December 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
April 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.
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.
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.
April 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.
March 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.
September 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.
August 9, 2011 Oct. 20, 1987, the day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 22 percent of its value, President Reagan wasn't getting much love from opinion writers even though, despite deficits, it was still "morning in America" with inflation low, interest rates declining and employment rising. The New York Times ended an editorial that likened Reagan to Hoover. Obama's in good company.
February 22, 2011 The Libyan leader's speech today has renewed speculation about whether he's sane. What do you think?
February 6, 2011 Who Reagan really was stays a mystery to many but his impact on the nation and world is more clear. He brought stubborn optimism to the White House when it was needed. He was clear-eyed about the nature of the Soviet regime and he was skeptical about the size and role of government.
January 14, 2011 The younger Reagan writes in a new book that he felt the "first shivers of concern" three years into his father's first term.