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Four years after Jerry Ford's presidency ended in the ashes of his Watergate pardon of Richard Nixon, he vaulted back onto center stage at his party's 1980 national convention.

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Auction of vial said to contain Reagan's blood canceledupdated: Thu May 24 2012 11:22:00

A vial purportedly containing dried blood from former President Ronald Reagan after a 1981 assassination attempt will not be auctioned online, but donated to Reagan's presidential foundation, officials said Thursday.

Selling Reagan's bloodupdated: Thu May 24 2012 11:22:00

"Only in America": Piers Morgan takes a look at PFCAuctions and their decision to sell Reagan's blood.

2007: Reagan reflects on love affairupdated: Wed May 23 2012 12:59:00

In 2007, former first lady Nancy Reagan talked to CNN's Larry King about her lifelong love affair with President Reagan.

Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial saleupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:36:00

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation threatened legal action over the online sale of a vial purportedly containing dried blood from the former president following a 1981 assassination attempt.

CNNMoney: Obama vs. Reagan: A tale of two recoveriesupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 10:41:00

Faced with a strong jobs report Friday, Republicans tried out a new rhetorical message: This isn't a disaster, but Ronald Reagan could have done better.

Return of the 'Welfare Queen'updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 17:32:00

She's out there, lurking in the 2012 presidential race like a horror movie villain who refuses to die.

Mental hospital wants to release failed Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.updated: Tue Oct 04 2011 11:48:00

The government mental hospital where John Hinckley Jr. has spent most of the last 30 years since he shot and tried to kill President Ronald Reagan is asking a federal court to allow Hinckley's eventual release to live with or near his aging mother in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Pelosi: 'Boehner bill no go for Dems'updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 13:59:00

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks out against Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling deal.

Inflexible GOP should listen to Reagan on debtupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 13:59:00

As the debt-ceiling deadline ticks closer, conservatives in Congress are fighting among themselves. The civil war is between responsible Republicans and extreme ideologues. The question is whether the collateral damage will include the American economy.

Ronald Reagan, champion of freedomupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 14:42:00

Fifty-five years ago, freedom reigned for a brief moment in Communist Hungary. On October 23, 1956, student protesters marched through the streets of Budapest demanding an immediate end to their Soviet-dominated government.

When Reagan raised taxesupdated: Mon May 09 2011 06:58:00

Sen. Tom Coburn, a staunch conservative from Oklahoma, triggered a heated debate among conservatives when he acknowledged that tax increases might be necessary if Congress really wants to reduce the deficit.

What changed after the Reagan shootingupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 12:40:00

Ronald Reagan was shot 30 years ago Wednesday. His grace under fire helped him solidify the support and affection of the American people. It also helped propel his economic policies through a Democratic-controlled Congress and put American politics on a different trajectory.

1981: CNN's coverage of Reagan shootingupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 12:40:00

After President Reagan was shot, it was unknown if he'd been hit. See how CNN covered the breaking news 30 years ago this month.

Reagan shooting: 'Thought we'd lost him'updated: Wed Mar 30 2011 12:12:00

Ronald Reagan and his secret service agent describe how close the president came to dying 30 years ago on March 30.

What's wrong with presidential rankingsupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:38:00

Since the late 1940s, it has been an American custom for pollsters and publications to release a ranking of U.S. presidents.

Reagan's myth has grown over timeupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 00:50:00

As the late President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday is observed, historians point out that his political successes, not his persona, have been mythologized over the years.

Ronald Reagan: In his own wordsupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 00:50:00

A look back at the highs and lows of Ronald Reagan's presidency and post-presidency.

Palin: Reagan 'was one of a kind'updated: Sat Feb 05 2011 11:37:00

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Ronald Reagan "one of a kind" and trumpeted his leadership and legacy in a speech at the Reagan Ranch Center.

