In this Nov. 15, 2010, photo, Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, right, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, speaks to the media during a press conference to kick off the holiday travel season at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Nov. 15, 2010, photo, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole, right, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, speaks to the media during a news conference to kick off the holiday travel season at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Pistole told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 16, that passengers who refuse to go through a whole-body scanner machine and get a pat-down won't be allowed on planes, even if they turned down the in-depth screening for religious reasons.
Lawmakers watch closely as Pres. Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on the White House South Lawn, Oct. 22, 1986, Washington, D.C. From left, are: Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole of Kansas, Rep. Raymond McGrath, R-N.Y.; Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., Rep. Frank Guerini, D-N.J.; Sen. Russell Long, D-La.; Rep. William Coyne, D-Pa., and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Monday outside Elian's house in Miami / ittle Havana. Gerado Barrios of Miami walks home with his portrait of Ronald Reagan as he leaves the area where Elian supporters have been hanging out, April 10, 2000. He said that Reagan was not afraid to fight communists. ( Sean Dougherty / The Washington Times )
Ronald Reagan, attended by his wife, Nancy, is sworn in as the 40th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 1981, with a vow to ferret out waste and mismanagement in the federal government. (AP Photo)
Blacks associate "conservative," says Raynard Jackson, with onetime Southern segregationists, like late Republican Senators Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Jesse Helms (here with Ronald Reagan in 1983) of North Carolina. (Associated Press)