Ronald Reagan

John Hinckley Jr. (L) is escorted by police in Washington, D.C., following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then US president Ronald Reagan. A federal judge ruled 17 December 2003 Hinckley can make local visits with his family from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C., where he has been held. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Reagan Shooter Granted More Time to Leave Mental Hospital, Visit Mother in Va.

A judge has ruled that the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will get to spend more time outside a mental hospital where he has been confined for most of the past three decades.

12/20/2013

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms

A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

12/09/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Americans View Obama Biggest Failure, Reagan Greatest President Since 1900

A new poll finds that President Barack Obama has been rated the biggest failure as commander in chief since 1900.

11/27/2013

Producer Pamela Oas Williams, Lee Daniels and Forest Whitaker attend the Los Angeles premiere after-party of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' at WP24 Restaurant and Lounge on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for FIJI)

Lee Daniels: We Were ‘Extremely Fair’ To Reagan In ‘The Butler’

Amid criticism and accusations that makers of historical blockbuster “The Butler” were unfair in their portrayal of former President Ronald Reagan, director Lee Daniels and representatives of the Weinstein Company have taken to television to defend their work.

08/20/2013

Senator John McCain speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on the shores of the Dead Sea on May 25, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain: ‘President’s Credibility Obviously Is At Stake Here’

Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is “mired” in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.

06/03/2013

File photo of a man smoking a marijuana cigarette. (credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-DEA Heads: Feds Should Nullify State Pot Laws

Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.

03/05/2013

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio: ‘I Want To Protect My Neighbors’

Sen. Marco Rubio hammered on President Barack Obama on the economy, emphasizing that he wants to protect his neighbors, not the millionaires, from the president’s vision of a strong middle-class economy.

02/12/2013

File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan arriving at last week's Inauguration. (credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan: GOP Needs To Pick Its Fights With Obama, Must ‘Stay United’

Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles.

01/26/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Getty Images

Obama Could Reshape 5th Circuit During Second Term

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is widely viewed as one of the nation’s most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception in his second term.

12/26/2012

Voters in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Go vote.

Now, the question is: Is the country better off than it was four years ago? Anyone – including you – can answer that question.

11/01/2012

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