Ronald Reagan

Lose One for the Gipper: IL Gov Candidate Invokes Reagan in Threat to Shut Down State Government

Lose One for the Gipper: IL Gov Candidate Invokes Reagan in Threat to Shut Down State Government
A video has surfaced of Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner promising members of the Tazewell County GOP that he will shut down the state government and conduct a mass firing of public workers if elected. The comments came during a dinner held by the organization.
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And Now We've Successfully Politicized the Return of an American Military Prisoner

And Now We've Successfully Politicized the Return of an American Military Prisoner
Who was is that said that the United States doesn't negotiate with terrorists? It was Ronald Reagan, and he said it while he was in the middle of selling Hawk missile parts to Iran as part of negotiations with terrorists to return our hostages in Lebanon. It's unsurprising then, that the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is being wrestled into the latest "scandal" for President Barack Obama.
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The Star Wars Sequel That Just Won't End: Futile Missile Defense Costs Taxpayers Billions

The Star Wars Sequel That Just Won't End: Futile Missile Defense Costs Taxpayers Billions
For three decades, Ronald Reagan's missile defense system known as "Star Wars" has been a colossal failure on a Jar Jar Binksian level. Then again, huge costs and poor performance rarely cause any government program to be terminated — evidence of this effect is exhibited by the continued flow of money to the project despite thirty years of failure and little promise of success in the future.
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Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends

Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends
A few days after speaking out against an employer contracted by the federal government — a company who denied him minimum wage and overtime benefits — Antonio Vanegas was detained by Homeland Security for four days. He now awaits a deportation hearing, while the employer/exploiter of undocumented immigrants goes un-reprimanded.
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Reagan: 'Social Security Has Nothing To Do With the Deficit'

Reagan: 'Social Security Has Nothing To Do With the Deficit'
“Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on employers and employees," Reagan said during the 1984 Presidential Debate. "If you reduce the outgo of Social Security, that money would not go into the General Fund to reduce the deficit, that would go into the Social Security Trust Fund."
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Six Political Cartoons That Refuse to Sugar Coat Thatcher's Legacy

Six Political Cartoons That Refuse to Sugar Coat Thatcher's Legacy
While most political cartoons about Thatcher's death have been boring and predictable (Thatcher greeting Ronald Reagan in heaven...couldn't have seen that one coming), here are six cartoons that underscore the complex and controversial legacy Thatcher left behind.
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Dupuy: Working Class Brits Had 'Legitimate Beef' With Thatcher

Tina Dupuy, editor-in-chief of The Contributor, discussed The Iron Lady's legacy with John Fugelsang on Monday, April 8. Find out what the three complex women on the panel thought about the passing of, perhaps, the world's most complex female lead in British history.
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The Male Clinton Outranks Lincoln and Reagan in NJ Favorite Presidents Poll

The Male Clinton Outranks Lincoln and Reagan in NJ Favorite Presidents Poll
So, apparently New Jersey has soured on Ronald Reagan enough to push President Bill Clinton to the top of the heap. I dunno what Reagan did since his death to piss people off, but losing eight points is amazing.
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Gun Spokesman: Ronald Reagan Supported Assault Weapons Ban Because of Alzheimer's

Gun Spokesman: Ronald Reagan Supported Assault Weapons Ban Because of Alzheimer's
When asked about Ronald Reagan's position on gun control, Gun Owners of America spokesman Eric Pratt hinted that Reagan only supported a ban on assault weapons because he was senile.
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Obama Spotlights an Unlikely Supporter of Assault Weapons Ban: Ronald Reagan

Obama Spotlights an Unlikely Supporter of Assault Weapons Ban: Ronald Reagan
In his press conference on Wednesday to announce new proposals intended to help decrease gun violence, President Obama took the opportunity to shine a spotlight on an unlikely supporter of an assault weapons ban: Former President Ronald Reagan.
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