Reagan, the myth and the manupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 23:53:00

The first thing that comes to mind about Ronald Reagan on the eve of his 100th birthday is neither a touchstone of the Gipper-worshipping right wing -- his "tear down this wall" speech in West Berlin or telling President Jimmy Carter "there you go again" -- or the usual liberal counterpoints such as declaring ketchup as a vegetable or saying to a national audience that "facts are stupid things."

Ronald Reagan restored faith in Americaupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 23:40:00

The 100th anniversary of the birth of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan, is Sunday. On that day and during the year ahead, there will be many celebrations of the life of a man who remains one of the most beloved and respected of our modern presidents.

Reagan's essence was optimism, patriotismupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 09:00:00

This weekend commences the celebrations across the country and world of the 100th birthday of our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. I was privileged to serve President Reagan in two capacities, first as his chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and then again as his secretary of education.

A reminder from history: Politics can lift you upupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:39:00

Politics is history in the present tense. And this week has been crowded with historic anniversaries that should adjust our expectations upward when it comes to the dark carnival of contemporary politics.

Sarah Palin is no Ronald Reaganupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:14:00

What is one to make of Sarah Palin's defensive, bitter, self-centered speech in response to the mass killings in Arizona?

Palin, I knew Reagan. You're no Reagan.updated: Wed Dec 01 2010 23:53:00

The first date is over. Not much happened. President Obama and his new governing partners, the House and Senate Republicans, met at the White House along with the Democratic leaders and discussed the unsolvable issues between them.

The right way to honor Ronald Reaganupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 12:30:00

We're approaching the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Ronald Reagan: February 6, 2011. It's time to begin thinking seriously about an appropriate national commemoration of this good man and great president.

2009: Reagan immortalized in Capitolupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 12:30:00

In 2009, a statue of former president Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda.

Quick shots: Unexpected table turningsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 17:17:00

Editor's note: There are 21 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news. Alex Castellanos is a founding partner of National Media Inc. and served as media consultant to the presidential campaigns of Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Phil Gramm and Mitt Romney. James Carville is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN's "The Situation Room" as well as other programs on all CNN networks. Carville remains active in Democratic politics and is a party fundraiser.

CNNMoney: Taxes: What people forget about Reaganupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 08:21:00

Those who oppose higher taxes and are fed up with record levels of U.S. debt may pine for Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of lower taxes and smaller government.

The $50 question: Grant or Reagan?updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 15:05:00

Should Ulysses S. Grant, the legendary Union general and 18th president of the United States, be bumped from his 96-year stint on the $50 bill?

Are Republicans too giddy?updated: Tue Nov 10 2009 09:23:00

Republicans have been downright giddy following the off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey. In a swing state and a blue state, Republicans pulled off significant victories with Chris Christie's defeat of Gov. John Corzine and Robert McDonnell defeating Creigh Deeds.

Money Magazine: Reaganomics is dead (long live Reaganomics)updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 05:10:00

Bruce Bartlett was a lieutenant in the Reagan revolution. As an aide to congressman Jack Kemp, he helped write the legislation underpinning Ronald Reagan's 1981 tax cut and then worked in the Reagan and the George H.W. Bush administrations.

Green jobs in a tough economyupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 17:03:00

Could federal money in the "green" sector be the answer to U.S. economic troubles?

LBJ and Reagan loyalists clash over Obama agendaupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 21:37:00

"Who controls the past controls the future."

People.com: Nancy Reagan Released From Hospitalupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 10:33:00

The 87-year-old former first lady returns home to recover from a broken pelvis

What McCain needs to winupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 10:52:00

CNN's John King uses the Magic Wall to explain what Sen. McCain must do to win enough electoral votes.

McCain faces uphill climb in campaign's final weeksupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 10:52:00

Sen. John McCain likes to say he enjoys being the underdog. After all, this is the relentless candidate who somehow managed to capture his party's nomination after the political world left him for dead in the summer of 2007.

