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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Nancy Reagan
A cultural moment of note: Mike Love, the longtime iconic lead singer for the Beach Boys, has gotten some love from former president George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara, plus Nancy Reagan. Mr. Love recently won the Society of Singers "Ella Award" — which recognizes performers for their dedication to community and worldwide causes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74.
It is industrial strength media and a methodical broadcast blitz. President Obama will grant separate sit-down interviews on the Syria matter to NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, CNN and PBS on Monday afternoon at the White House, all to air on the respective networks Monday night. Ideally, the interviews will function like trailers of an upcoming blockbuster — namely, Mr. Obama's live, prime-time speech to the American public on Syria about 24 hours later.
A Korean War veteran, who has owned the MoviePalace in Elizabethtown, Ky., for more than three decades is refusing to run "The Butler" due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses, the Blaze reported.
With the passing last week of William P. Clark came acknowledgments of his amazing accomplishments as President Reagan's "top hand" in the White House, at the State Department, and as secretary of the Interior.
Margaret Thatcher captured Americans’ hearts and minds in a way few other foreign leaders have done, and much of that was because of the symbiotic relationship she had with President Reagan — a relationship that in many ways mirrored the storied “special” friendship between the two countries.
The daughter of former President Ronald Reagan said this week that her father would not have stood in front of same-sex marriage, saying that opposing it would have clashed against his governing philosophy.
The Feb. 27 issue of The Washington Times carried articles with conflicting focuses. On the top half of page A6, a story was headlined "Deaths of young teen drivers increase." The secondary headline said, "Safety analysts are unsure what to blame for the biggest uptick in a decade." The article below the fold was headlined "Holder says states to get guidance on legalized pot" and the secondary headline said, "Conflict with federal law at issue."
Kitty Kelley's next book will be short on celebrity gossip and long on gender and politics.
Oh, woe is House Speaker John A. Boehner. Well, maybe. As the vote for his re-election as speaker looms Thursday, the Ohio Republican faces claims that conservative stalwarts on Capitol Hill are angry and organized, and there's no guarantee he'll retain his title.
Few people keep Queen Elizabeth II waiting, especially when she has issued a personal invitation, but President Ronald Reagan managed to do so in 1982 without causing any lasting damage.
At last, some Hollywood news of interest: silver screen conservative Jon Voight is likely to take on a meaty role as a Soviet agent in "Reagan," an upcoming $35 million independent production backed by an unapologetic, determined team of creatives, including producer Ralph Winter, a force behind the "X-Men" film series, plus Mark Joseph, a producer associated with "The Passion of the Christ" and "The Chronicles of Narnia."
Friends and admirers of Marvin Hamlisch including former President Bill Clinton and Liza Minnelli gathered Tuesday to bid farewell to the celebrated songwriter hailed as "the people's composer."
Reaction to the death of composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Don't get Jane Fonda wrong. The 74-year-old actress got a thrill when she wowed the fashion crowd at France's Cannes Film Festival in a form-fitting, two-tone Stella McCartney gown.
"I think my husband and I were your No. 1 fans. I have such wonderful memories of the Beach Boys performing at the White House, and on the National Mall. We always looked forward to hearing your upbeat, all-American tunes; in fact, just thinking about the music still puts a smile on my face," said Mrs. Reagan in her tribute, which recalled her date for those events, one
In a statement issued from Los Angeles, former first lady Nancy Reagan said that she was "saddened to learn about Larry, who served Ronnie with great loyalty in one of the toughest jobs in the White House."