Illinois GOP candidate for governor says state shutdown an option
August 4th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
1 month ago

Illinois GOP candidate for governor says state shutdown an option

(CNN) – Critics are pouncing on remarks Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor in Illinois, made to supporters earlier this year that a government shutdown was an option to help the state deal with its financial troubles.

Video of his comments picked up steam on Monday as the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which recently threw its support behind Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, circulated the clip, posted to the union's YouTube page, of Rauner addressing the Tazewell County Republican Party at its Lincoln Day dinner in March.

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James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, gun-control advocate, dies
August 4th, 2014
01:47 PM ET
1 month ago

James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, gun-control advocate, dies

(CNN) – James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday.

He was 73.

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Filed under: Gun control • Ronald Reagan • White House
June 5th, 2014
06:04 PM ET
3 months ago

Nancy Reagan lays wreath at husband's grave site

(CNN) - Nancy Reagan laid a wreath at her husband's grave site on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's death.

Nancy Reagan lays a wreath every year, but this year marks the first time she's allowing media to attend since his funeral.

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Larry Speakes, White House spokesman under Ronald Reagan, dies
Former press secretary Mike McCurry (R) laughs with other former press secretaries Pierre Salinger ( L), Larry Speakes (2nd R) and Jerald teHorst (2nd L) prior to US President Bill Clinton dedicating the White House press briefing room to former press secretary James Brady 11 February 2000.
January 10th, 2014
08:46 PM ET
8 months ago

Larry Speakes, White House spokesman under Ronald Reagan, dies

(CNN) - Larry Speakes, who served as the acting White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, died Friday morning at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi, following a lengthy illness, the Bolivar County coroner said. He was 74, coroner Nate Brown said.

Speakes took over the duties as acting White House press secretary after James Brady, the press secretary, was shot during an assassination attempt on Reagan on March 30,1981.

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Would-be assassin John Hinckley gets longer visits at mother's home
December 20th, 2013
06:28 PM ET
9 months ago

Would-be assassin John Hinckley gets longer visits at mother's home

(CNN) – A federal judge will allow John Hinckley, the man who shot and severely wounded President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, more time away from a Washington psychiatric hospital to visit his mother in Virginia.

His periodic visits are currently restricted to 10 days at a time. He now will be permitted 17-day visits to Williamsburg.

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Filed under: Ronald Reagan
April 25th, 2013
03:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Most former presidents look better through history's eyes

Washington (CNN) - The saying goes: "Time heals all wounds." And for most former U.S. presidents, that appears to be true.

After leaving the constant scrutiny of the White House, a president's legacy begins to take shape as professors, biographers and presidential historians start to take long, reflective looks at the president's time in office.

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Margaret Thatcher through the years
April 8th, 2013
03:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Reagan and Thatcher: 'Political soulmates'

Washington (CNN) – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former President Ronald Reagan were, in the words of one close aide, "political soul mates."

Reagan, who was elected a year after Thatcher assumed office in 1979, found in her a fresh, conservative voice who he could align with on many international issues. And in nearly a decade of working together, she found in him a personal friend and an equal on the global stage.

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Filed under: Ronald Reagan
April 4th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Reagan siblings at odds over same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Two of the late President Ronald Reagan's children are taking opposing stances on same-sex marriage, as Supreme Court justices weigh a federal ban prohibiting marriages between gays and lesbians.

Michael Reagan, a conservative author, defended a controversial op-ed piece warning of a "slippery slope" after same-sex marriage approval during an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday.
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Ronald Reagan's former home for sale for $5 million
January 3rd, 2013
08:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Ronald Reagan's former home for sale for $5 million

(CNNMoney) - The Pacific Palisades, Calif., home where Ronald and Nancy Reagan lived just before they moved to the White House is on the market.

In the 1950s Ronald Reagan's best movies were behind him, but he still had enough charm to be asked to host "General Electric Theater," an early television anthology show.

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White House criticizes visitors flipping off Reagan portrait
A picture of Matthew Hart's Facebook page.
June 24th, 2012
05:17 PM ET
2 years ago

White House criticizes visitors flipping off Reagan portrait

(CNN) - The White House chided two visitors who posed for photographs in the White House while giving the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan.

The guests visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as part of a reception marking gay pride month and the pictures were later included in a Philadelphia Magazine article.
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