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Rand Paul: Gov. Christie won because ‘he got a lot of federal money for his state’

Rand Paul continues assault on Christie (via NJ.com) There is a saying among Republicans – usually attributed to President Ronald Reagan but actually uttered by a campaign worker in Reagan’s first bid for governor of California- “thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican.” Well, these days, Kentucky…  …

Judy Woodruff recounts day Ronald Reagan Was Shot

March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as an NBC reporter that day more than 32 years ago…

Fmr. Reagan official: Health care ‘broccoli mandates’ argument is ‘totally bogus’

A former Solicitor General appointed by President Ronald Reagan says that the conservative argument that the heath care reform law would eventually allow the government to force people to eat broccoli is “totally bogus.” Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have insisted (PDF) that if the Affordable Care…

Chris Hayes: Why Republicans hate Clint Eastwood’s commercial

Dirty Harry has turned against the GOP. That’s basically the message in last night’s episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, during which guest host Chris Hayes examined the popular Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. His conclusion: Eastwood’s sideways endorsement of the auto bailouts punches conservatives where…

Ron Paul: ‘The welfare system helps the wealthy’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to abolish all income taxes — but he says he’ll have to completely destroy the “welfare system” to do it. During CNN’s Republican debate in Florida on Thursday, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Paul if he agreed with the tax policies that former President Ronald…

Hinckley is a ‘danger’ if released: psychiatrist

John Hinckley’s tendency to lie and his isolation increase the risk that he presents a new danger to society after 30 years of confinement for shooting president Ronald Reagan, a psychiatrist told a federal judge. The judge is reviewing Hinckley’s case to decide whether to expand the conditional release rights…

Cantor refuses to admit Reagan raised taxes

Appearing on the CBS News program 60 Minutes on Sunday night, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) experienced an awkward moment when he was challenged to admit that his hero, President Ronald Reagan, did in fact raise taxes. Cantor was speaking with interviewer Lesley Stahl, who asked if he was…

Ronald Reagan shooter seeks more time out of jail

WASHINGTON — The gunman who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan in March 1981 appealed on Wednesday to be allowed more time outside the psychiatric hospital where he has held for nearly 30 years. John Hinckley, 56, “won’t be a danger to himself and to others,” his attorney Barry Levine…

Romney adviser: Women ‘aren’t discriminated against anymore’

A legal adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign recently told Newsweek that women are no longer discriminated against in the United States. Romney announced the formation of his “Justice Advisory Committee” in August. The group is co-chaired by former District of Columbia federal appeals judge Robert Bork. Bork was nominated…

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