President Ronald Reagan poses for photographers in the Oval Office of the White House, Jan. 11, 1989 after delivering a televised farewell address to the nation. In the parting address, Reagan said that during his eight years in office, "we meant to change a nation and instead we changed a world."
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Fred Barnes is the executive editor for The Weekly Standard.
What would President Reagan do in the debt limit battle? That's unknowable, but we do know what his goal would be: get the best deal possible under the circumstances. Reagan never let the perfect or the unattainable keep him from achieving the good.
Reagan spent the 1980 campaign promoting a 30 percent, across the board tax cut on individual income. It would be phased in over three years, starting in 1982.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attended a news conference Thursday in Washington, D.C., hours before Republicans were forced to postpone a vote on his debt-ceiling legislation.
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The House Republican leadership was in overdrive Friday trying to wrangle tea party conservatives into passing a debt-ceiling bill, picking up where they left off after failing to garner enough support to bring it to a vote the night before.
To celebrate Hot Dog Month, Rob Merlino has eaten a frank every day in July, according to the Boston Globe. The 47-year old father of five is eating them grilled, steamed, boiled and fried at shacks and diners throughout New England.