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First Lady Barbara Bush holds the bible for her husband, George H.W. Bush, as he is sworn into office as the 41st president of the United States, 1989. ... Former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Lady Bird Johson at the dedication of the ...
“I said, 'It's okay, Mr. President, I'll come back and get that.' He said: 'What makes you think you can carry a chair any better than I can?'” Reagan and former First Lady Nancy Reagan had Grande and her children to their home in Bel Air to swim in their pool, or for holiday visits, or to take them to the zoo, ...

Similarly, in 2016, then-President Obama did not attend the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan, while his wife did. Sitting presidents have rarely in recent decades gone to the funerals of former first ladies, according to FactCheck.org, a project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia.
Barbara Bush could see what Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton could not: the unwritten rules governing this extraconstitutional position. Gossamer shackles restrain the woman standing on what Nancy Reagan called the “white glove pulpit”—a recognition of the political delicacy the modern job of first lady ...
In a just released book, “Lady in Red,” Sheila Tate tells how former first lady Nancy Reagan was referred to as The Dragon Lady and was seen as cold, ... Jackie wrote Nancy a letter shortly after Ronald Reagan was elected president, and was one of the first people to call Nancy after the election to give her ...
Sheila Tate served as press secretary to First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985. Tate joins Senior Writer Mary Katharine Ham on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour to share stories from her new book, “Lady In Read: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan.” Tate gives a behind the scenes look at ...

Joan Didion, who's best known for her personal essays and memoirs, also wrote widely read narratives about politics, like her scathing profile of Nancy Reagan, then first lady of California, in the Saturday Evening Post. In remembering her career, “the politics essays and the reporting are shuffled indoors, they want to talk ...
We got the comedian Tuesday night at Mastro's where we chatted about a newly released book about President Reagan that claims he'd switch off his hearing aid during dinner to tune out Nancy. The story goes Reagan would have an aide nudge him if she actually said something that required a response ...
Trump, who was mocked by some of her husband's critics after saying she wanted to focus on fighting childhood cyberbullying as first lady, could have success similar to Reagan's by tackling another timely issue, according to Tate. “I think the opioid [abuse crisis] is made for someone like her, to find a way ...
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 ... Written by Sheila Tate, who served as the former First Lady's press secretary from 1981–1985, the book is reportedly chock-full of behind-the-scenes ...
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 ...
Nancy Reagan's signatures as first lady might be distilled down to a single color (red) and three words (“Just Say No,” the catchphrase of her ... family, and her tendency to chattiness so extreme that her otherwise adoring husband, President Ronald Reagan, sometimes turned off his hearing aids at dinner.
President Trump blamed Democrats and the Mexican government for a “dangerous” flow of unauthorized immigrants and threatened to walk away from the North American Free Trade .... Guests receive souvenir wooden eggs as they leave, a tradition that began when Nancy Reagan was first lady.
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 ... The late president's second son nails an incontrovertible truth about our current political sinkhole, and I highly recommend it.
Actor Ronald Reagan and his bride, actress Nancy Davis, cut their wedding cake after their marriage at the non-sectarian Little Brown Church of the Valley in North ... On March 4, 1793, George Washington was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States during a ceremony in Philadelphia.
Mark Weinberg, seen here right, as a young press aide to President Ronald Reagan, spent many a weekend night watching movies with the Reagan, left, and First Lady Nancy Reagan, center, at the president retreat Camp David. He's now published a book about those experiences called “Movie Nights ...
FILE - In this June 3, 2009, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan speaks in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington during a ceremony to unveil a statue of President Ronald Reagan. In one of Virginia's most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are saying 'no' to a proposal in Congress to name a popular ...