People.com: Nancy Reagan Hospitalized with Broken Pelvisupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 19:23:00

She fell in her Bel Air home last week and sought treatment when the pain persisted

Nancy Reagan falls, fractures pelvisupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 13:18:00

Nancy Reagan, wife of the late President Ronald Reagan, is hospitalized in California after suffering a broken pelvis, according to spokeswoman Joanne Drake.

Eco Quiz: Solarupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 03:23:00

Which U.S. president famously took down the solar panels which had previously been fitted in the White House?

McClellan latest White House figure to leave and tellupdated: Thu May 29 2008 04:28:00

In 2004, just after the release of Ron Suskind's "The Price of Loyalty," a critical account of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's experiences in the Bush administration, Scott McClellan, then the administration spokesman, was asked what he thought of the work.

Audit: 80,000 items unaccounted for at Reagan Libraryupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 19:46:00

Up to 80,000 items at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library are unaccounted for, probably because of haphazard record-keeping and inventory procedures, officials said Thursday.

Time.com: 20 Years After "Tear Down This Wall"updated: Thu Jun 14 2007 03:50:00

Behind President Reagan's famous challenge to Gorbachev, delivered 20 years ago today, that helped end the Cold War

GOP starts to chart its post-Bush courseupdated: Fri May 04 2007 17:20:00

Underlying all the questions about abortion, taxes and war during Thursday night's GOP debate was a simple question: What's next for the Republican Party? The answer is not so easy.

Republicans gather to debate in Reagan's shadowupdated: Thu May 03 2007 15:23:00

For Republicans, the Ronald Reagan Library is sacred ground. That's why it's the ideal setting for the first Republican presidential debate of this campaign cycle.

Tyrrell: Democrats ran as conservativesupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 14:13:00

From the riotous coverage of this election, starting months ago and ending with the November 7 crescendo, one might conclude that momentous events are afoot: To the barricades! Out with the old; in with the new!

What will we be looking for in 2008?updated: Mon Nov 14 2005 11:18:00

Americans are, by actual measurement, the most optimistic people on the planet. It's deep in our genes. With the exception of those whose ancestors were here when Columbus arrived or those whose ancestors were brought here against their will in chains, every American is either an immigrant or the direct descendant of immigrants.

The Gipper-Hillary connectionupdated: Mon Jul 04 2005 15:31:00

If the polls are accurate, then for only the second time in 30 years are the most loyal partisans in the Out-of-Power political party and their most partisan opponents in the In-Power party backing the same candidate to be the next presidential nominee of the Out-of-Power party.

Top 25: Fascinating peopleupdated: Mon May 02 2005 09:24:00

Ronald Reagan was the most fascinating person of the last quarter-century, according to a Top 25 list compiled by CNN and editors at Time magazine. The world of politics is also home to many others who made the list.

Books your table will be proud ofupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 11:55:00

Does anyone ever read a coffee-table book?

CNNMoney: Are you better off now?updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 13:38:00

It's the question Ronald Reagan used to win the presidency in 1980: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

CNNMoney: Rare Reagan letters for saleupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 16:35:00

A series of letters that Ronald Reagan wrote during his presidency to Sen. George Murphy of California, his long-time friend and confidant, were offered for sale Tuesday. The collection is valued at $225,000.

Dealer: Reagan letters worth $225,000updated: Tue Sep 28 2004 15:35:00

Letters written by President Ronald Reagan to a long-time friend and confidant were offered for sale Tuesday, a spokesman for the company handling the bidding said.

Reagan: 'I've come to honor my father'updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 22:10:00

Michael Reagan introduced a video tribute to his late father, former President Ronald Reagan, to the Republican National Convention.

Reagan (the son) endorsing Kerry (well, stem-cell research)updated: Mon Jul 12 2004 08:25:00

Republicans spent a week formally honoring the late Ronald W. Reagan in June. This month, they'll likely spend a week (at least) tearing down his near-namesake, ballet-dancing son, Ronald P. Reagan, following news that he's going prime time in Boston.

