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Court: Man who shot President Reagan in 1981 ready for release

Washington - The Virginia man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan outside a Washington, D.C., hotel in 1981 will not be subject to electronic monitoring when he is released from a psychiatric hospital early next month.

Reagan's would-be assassin to be released after 35 years

Washington - John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

Obama praises Nancy Reagan's Alzheimer's work

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Saturday praised Nancy Reagan's efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and stem cell research, one day after the former first lady was buried in California next to her husband.

Stars past and present bid farewell to Nancy Reagan

Simi Valley - Hollywood stars and political powerbrokers past and present gathered to hear glowing tributes to former first lady Nancy Reagan before her burial beside her husband at the Reagan presidential library Friday.

President Obama orders flags at half-staff for Nancy Reagan

Washington - US President Barack Obama ordered flags lowered to half-staff Monday at the White House and all federal buildings in honor of late former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Los Angeles - Nancy Reagan, devoted wife and trusted confidante to late president Ronald Reagan who became the most ardent guardian of his legacy, died on Sunday, aged 94.

Secret Service agent who saved Reagan dies

Washington - The "true hero" Secret Service agent who helped save the life of US president Ronald Reagan during a 1981 assassination attempt has died aged 85.

Reagan still Republicans' reference point for White House seekers

Washington - Barack Obama is weak and Ronald Reagan exuded power, Republicans say. But while conservative White House hopefuls revere the 1980s president as a foreign-policy icon, oversimplifying Reaganism may mask nuances of his diplomacy.

Former White House press secretary James Brady dies at 73

Alexandria - Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was severely injured in an assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died Monday at a retirement home in Virginia, a family spokesman announced.

Op-Ed: Clay Aiken, politician to be

During the 11th grade I was "selected" (really my parents paid for the right) to participate in a "leadership conference" in Washington D.C.

Reagan's early home to make way for Obama's library parking lot?

Chicago - Claims that the childhood home of former President Ronald Reagan at 832 E. 57th Street in Chicago is slated for demolition and conversion into a parking lot for President Obama's library has sparked some controversy.

Op-Ed: Tea Party wakes up, targets GOP incumbents

Sydney - If you’ve been wondering where the Tea Party got to, it’s obviously learned a lot from Washington traditions. It wakes up every couple of years for elections and conventions. About a third of GOP Senate nominees are Tea Party-endorsed candidates.

The Gipper nudges out Honest Abe in museum attendance

They are often linked in polls and have the state of Illinois in common. They are President Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln.

Op-Ed: Obama's humor at correspondents dinner tapped Reagan-like charm Special

At the White House Correspondents Dinner this past Saturday night, President Obama was in rare form, tapping into a charm and a humor that would appeal to any voter: his 2012 strategists should seek the permanent return of this man.

Op-Ed: Social engineering American style

A social engineer is normally a highly motivated, verbose, collection of clichés living in the pocket of someone else. Not any more. The means is now the end. The process now defines the product, and it's a very inferior product.

Claims made that Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's in office

Former President Ronald Reagan's son Ron Reagan has made claims that his father may have suffered from Alzheimer's while in office.

Reagan-era Secretary of State Alexander Haig dead at 85

Alexander Haig, former U.S. secretary of state, has died at the age of 85. Haig was in ill health for some time prior to his death.

Op-Ed: Obama's Misstep On Iran

We can't listen to Iran's Ahmadinejad posturing on the expansion of the Iranian atomic energy program, without recalling Obama's dramatic reversal on the U.S. missile defense system only days ago. The blunder was not in the reversal, but in its timing.

New Report Details Cold War Nuclear Threat to the US by Cuba

According to newly released documents, Cuban leader Fidel Castro suggested a Soviet nuclear strike on the United States in the early 1980s. Castro was dissuaded by Soviet explanations that a radioactive cloud from such a strike would also devastate Cuba.

Op-Ed: McCain Should Study Lessons of Reagan During Tonight's Debate

The pivotal event of the 1980 presidential campaign was the single debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. What started with President Carter slightly ahead before the debate, became a comfortable Republican victory in the General Election.

Op-Ed: Obama And Reagan: Campaign Parallels

Much dismay by Obama's opponents has been filed under "all words, no substance" due to his apparent inexperience in the political world. The same was said about another former president when he campaigned. A Republican one, at that.

Romney Blasts Huckabee Saying That He's No 'Ronald Reagan'

Recently, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had blasted Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee during the Iowa caucuses on Monday, November 26. He blasted Huckabee for supporting taxes and illegal-immigration.

President Reagan's Diaries Released

"The Reagan Diaries" have just been released to the public. For $35 anyone can own a copy of this 784-page piece of American history.

Ex-Reagan Budget Director Charged With Accounting Fraud

Collins & Aikman Corp accused of "Enron" type of scandal

'Offensive' phone call by publisher preceded her firing

Comments by Judith Regan, already in hot water over Simpson and Mantle deals, to a lawyer at HarperCollins were last straw, sources say.

The Iran-Contra Affair 20 Years On - More evidence

On November 25, 1986, the biggest political and constitutional scandal since Watergate exploded in Washington when President Ronald Reagan told a packed White House news conference that funds derived from covert arms deals with the Islamic Republic of Ira

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