Billy Graham, the evangelical preacher who died today (Feb. 21) at 99, held an unrivaled role for a religious figure in US public life. His interpretation of the Bible, delivered with signature intensity, earned Graham an audience of hundreds of millions around the world—including in the White House.
In one of Virginia's most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are just saying 'no' to a proposal in Congress to name a popular park for former first lady Nancy Reagan. Legislation passed a House committee last month to rename Gravelly Point Park, which sits on federal land adjacent to Ronald Reagan ...
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 ...
President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan talk to Billy Graham at the 1981 National Prayer Breakfast. ... A photo from 1967 of Billy Graham with President Harry Truman at Truman's Missouri home. By Eli Watkins CNN. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Congressional leadership announced last week that it ...
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 ...
I've been a conservative my entire life. I fell hard for William F. Buckley as a teenager and my first job was as editorial assistant at Buckley's National Review, followed by stints writing speeches for first lady Nancy Reagan and then working for the Gipper himself. So you'd think that the Conservative Political ...
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 ... “The president admired [Queen Elizabeth's] lifetime of service to her country and her sensible, unpretentious style when they were together.”.
Trump's space features everything from a rug designed by First Lady Nancy Reagan and curtains that hung during the administration of Bill Clinton. ... Dwight Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter both skipped the redecorating phase that typically follows a new president's ascension to the White House.
FILE - In this June 3, 2009, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan speaks in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington during a ceremony to unveil a statue of President Ronald Reagan. In one of Virginia's most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are saying 'no' to a proposal in Congress to name a popular ...
First lady Melania Trump tweeted that Graham "led an impactful life, touching so many people with his spiritual teachings. He will be deeply missed." Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, who are devout Christians, also sent condolences to Graham's family. "Karen and I were saddened to learn of ...
Billy Graham, the evangelical preacher who died today (Feb. 21) at 99, held an unrivaled role for a religious figure in US public life. His interpretation of the Bible, delivered with signature intensity, earned Graham an audience of hundreds of millions around the world—including in the White House.
Evangelist Billy Graham, left, talks with President John F. Kennedy during a call at the President's White House office, Dec. 12, 1961. (AP Photo) ... The Reverend Billy Graham, center, talks with President Ronald Reagan, left, and first lady Nancy Reagan at the White House July 18, 1981. (AP Photo/J. Scott ...
After a spike in cocaine use and distribution in the U.S. during the 1980s, then-President Ronald Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, according to ... Alongside Reagan was his trusted and beloved wife, Nancy Reagan, who started the "Just Say No" campaign, which encouraged kids to reject ...
President Donald Trump has agreed to attend this year's Gridiron Club dinner, a media ritual in which journalists and politicians gently poke fun at each other. ... First lady Nancy Reagan was having serious trouble getting positive news coverage during her husband's first term but she caused a turnaround ...
Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan are cheered as they enter onto the floor of the Florida Republican Presidential ... Former President Ronald Reagan owned “a piece” of the infamous Watergate before becoming president, according to a new book about the ...
First lady Nancy Reagan and US Ambassador John Gavin (left) viewed earthquake damage in Mexico City in 1985. ... WASHINGTON — John Gavin, a Hollywood actor who had major roles in the Roman epic ''Spartacus'' and Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller ''Psycho'' before being named US ambassador ...
Framed photo of former First Lady Nancy Reagan holding Baby Paris? ... Donning a red and black dress, Hilton matches today's theme: It's Valentine's Day, and to celebrate what she describes as the happiest period of her life — she's engaged to actor Chris Zylka, 32, whom she calls the only man she's ...
An upcoming book about Ronald and Nancy Reagan by a former spokesman reveals that Reagan came up with a disastrous Valentine's Day plan as ... Reagan informed his Secret Service detail that he wanted to head to a “nearby gift shop” to “purchase a Valentine's Day card for the first lady,” author Mark ...
In one of Virginia's most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are just saying 'no' to a proposal in Congress to name a popular park for former first lady Nancy Reagan. Legislation passed a House committee last month to rename Gravelly Point Park, which sits on federal land adjacent to Ronald Reagan ...
Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said the renaming would be “a fitting tribute to someone who was a dedicated partner to her husband and dedicated so much to the service of our country.” Nancy Reagan died in March 2016. Noting that Lady Bird Johnson Park, named for the Democratic former first lady, ...
Congressional Democrats oppose a bill to name a Virginia park after former first lady Nancy Reagan. (Photo: Mark ... The bill, H.R. 553, is opposed by many of the same Democrats who opposed renaming Washington's National Airport to honor President Ronald Reagan in 1989. (It's now called Ronald ...
Kevin Killea, the commanding general at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, also honored the 40th first lady, Nancy Reagan. “As you know the support she provided to President Reagan was well indescribable. I'm told you really had to be there to appreciate the influence, support and the love that ...
Hillary Clinton was the first first lady to run for office, but as progressive and groundbreaking as she was, she nonetheless made the decision to stand by her husband after he admitted his affair with the White House intern Monica Lewinsky, regardless of her own hurt and humiliation. The day after President ...
In 1947, school was canceled in Mt. Comfort after the basement of the building was flooded by a storm of near-tornado proportions, uprooting trees in the Mohawk area and littering the road between Mohawk and Mt. Comfort with telephone poles. In 1967, a construction worker preparing to pump concrete ...
Souza also served as a White House photographer for former President Ronald Reagan. He prefaced his presentation on Obama with photos from Reagan's term. He presented a photo of Reagan in the Oval Office and then flipped to more personal photos of Reagan with First Lady Nancy Reagan.
The story describes how Melania doesn't shower her husband with unconditional support, unlike former first ladies, Nancy Reagan and Lady Byrd Johnson. ... The writer does acknowledge that Melania's reasons “are almost certainly personal” while also drawing comparisons to Michelle Obama, “the first, first lady to ...
Most recently, President Donald Trump invoked Reagan again, this time when Reagan's name might have helped deflect critics claiming Trump could be the victim of early-stage Alzheimer's. Reagan cited his ailments publicly so that the mention might help others. Trump referenced Reagan's ailments to ...
And Nancy Reagan, widow of President Ronald Reagan, was set to appear on the 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin was released in July 2016, just a few months after Nancy Reagan's death, but was approved and minted before she passed away. It's important to remember that real people haven't ...
On Wednesday, a House committee advanced a bill that would rename Gravelly Point Park after the former first lady, roiling local residents who are still upset ... Gravelly Point is adjacent to the airport and renaming it the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park would honor the couple at the gateway to the nation's ...
Congress passed legislation for the change and it was signed by then-President Bill Clinton, but it was strongly opposed by local political leaders and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Following the move, Metro and the National Park Service had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to ...
Whether or not former First Lady Nancy Reagan would want to be commemorated with this uninspiring place, Grover Norquist is determined to name it for her. He's behind a bill that just cleared committee in the House that would change the name from Gravelly Point Park to the Nancy Reagan Memorial ...
A U.S. House of Representatives committee will discuss a bill to rename Gravelly Point after former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The House Committee on Natural Resources will mark up the bill, H.R. 553, by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. As previously reported, Hice first ...
As a Social Studies concentrator, I was surprised that, during a 30-minute introduction on the history of HIV, the disproportionate impact the HIV epidemic has on gay men and the immoral inaction of world leaders like Ronald and Nancy Reagan were not mentioned once. My friend became visibly angry ...


 

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