercely protective of him after a 1981 assassination attempt ...
Former President Ronald Reagan is hands down the most electorally successful American politician of the post-World War II era. As the outsider nominee of the nation's then-decidedly minority party, nobody has ever come close to matching his back-to-back 44-state and 49-state landslide White House victories.
It had been a busy week for President Ronald Reagan, and I was expecting a low-key evening watching a movie at Camp David with him and Nancy Reagan. What I wasn't expecting was for that movie to yield a little insight into Reagan's nostalgia, and the force that pulled him out of it and onward. Nor did I ...
27, author and former White House aide Mark Weinberg reveals that former president Ronald Reagan, a former actor, was always “bothered” by the fact that he was not given an honorary Oscar. And, as his retirement schedule was so dull, Mrs. Reagan invited Tom Cruise to her “Ronnie's” California offices ...
In an interview on Breitbart News' satellite radio show, Ward said: “In 1986, Ronald Reagan — great president, amazing conservative, lover of liberty and of America — granted amnesty; and Ed Rollins, who is helping me with my campaign, told me that President Reagan's biggest regret as president was ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared Feb. 6 Ronald Reagan Day in honor of the 107th anniversary of the former U.S. president and governor's birth. Brown said Californians should recognize Reagan's diplomatic achievements with the former Soviet Union and the economic recovery that occurred during his presidency ...
On this day in 1911, Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois. His father, Jack, the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants, was a salesman, while his mother, Nelle, had Scots and English ancestors. Reagan's father ...
Donald Trump, like Ronald Reagan before him, is an outside-the-beltway president. That recently prompted longtime market watcher Ralph Acampora to investigate whether the two had anything else in common. What he found could be a warning to the stock market. "Ronald Reagan had a ...
ABOVE VIDEO: On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley tried to kill President Ronald Reagan. Hinckley shot the president, and his press secretary Jim Brady. This footage begins with Reagan leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel, and ends with Brady's hospital release. MARCH 30, 1981 (SOFREP) – Shots from ...
As he was walking to his limousine at 2:27 p.m. from the side entrance on Connecticut Avenue, John Hinckley Jr., 25, who was armed with a .22 caliber revolver, began shooting. Hinckley's first shot hit White House Press Secretary James Brady in the head. Brady was left paralyzed. Also wounded were ...
Ronald and Nancy Reagan left the White House in 1989, but that didn't end their friendship with the British royal family — a bond that involved laughs with Queen Elizabeth over drinks. (Vodka and orange juice for Mrs. Reagan, a gin martini for the Queen.) “A close camaraderie developed between the ...
In the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, many US conservatives are resisting calls to ban semi-automatic weapons and the accessories that make them fully automatic. But Republicans weren't always so protective of those types of guns. In 1989, former president Ronald ...
It had been a busy week for President Ronald Reagan, and I was expecting a low-key evening watching a movie at Camp David with him and Nancy Reagan. What I wasn't expecting was for that movie to yield a little insight into Reagan's nostalgia, and the force that pulled him out of it and onward. Nor did I ...
It's also true that the bill was written by a Republican legislator, California Assemblyman Don Mulford of Oakland, and was passed with the full backing of Republican governor Ronald Reagan and the National Rifle Association. The bill was introduced in April 1967, six weeks after it had been reported that ...
No, but he did twice telephone La Grande while president, corresponded via letters when he was younger with two relatives who lived here and made a campaign stop in Pendleton. Reagan's calls to La Grande were on May 28, 1985. The calls were to Oregon U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, who was here that ...
27, author and former White House aide Mark Weinberg reveals that former president Ronald Reagan, a former actor, was always “bothered” by the fact that he was not given an honorary Oscar. And, as his retirement schedule was so dull, Mrs. Reagan invited Tom Cruise to her “Ronnie's” California offices ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared Feb. 6 Ronald Reagan Day in honor of the 107th anniversary of the former U.S. president and governor's birth. Brown said Californians should recognize Reagan's diplomatic achievements with the former Soviet Union and the economic recovery that occurred during his presidency ...
On this day in 1911, Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois. His father, Jack, the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants, was a salesman, while his mother, Nelle, had Scots and English ancestors. Reagan's father ...
It's a tradition that goes back to Ronald Reagan, who, during his 1982 address, honored the “spirit of American heroism” in Lenny Skutnik, a Congressional Budget Office employee who had jumped into the icy waters of the Potomac to help rescue passengers in a plane crash. In the quarter-century since ...
Ronald Reagan's FCC abolished the Fairness Doctrine which, since 1949, required media to present both sides' opinions in the rare event they weren't just reporting straight news. A Democrat-controlled Congress passed a bill to re-instate the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. Reagan vetoed the bill. Fox News ...
Exactly fifty years ago, on Jan. 30, 1968, Americans turned on their evening television news shows and received their second shock of the week. Barely seven days earlier, the North Koreans had hijacked the USS Pueblo. Now, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong had launched a surprise attack — the Tet ...
The Ronald Reagan Assembly of West Central Florida will be meeting Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave. The public is invited. A representative of the state of Florida-sponsored Crime Prevention Task Force — developed by former law enforcement ...
In his revamped campaign film, "Ronald Reagan, Citizen Governor," Reagan launched his most scathing attack upon the multiple foreign and defense failures of the Kennedy-Johnson years. On May 11 in Hawaii, Reagan delivered his first white paper speech, The History and Significance of the U.S. Role ...
Government shutdowns happened during the presidencies of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. Below is a summary of them. Prior to the 1980s, when a funding gap existed, government employees continued to work as normal under the assumption that Congress would ...
Gravelly Point Park is a grassy strip of land on the Potomac just down the road from Reagan National Airport. Its main attractions? Great plane-spectating, and a row of port-a-potties frequented by taxi drivers, joggers and bikers. Whether or not former First Lady Nancy Reagan would want to be ...
Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Maintenance Prompted Short Vinson Carrier Strike Group Deployment ... With USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) tied-up in maintenance for a couple months, the Carl Vinson Strike Group is pinch-hitting in the Western Pacific on a short deployment less than a year from returning ...
The publication in 2018 of a tell-all book about the Trump White House in which aides are reported to have questioned President Trump's mental stability has revived longstanding rumors holding that Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's Disease during his presidency. He was diagnosed with the ...
President Trump's Navy doctor is coming under fire from associates of former President Ronald Reagan for assuming that there were mental issues at the end of his two terms signaling the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. During his press briefing Tuesday on his physical exam of Trump, Dr. Ronny Jackson ...
As Ronald Reagan ascended the national stage in the late 1970s, the former Hollywood star and governor of California had already honed his reputation as the avuncular “cowboy,” a persona he would perfect in the White House. He was a man who thought in broad strokes, but was prone, even before he ...
So, when the current president* broached the subject, Craig Shirley, a career Reagan hagiographer, and John Heubusch, the president of the Ronald Reagan Foundation, leaped into print at CNN.com to argue that Reagan had not shown any symptoms until the official announcement of his diagnosis in ...
Though the phrase "Make America Great Again" will forever be associated with President Trump in the national consciousness, it's worth remembering that the phrase was employed decades earlier by Ronald Reagan during his 1980 presidential campaign. However, when Reagan used the phrase, ...
Ronald Reagan's son, Ronald Reagan Jr., on Wednesday reacted to recent reports that people around Donald Trump are concerned about his mental fitness, telling CNN's Don Lemon that regardless of any clinical diagnosis one may give the president, it's clear “there's something wrong.” “I have been ...


 

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