More Ronald Reagan Articles

  • Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway. Now, Republican Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada is pushing a bill that would name a part of Frenchman Mountain, located just east of...

  • Q&A: Paul Ryan guides Republicans back to robust defense spending

    With his final spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attempting to move the Republican Party back to its Reagan roots as committed to investing in a strong defense even amid challenging budgetary conditions.

  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket

    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn’t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run.

  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher defends Vladimir Putin: No 'communist,' no 'power grab'

    A top House Republican and former Ronald Reagan aide is dismissing claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to restore the Soviet Union, suggesting instead that the Kremlin leader is acting like Reagan in helping the cause of democracy in Crimea and Ukraine. According to...

  • Snap: George H.W. Bush's tax flip-flop wins JFK Library Foundation 'courage' award

    It's about time the Democrats rewarded former Republican President George H.W. Bush for caving in on his “no new taxes” pledge in a compromise with liberals that helped to kill his re-election. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said it planned to name the 41st president this year's...

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama no worse than Ronald Reagan

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama doesn't have many options in Crimea, and is following a pattern set by former President Ronald Reagan, who talked tough but then left Lebanon. "In 1987, Yale University historian Paul Kennedy wrote about the...

  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own.

  • Sen. John McCain: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul 'are no Ronald Reagan'

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., weighed in on the debate between Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, over Ronald Reagan's foreign policy legacy. "I knew Ronald Reagan," McCain said to the Washington Examiner. "They're no Ronald Reagan. OK? They're not." Reagan, McCain said, actually...

  • Staff meets to smooth over squabble between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    Senior staffers for Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, met today to discuss their recent squabble over foreign policy and the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan.

  • The Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz debate on foreign policy boils over

    A year ago, both Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz were standing together against the Obama administration during Paul's epic drone filibuster. Now, the two senators are fiercely debating over Ronald Reagan's foreign policy legacy.

  • The futility of sanctions on Russia

    In 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter came up with a way to retaliate: stopping grain sales to Moscow. The boycott, said then-Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick, would prove to the world that "aggression is costly" and induce the Soviets to "halt their...

  • Ted Cruz: My foreign policy views are with Ronald Reagan; not Rand Paul or John McCain

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, defined his foreign policy views on Thursday -- carefully positioning himself between the hawkish Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the more anti-interventionist views of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

  • At CPAC, Ted Cruz praises Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took the CPAC stage early Thursday morning to fire up grassroots activists for conservative principles.

  • Reagan was right, ACU wrong: Atheism is enemy of America

    Are atheism and promoting atheism consistent with American — let alone conservative — values and principles? The operational policy of the American Conservative Union now appears to contradict Ronald Reagan's view on this. Reagan believed atheism was not merely wrong, but the enemy of...

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