Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial sale
May 22nd, 2012
01:30 PM ET
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
Reagan National unveils statue of namesake
November 1st, 2011
05:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Reagan National unveils statue of namesake

Washington (CNN) – This year, Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old. And, as part of many events celebrating his centennial, the airport that bears his name has now unveiled a statue of his likeness.

Travelers entering Terminal A of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will now be greeted by the nine-foot tall bronze statue.
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Filed under: Ronald Reagan • Washington D.C.
BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry, Romney and Reagan
October 19th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry, Romney and Reagan

(CNN) - What struck me most about Rick Perry’s verbal assault on Mitt Romney at the CNN Western Republican Debate in Las Vegas was its contrast to the way Ronald Reagan used to conduct himself during debates.

The late president would never have gone after a fellow Republican in such a direct, personal way. If Reagan were going to attack a fellow Republican on something like the alleged hiring of illegal immigrants for lawn service, he would have had his aides handle it. He would have personally stayed away from the charge.


Filed under: CNN Debate • Rick Perry • Ronald Reagan
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