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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…

Huckabee’s ‘history’ cartoon teaches kids to idolize Reagan

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is hoping to earn a few extra bucks by teaching children his own special view of history. The Fox News host has launched a series of cartoons that he hopes will correct the “blame America first” attitude. “When it comes to American history, our…

Reagan shooter wants more outings from psych hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors are fighting to stop the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 from leaving a psychiatric hospital for more family visits. On March 29, a day before the 30th anniversary of the shooting,John Hinckley, Jr. asked a federal judge to allow him an unspecified number of visits…

Judge appointed by Reagan sentenced for helping stripper buy drugs

ATLANTA (Reuters) – A semi-retired federal judge was sentenced on Friday to 30 days in prison for helping an exotic dancer buy illegal drugs, telling her “I’ll watch your back any time.” Jack Camp, 67, pleaded guilty in November to charges of aiding a felon’s possession of cocaine, marijuana and…

Top Reagan DOJ official slams Scalia for ‘secretly’ meeting tea party members

WASHINGTON – A top Justice Department official under President Ronald Reagan tore into Justice Antonin Scalia for holding a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with tea partyers. “Justice Antonin Scalia galloped beyond the farthest boundaries of judicial propriety in secretly meeting on Capitol Hill to discuss the Constitution with Tea…

Reagan budget chief slams GOP on taxes

David Stockman says Wall Street ‘doesn’t deserve’ extension of tax cuts; US becoming ‘banana republic of finance’ A former Reagan administration budget director who was behind the largest tax cut in US history now says the US can’t afford any more tax cuts, and both major parties are participating in…

Punk popsters rock out for Gitmo guards

Update at bottom: Band members posed in Reagan, Death Squad t-shirts at Gitmo “I smoked a Cuban in Cuba,” Bowling For Soup guitarist Chris Burney tweets, “Fuck all y’all.” Oi! Nothing’s more punk rock than enjoying a cigar after rocking out for the guards who work at an infamous military…

Reagan admin ‘hyped Soviet failures into threats,’ documents show

In its efforts to keep Congress funding huge military budgets in the 1980s, the Reagan administration exaggerated the threat from the Soviet Union’s military projects, newly published documents show. Documents posted online Thursday at the National Security Archives chronicle a Soviet physicist’s efforts to dispel claims about the USSR’s secretive…

RNC spent lavishly at Reagan Museum shop, liquor store

“Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry,” Dick Cavett once said. “They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.” Unfortunately for RNC chairman Michael Steele, very few Republicans are probably thinking that about him this week. The RNC was revealed by The Daily Caller…

Texas approves radical right-wing history books

Change will impact students across country For the next ten years, millions of students in Texas and across the country will read history textbooks suggesting that the actions of witch-hunt instigator Joseph McCarthy were justified. They will read about religious icon John Calvin instead of Thomas Jefferson. They will read…

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