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President Ronald Reagan

Dec 20, 2013 — John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981, has been granted more time to visit his mother's home in Virginia.
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Nov 22, 2013 — John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
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Nov 12, 2013 — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that if Republicans want to appeal to voters beyond their traditional conservative base, they need to go to where those voters live. He points to President Ronald Reagan as an example.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.
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Apr 8, 2013 — A woman hailing from a place many U.S. conservatives once viewed as a hopeless bastion of liberalism has become an enduring figure for the right. Just as Ronald Reagan helped move conservatism from the fringes of U.S. politics, Margaret Thatcher helped do the same on the international stage.
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May 24, 2012 — As the NPR news blog The Two-Way reports, the online auction firm says the consigner of the controversial item has apparently had second thoughts and decided to donate it to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation which runs the library and museum dedicated to the 40th president.
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May 23, 2012 — A British auction house is selling a lab vial purportedly containing a dried blood sample taken from the late president on the day he was nearly assassinated in March 1981. The auction has caused a controversy, with some denouncing the possible sale of the blood sample as a new and crass low in presidential memorabilia.
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Apr 18, 2012 — While Mitt Romney's argument is that President Obama doesn't deserve a second term, Obama is essentially framing his "are you better off" case against Romney as the former Massachusetts governor representing a potential third term for President George W. Bush.
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Mar 29, 2012 — On the same day that Santorum would be covering himself, figuratively, in Reagan's jelly beans, Romney was scheduled to announce his receipt of the endorsement of the pork-rind lover in chief, George H. W. Bush, the man who was Reagan's vice president and who became the 41st president.
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Sep 7, 2011 — It's a safe bet that President Ronald Reagan's name is likely to be invoked often at Wednesday's Republican presidential candidates' debate because of the incantatory power of his name in conservative circles. So it's always worth noting the irony, as Los Angeles Times political writer Mark Barabak does, that Reagan would probably be a RINO in his own party.
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