Stories tagged: Ronald Reagan
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
There is no defense for what my father said on that taped phone conversation. But I believe, if he had, years after the fact, heard that tape, he would have …
Sun., July 14, 2019
When people think of Ronald Reagan, they think of the man who ascended to the presidency and then they attach their own beliefs, opinions and agendas to him.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill suspending Russia’s participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
America’s darkest chapters should haunt us all. They should also teach us about the cost of bigotry – the cost to our humanity, the cost to our souls.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s daughter recalls what she can of the day she went to the office of a prominent music executive to play some of her songs.
Mon., July 9, 2018
“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” – Ronald Reagan Now I know how the Gipper felt.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:26 p.m.
President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he’s playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Churchill visits U.S., Dec. 28, 1941
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Asked to empathize or analyze, Trump throws out a confetti of words, verbal chaff that distracts but says nothing.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Coolidge ascends to top, Aug. 7
Fri., May 26, 2017
Far too many Republicans appear satisfied with reflexive opposition to Democrats along with scams and conspiracy talk while the basics of governing get lost.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Having a beef with the federal government is as old as the USA. So is the associated idealism and greed that’s helping fuel the current campaigns to transfer federal public …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Two years ago, Barack Obama was a damaged-goods, lame-duck president who had just endured his second consecutive midterm drubbing – thanks in large part to GOP efforts to tie Democrats …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Analysis: Reagan? Lincoln? Donald Trump instead embraces a Democratic presidential icon, Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson is such a pillar of the Democratic Party that its biggest fundraising day is called “Jefferson-Jackson Day,” with Jefferson-Jackson Dinners being held all across the country. In recent …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6 a.m.
As the time for the Electoral College meeting draws near, one former elector from the Spokane Valley often gets asked about his vote in 1976.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Donald Trump’s election has been greeted by a considerable portion of the country with panic. Large swaths of commentators have described his victory as a potential disaster for the nation …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 6:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON – The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. John …
UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
It comes, then, to this. The extreme left now mirrors the extreme right, each reflecting the anger and unbending rigidity of the other.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Close friends and family remembered Nancy Reagan as more than a first lady Friday, recalling at her funeral service how she and husband Ronald Reagan made up “two halves of …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Nancy Reagan called her husband’s presidential library “the shining city on the hill,” using a phrase that President Reagan had borrowed from history to describe his aspirations for the nation.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday with a private service before her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at 94 in Bel-Air, California.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 3:04 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week’s death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.
Sun., June 22, 2014
@ ConanOBrien Grover Norquist wants to rename the Redskins, the “Washington Reagans.” So they’ll at least be able to beat Grenada. @AronBaynes Can’t wait for the championship parade today…get to …
Thu., May 24, 2012, 7:58 a.m.
An auction house today cancelled the sale of a vial containing dried blood residue said to be from Ronald Reagan, announcing that the seller will instead donate the item to …
Tue., May 22, 2012, 12:16 p.m.
LONDON — A Channel Islands auction house says it’s selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan — a move denounced today by the late U.S. president’s …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
One of the prosecutors who investigated the Iran-Contra affair concluded two decades ago that neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush was criminally liable in the scandal that tarnished the …
Thu., June 4, 2009
WASHINGTON – Ronald Reagan would have loved the cinematic moment: a packed house Wednesday in the immense Capitol Rotunda, a horde of photographers, and a blue cloth dramatically pulled off …