The secrets of Reagan's successupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 12:00:00

I interviewed Ronald Reagan once, on an airplane, during the 1980 presidential campaign.

Reagan bills? Not yetupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 12:43:00

Swept up by their emotions over Ronald Reagan's death, congressional Republicans last week couldn't think of enough ways to honor their conservative hero.

Reagan is laid to restupdated: Sat Jun 12 2004 06:12:00

President Ronald Reagan was laid to rest at sunset Friday, the culmination of a five-day national farewell full of pomp and somber majesty.

Washington bids Reagan final goodbyeupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 16:26:00

From a dignified departure at the Capitol, to a cathedral filled to capacity with leaders past and present, Friday's events served as both a somber farewell and a celebration of the life of Ronald Reagan.

Reagan's vice president remembers his good friendupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 12:19:00

The following is a transcript of the eulogy given Friday by former President George H.W. Bush at Ronald Reagan's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington:

Thatcher: 'Reagan's life was providential'updated: Fri Jun 11 2004 12:18:00

The following is a transcript of a eulogy, prerecorded by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played Friday at Ronald Reagan's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington:

President Bush: 'Our whole nation grieves' updated: Fri Jun 11 2004 11:49:00

The following is a transcript of a eulogy given Friday by President Bush at Ronald Reagan's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington:

Tributes suggested for Reaganupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 11:27:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president. Thousands of e-mails were received from around the world.

Mulroney: Reagan enters history 'with panache'updated: Fri Jun 11 2004 10:23:00

The following is a transcript of the eulogy given by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on Friday at Ronald Reagan's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington:

Reagan procession beginsupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 08:58:00

The nation's capital prepared to say its final goodbye to former President Ronald Reagan, who will be honored with a national funeral service Friday.

CNNMoney: U.S. markets honor Reaganupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 06:29:00

Financial markets will be closed Friday for the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, who died last week after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Reagan state funeral preparedupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 01:43:00

The nation's capital prepared to say its final goodbye to former President Ronald Reagan, who will be honored with a national funeral service Friday.

Washington prepares for final Reagan goodbyeupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 20:24:00

The nation's capital prepared to say its final goodbye to former President Ronald Reagan, who will be honored with a national funeral service Friday.

National Cathedral prepares to host state funeralupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 16:27:00

While networks scramble to coordinate camera positions, the National Cathedral is on virtual lockdown while security is beefed up for Ronald Reagan's state funeral where dozens of dignitaries will converge Friday.

Reagan's passing elicits strong responsesupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 14:05:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president.

CNNMoney: A sawbuck and a Reaganupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 13:15:00

Ronald Reagan's visage on a $20 bill? Alexander Hamilton gone from the $10?

Thousands pay tribute to Reaganupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 03:41:00

Admirers by the tens of thousands -- young and old, well-known and unknown, dressed up and dressed down -- came to the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Thursday to slowly file past the flag-draped casket of former President Ronald Reagan.

Nancy Reagan still at side of her 'Ronnie'updated: Thu Jun 10 2004 02:40:00

She spent eight years close by Ronald Reagan's side, zealously protecting him as he navigated through the toughest job in the world. Then, robbed of an easy ride into the sunset, she spent 10 years caring for him as Alzheimer's disease sapped both his mind and irrepressible personality.

Stevens: He made us believe in that 'shining city'updated: Wed Jun 09 2004 20:46:00

After the casket of former President Ronald Reagan arrived at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the president pro tempore of the Senate, spoke briefly.

Cheney: Reagan was an idealistupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 20:35:00

After former President Ronald Reagan's funeral cortege arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday evening, Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the president pro tempore of the Senate spoke briefly.

Reagan praised for 'eternal faith in America'updated: Wed Jun 09 2004 20:16:00

After former President Ronald Reagan's funeral cortege arrived at the U.S. Capitol, he was remembered by Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the president pro tempore of the Senate.

