En route to the emergency room at George Washington University Hospital, Dr. Paul Colombani noticed a black limousine emblazoned with the presidential seal in the driveway. He told fellow surgical resident Dr. David Gens to look, but the significance didn't immediately register as they headed toward the waiting trauma patients.
Joe Trainor Sr. had administrative duties at the White House he needed to catch up on and won a coin toss with Special Agent Timothy McCarthy on March 30, 1981. Trainor stayed at the White House, manning the Secret Service communications command post, and McCarthy was shot protecting the president. Open article to see an AP video about the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Reagan.
The new Republican majority in the U.S. House needs to model Reagan. The members need to be bold, confident, reassuring and willing to show leadership. But their initial willingness to cut only $32 billion out of a $3.8 trillion dollar budget was a sure sign of timidity.
America is on a "road to ruin" because of misguided policies in Washington and needs to get back in step with the values of Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin said at an event honoring the former president's legacy.
Conservative populism had an unsuccessful trial run in 1964 under Barry Goldwater but did not flourish until Ronald Reagan took on the Washington establishment in 1980. The differences between them were significant.
The long legal battle of an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted in an attempted bombing on the millennium has taken another turn after an appeals court threw out his sentence and removed the trial judge from the case.
Republican senators attacking the cost of a Democratic health care bill showed far different concerns six years ago, when they approved a major Medicare expansion that has added tens of billions of dollars to federal deficits. The inconsistency — or hypocrisy, as some call it — has irked Democrats, who claim that their plan will pay for itself with higher taxes and spending cuts and cite the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office for support.
A Star Tribune Minnesota Poll published Sunday found that support for President Barack Obama has slipped in the state, though he still has the backing of a slim majority. Overall, 51 percent of respondents approved of Obama’s performance, compared with 62 percent in the last Minnesota Poll in April. He fared even worse on health care, with just 39 percent saying they approved of his handling of the issue, as Congress works on a package of reforms.
A respected public servant and one of the UND School of Law’s best friends, Judge Rodney Webb, passed away Sunday afternoon at age 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Webb was a judge who liked lawyers and lawyers-in-training, liked the intellectual tug of war of the law, and especially liked presiding over the swearing in of new citizens.
Tu-Uyen Tran and Patrick Springer
, August 10, 2009
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