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O’REILLY: Reagan spoke and lived simply, that’s why he won

March 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Last week I ambled on up to the late Ronald Reagan’s ranch high in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. Called Rancho del Cielo (Ranch in the Sky), it comprises 688 acres and one very small home. In fact, I was very surprised by how modest it is. Continue Reading

Perry could learn a thing or two from Reagan’s example

November 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Rick Perry may look a bit like Ronald Reagan that hair, that smile but he clearly never took a master class with the great thespian-politician. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Reagan, ‘The Great Communicator,’ visits GF

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 9,000 people crowded into Hyslop Fieldhouse at UND 25 years ago when President Ronald Reagan came to Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Chart showing presidents’ debt data flawed but will not go away

October 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic

There’s a saying attributed to Winston Churchill that goes something like this: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Continue Reading

Former secret service agent recalls taking bullet for Reagan 30 years ago

March 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On March 30, 1981, Tim McCarthy was walking beside Ronald Reagan as the president and his entourage left the Washington Hilton. That day, McCarthy became the most famous Secret Service agent alive. At 2:27 p.m., as Reagan walked to his limo outside the Hilton, John Hinckley Jr. stepped out from a crowd less than 20 feet from the president and raised a cheap .22-caliber pistol. Continue Reading

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Secret Service tape from Reagan attack is released

March 11, 2011 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON A Secret Service audiotape 30 years old sheds light on the chaotic aftermath of Ronald Reagan’s shooting when neither the president nor his guardians realized he’d been shot, and an agent’s snap decision to get him to a hospital might have saved his life. Continue Reading

Palin: America out of step with Reagan’s values

February 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading&

Reagan centennial endowment reaches $100M goal

February 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Ronald Reagan centennial endowment campaign has surpassed its $100 million goal on the eve of the Gipper’s birthday. Continue Reading&

Ron Reagan says Palin has nothing in common with his dad

February 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sarah Palin is speaking today at a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan. But his son, Ron Reagan, says he doesn’t think Palin has anything in common with his dad. Continue Reading&