June 2nd, 2009
12:12 PM ET
13 years ago

Nancy Reagan to appear at WH, lunch with Michelle Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former first lady Nancy Reagan will personally attend a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon when President Obama signs legislation authorizing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, CNN has learned.

Mrs. Reagan will also attend the unveiling of a new statute of President Reagan Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. After the unveiling, the former first lady will share a private White House lunch with Michelle Obama.

Filed under: Michelle Obama • Nancy Reagan • President Obama
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. Wolves 4 Palin Charlotte, NC

    Since Mrs. Reagan will be traveling at taxpayers expense – with the recession, et. all – will the RNC complain about her wasting their money?

    June 2, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Black is Beautiful

    @Teleprompter of the U.S.A. June 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm ET
    Poor Nancy, that's a scary looking woman you're going to be having lunch with.......Excuse Me Nancy is having Lunch with Michelle .....Not your Nightmare Mom .....Now Shut Sour Pie Hole!!!!

    June 2, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. The Unshrub


    If you think that Reagan led to the boom of the 80's and 90's did you forget why Bush I lost reelction. It was the economy stupid. People figured out that after 12 years of Reagonomic things had not improved. Of course, after Clinton was president and the economy turned around the republicans took the credit for that as well.

    June 2, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. Zach K

    Nancy is a true hearted woman who believes in the best for this country.

    Ronald Reagan may have not been perfect, but he was the last GOOD Republican President.

    June 2, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. ROCrizzo

    Everyone hears so-called facts from other people, and them regurgitate them without even checking on their validity (or the sanity from whence they came.) This goes for both Reagen supporters and bashers. He def did his part in ending the cold war, but I do have to say that the conservatives praise the guy for the tax cuts and all that jazz, when the truth is, he did exactly what GW did. The economy had a short period of revival after the upper-class tax cuts, but shortly after, began on a crash course. YOU CANT CUT TAXES AND SPEND!!!!!!!! The man wanted to cut taxes and blow up defense spending. He is the reason why George HW had to increase taxes and go back on his word. And unemployment was not down at the end of his terms, it actually had increased since he had started, the poverty level in the country rose, and the gap between the upper class and lower class widened more than ever. The man catered to racist Southerners, and lets not forget Iran-Contra, or did he have nothing to do with that???? They love the guy because he finally gave the R's a voice. They could finally say that the government was the problem and not their ideas........or lack thereof.

    June 2, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. honnus

    I pray our President does not waste one second of his time meeting or greeting Nancy, who plays no more a significant role in our country than does Courtney Love.

    June 2, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. David

    That's nice. The First Ladies should have a nice lunch.

    June 2, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. nick

    what is this crap about Raygun, the worst president of the 20th century?
    centennial?? (thats 100 years for you rednecks)


    June 2, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. Teleprompter of the U.S.A.

    By the way, I'd like to make note that every single president and politician speaks using a teleprompter and/or a written speech.

    The only reason that I am making fun of Obama is becaseu I can't find anything of substance to make fun of him for. I am grasping for straws people!

    June 2, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. phoenix86


    I'm pretty sure that the china Nancy bought when she was first lady was lifted out of the White House by Hillary and Bill on their last day. Remember that news item from 2001?

    June 2, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. ATL

    wagon, if you remember your history (you have to wait a generation or two before changing it), Reagan did cut the tax but only for the rich and toke away lot of tax break from the mid-class, so the net effect was raising tax on the middle class with promises of "wait and it will trickle down" while rich plundered.

    June 2, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  12. Black is Beautiful

    @Teleprompter of the U.S.A. June 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm ET
    Poor Nancy, that's a scary looking woman you're going to be having lunch with…….Excuse Me Nancy is having Lunch with Michelle …..Not with the HEN that HATCHED YOU …..Now Shut Your Sour Pie Hole!!!!
    ** Michelle Is Beautiful**

    June 2, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Cue the hate-filled responses

    To Dutch...

    Are you serious? Do you actually read what you write on these blogs?

    "But some idiot from their right wing is gonna have something negative to say as always."

    Take a good, long look in the mirror. You are the most negative person on this board. You have ZERO credibility whatsoever.

    June 2, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. Hugo

    Carlo-You really are a douche bag welfare recipient, aren't you? How much in Federal assistance do you get for voting Democrap?

    June 2, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. H-ROD

    Reagan, was no more the president, than Obama is they both get their marching orders from the same people. ! wake up people we been had with Obama where is the empolyees free choice act he let the walton's lobby kill it the waltons of walmart you know the ones with more money than god (yes obama is full of it )

    June 2, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. arithmetic is liberal

    republican scum scum June 2nd, 2009 12:32 pm ET

    when your own kids hate you like the Reagan kids, you know somethings wrong, maybe the Bush twins will finally wake up one day

    Ron Reagan says that he had a lot of respect for his father almost every day on his show. He just disagreed with his father's policies very strongly.

    Let's keep our eye on the ball here, shall we?

    June 2, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  17. Richard

    Reagan 10 , Obama -5

    June 2, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. Paul from Kissimmee

    Angie in Pa June 2nd, 2009 12:57 pm ET

    How petty are some of you Bashing the First Ladies and you CARLOS Are a Disgrace to America!
    I wouldn't worry about Carlos. He's a typical immigrant that came here to suck on this country's honey and blast Americans. Carlos should go back to his country, island, whatever.

    June 2, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. Michael Steele

    Hey-ba man-ba, I-ba don't-ba like-ba the gay-ba marriage, ba-either

    June 2, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Jefe

    I don't know why modern-day Neoconservatives consider Reagan to be one of them. Reagan wanted diminished federal government and more power to the states. It didn't work out that way, but it was his philosophy. Neoconservatives instead became obsessed with extremely consolidated Federal Executive Branch power and control over private lives. Modern-day Republicans (save for the very few Conservatives remaining), are quite the opposite of President Reagan.

    June 2, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. Fortytude

    Reagan won 49 out of 50 states in his re-election as President. I would say that the American people approved of Reagan's policies. The problem now, is you have people on this board who are probably too young to remember Reagan and are reading liberal blogs and textbooks to get their information. The fact remains though, that he was a very popular President with both parties and it just drives liberals crazy. Don't believe me? Read the posts on this site.


    Reagan was a napping jelly bean eater. He won by a big margin because of who the Dems ran against him and people personally liked him. They also personally liked Bush. Its says nothing of his policies of which you are holding the bag for right now.

    June 2, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  22. Brian0901

    CNN, Please Post This!


    You are either really stupid or really,really stupid.

    In the rural area of PA. where I was born and raised there were several textile mills and a large crane manufacuterer where my father has worked for almost 40 years.

    Due to Reagan's polocies the textiles mills all closed. My father's employer experienced it's worse downturn in their history, their best was under Bill Clinton. I think a man with 40 years there would know. The unemployment offices in the 80's here were so busy that the lines were stretched out the door. My father was only working 1 week a month and my mother lost her job as did my grandfather. It was only under pres. clinton did we finally see some recovery

    I dare you to tell me this did not happen.

    June 2, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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