Jeb Bush: Reagan wouldn't fit in today's GOP
June 11th, 2012
10:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Jeb Bush: Reagan wouldn't fit in today's GOP

(CNN) – One of the GOP's leading voices said Monday that former President Ronald Reagan, considered an idol among Republican politicians, would struggle to mesh with today's hyper-partisan attitude among some elected officials.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking to editors at Bloomberg, also said his father, former President George H.W. Bush, would have trouble fitting in with today's Republican Party.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Ronald Reagan
Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death
June 5th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death

(CNN) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan marked the 8th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's death on Tuesday by laying a bouquet of flowers at her husband's California grave, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said.

Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, served from 1981 to 1989 and died in 2004 at the age of 93.


Filed under: California • Nancy Reagan • Ronald Reagan
Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial sale
May 22nd, 2012
01:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial sale

(CNN) - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation threatened legal action over the online sale of a vial purportedly containing dried blood from the former president following a 1981 assassination attempt.

"If indeed this story is true, it's a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase," said a statement from John Heubusch, the foundation's executive director.

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Schwarzenegger asks, ‘What would Ronald Reagan have done?’
May 5th, 2012
10:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Schwarzenegger asks, ‘What would Ronald Reagan have done?’

(CNN) – Were Ronald Reagan in office today, some Republicans would “start looking for a ‘real’ conservative to challenge him in a primary,” Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in an op-ed published Saturday evening.

The former California governor said that the man who held that office 30 years before him – before becoming president - is becoming more a distant memory than a model to some Republicans on the “extreme right.” They are playing the role of “ideological enforcers” rather than seeking inclusion and solutions, wrote Schwarzenegger, himself a Republican.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • California • Ronald Reagan
Why Obama can't match the Reagan recovery
May 4th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Why Obama can't match the Reagan recovery

New York (CNNMoney) - April's jobs report was, in a word, disappointing. The economy added only 115,000 jobs. Hiring slowed. More than 340,000 workers dropped out of the labor force.

April's report, which follows lackluster numbers for March, is particularly bad news for President Obama's campaign staff in Chicago.

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Filed under: President Obama • Ronald Reagan
BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?
February 21st, 2012
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Things appear to be moving in the right direction for President Obama and his re-election drive – at least a bit.

The unemployment rate has been steadily going down in recent months.

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Ad pays tribute to Reagan, dings Obama
February 6th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Ad pays tribute to Reagan, dings Obama

(CNN) – A conservative group is seizing on the anniversary of the late President Ronald Reagan's birthday to contrast his past comments with those of President Barack Obama.

The minute-long spot from Americans for Prosperity, which will air Monday on national cable, plays comments from the two presidents back-to-back in an effort to explain their "two visions for America," according to the organization.
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Filed under: Ads • President Obama • Ronald Reagan
Gingrich compared to Reagan in Newsmax Iowa special
December 31st, 2011
10:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich compared to Reagan in Newsmax Iowa special

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, the subject of seemingly endless negative advertising in Iowa, will get some positive reinforcement on television this weekend when the conservative publication Newsmax airs a half-hour special promoting the candidate.

The "The Newsmax 2012 Election Special," hosted by Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, will air on "major broadcast outlets" in Iowa throughout the weekend, according to the publication.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Ronald Reagan
Reagan was for taxing millionaires, says new Dem ad
December 8th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Reagan was for taxing millionaires, says new Dem ad

(CNN) - An independent group backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will hit airwaves Thursday with an ad reminding voters of former Pres. Ronald Reagan's stance on taxes.

The 30-second spot, from the Democratic group Priorities USA, uses a mock newscast to showcase the former Republican president advocating for higher taxes on millionaires.
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Filed under: Ads • Priorities USA • Ronald Reagan • Taxes
5 GOP pres. candidates praise Reagan, berate Obama
November 5th, 2011
12:24 AM ET
3 years ago

5 GOP pres. candidates praise Reagan, berate Obama

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - On Friday evening in Iowa, five Republican presidential candidates spoke to a gathering of Republicans and followed a similar tack: speak well of Ronald Reagan and speak ill of President Barack Obama's leadership and policies.

The occasion: the Iowa Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, the group's largest annual fundraiser. Attendees paid between $75 for general seating and up to $1,500 for a VIP table of 10.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Ronald Reagan
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