Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Mar 7, 2016

Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president — and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease — has died. She was 94. The former first lady died Sunday at her home ...

Mar 7, 2016

The world reacts to the death of Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan’s death sparked an outpouring of condolences from around the world Sunday for the former U.S. first lady. Here are reactions of some of the main public figures who made official statements or took to social media to voice their sympathies. The Reagan ...

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 ...