Capitol evacuated before Reagan processionupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 18:07:00

Radio problems aboard a plane carrying Kentucky's governor triggered an evacuation of the U.S. Capitol less than two hours before the scheduled funeral procession for former President Ronald Reagan, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Mixed emotions in Reagan farewellupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 13:18:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president.

Reagan ceremoniesupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 10:21:00

Following is an outline of funeral events in honor of Ronald Reagan.

Remembering Reagan, counting Florida felons and Clinton's new bookupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 08:18:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Reagan's body lies in stateupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 02:54:00

In a cross-country journey marked by gestures large and small, the body of former President Ronald Reagan was brought to the Rotunda of the Capitol on Wednesday to lie in state.

Canonizing Reagan updated: Tue Jun 08 2004 15:55:00

In his lifetime Ronald Reagan saw many things named for him: an aircraft carrier, an airport, office buildings and highways.

Mattingly: Large turnout touches Reagan familyupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 14:03:00

Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library this week to participate in a public viewing of a casket bearing the body of the 40th president.

Outpouring of responses to Reagan's passingupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 10:18:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president.

Reagan and the Bush campaignupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 08:23:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Florida Democrats and Reagan's 11th commandmentupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 07:29:00

The nation (and the media) continue to mourn Ronald Reagan today, but politics creeps back into the headlines. Especially in Florida, where Al Gore is throwing spitballs in the Democratic Senate campaign-turned-foodfight, and in South Carolina, where four top Republicans face off in a Senate primary today.

CNNMoney: Reagan the new face of the $10 bill?updated: Tue Jun 08 2004 07:03:00

Ronald Reagan's face could one day adorn the $10 bill or half the dimes minted in the country, if fans of the late president get their way.

100,000 file past Reagan's casketupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 02:56:00

After thousands in California pay their last respects to the nation's 40th president, Ronald Reagan's casket will be flown to Washington on Wednesday, to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until a state funeral on Friday.

Security high for Reagan funeralupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 15:12:00

Several federal and local security agencies are preparing for the events surrounding the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan in Washington this week.

Supreme Court marks passing of former President Reaganupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 13:15:00

The Supreme Court Monday publicly acknowledged the death of Ronald Reagan, with Chief Justice William Rehnquist saying, "the court notes with sadness the passing" of the former president.

CNNMoney: NYSE, Nasdaq to close for Reaganupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 12:19:00

Financial markets will be closed Friday in memory of former President Ronald Reagan, who died Saturday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

CNNMoney: Reagan memorabilia flood the marketupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 09:25:00

From a $150 Air Force One jelly bean jar bearing Ronald Reagan's signature in gold to his signed memoirs priced at $4,000, the market is suddenly flooded with memorabilia related to the nation's 40th president.

CNN.com users across the globe recall Reaganupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 09:16:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president.

Bush, Kerry praise Reaganupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 08:33:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Reagan's Supreme Court choices steer conservative pathupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 08:24:00

Ronald Reagan's conservatism can be seen at the nation's highest court, dominated by his colorful and influential choices.

Reagan's reachupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 08:01:00

Ronald Reagan had a profound impact on presidential campaigns in the final quarter of the 20th century, even when his name was nowhere near the ballot.

Wildfire not expected to threaten Reagan ranchupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 04:22:00

A wildfire fueled by gusts of wind over drought-parched land burned just four miles from the ranch that served as former President Ronald Reagan's western White House, but firefighters expect it to be contained within two days and not threaten the ranch unless there is an unexpected shift in the weather, a Santa Barbara County fire official said.

Wildfire imperils former Reagan ranchupdated: Sun Jun 06 2004 19:07:00

Fueled by gusts of wind over drought-parched land Sunday, a wildfire approached the ranch that served as President Ronald Reagan's western White House in the 1980s, said fire officials in Santa Barbara County, California.

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