Reaganism still revered by Republicans

Apr 21, 2015

Reaganism still revered by Republicans

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. Appreciation for the ex-president, who died in 2004, is nothing new. ...

Reagan shooter Hinckley will not be charged over Brady death

Jan 3, 2015

Reagan shooter Hinckley will not be charged over Brady death

Federal prosecutors will not charge John Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady even though a medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Brady was shot in the head during Hinckley’s 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. ...

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Dec 31, 2014

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Classified documents made public Tuesday shed light on the political courtship between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, whom she famously declared she could “do business” with. After Gorbachev’s first official visit to Britain in 1984, four months before ...

Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed

Aug 1, 2013

Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed

British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official’s view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III. The speech was drafted as part of ...

Jul 28, 2013

U.S. officials lauded for restoring Japanese-American honor

A ceremony was held Friday to commend U.S. officials, including the late President Ronald Reagan, who played leading roles in restoring the honor of the Japanese-Americans interned during World War II and in compensating them. Their efforts led to the enactment of the Civil ...

Key moments that left mark on U.S.

Apr 9, 2013

Key moments that left mark on U.S.

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, held the office for more than 11 years, including during the entire 1980s. In that time, she left a major mark on U.S. politics, mainly through her close relationship with President Ronald Reagan. Here’s a look back ...