Ronald Reagan

After the Reagan assassination attempt, the top aides didn’t have the briefcase containing the codes for launching nuclear missiles, the Veep was unavailable, & no-one knew what to do. A Soviet sub then moved closer than usual to the US.

Nuclear button chaos behind Reagan By Katty Kay in Washington Audio tapes just released reveal the confusion among top presidential aides over the wherabouts of the triggers for the US nuclear arsenal as Ronald Reagan recovered from an assassination attempt. In the first few minutes after the 1981 shooting by John Hinckley, Mr Reagan’s top …

After the Reagan assassination attempt, the top aides didn’t have the briefcase containing the codes for launching nuclear missiles, the Veep was unavailable, & no-one knew what to do. A Soviet sub then moved closer than usual to the US. Read More »

Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes in the 1984 presidential election which is the most in US history.

1984 United States presidential election The 1984 United States presidential election was the 50th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate. Reagan faced only token opposition in his bid for re-nomination by the Republicans, so he and Vice President George H. W. Bush were easily re-nominated. Mondale defeated activist Jesse Jackson and …

Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes in the 1984 presidential election which is the most in US history. Read More »

The Secret Service agent who saved President Reagan’s life joined the Secret Service after seeing a movie starring Ronald Reagan as a Secret Service Agent.

Jerry Parr Jerry S. Parr (September 16, 1930 – October 9, 2015) was a United States Secret Service agent. He was one of the agents protecting President Reagan on the day of his assassination attempt on March 30, 1981, and is widely credited with helping to save the President’s life. Education Parr received his B.A. …

The Secret Service agent who saved President Reagan’s life joined the Secret Service after seeing a movie starring Ronald Reagan as a Secret Service Agent. Read More »

Gary Hart, a politician running for president in 1988, invited the media to follow him around after he was alleged to be a womanizer. He was quoted as saying, “Follow me around. I don’t care. I’m serious.” Members of the media complied and he was caught having an affair 2 weeks later.

Gary Hart, the Elusive Front-Runner Photograph by Elliot Erwitt/Magnum This article appeared in print on May 3, 1987, and is revisited in Matt Bai’s cover story in the September 21, 2014, issue of the magazine. “Please,” said the frustrated politician on the other side of the Formica breakfast table in a New Hampshire hotel, “keep …

Gary Hart, a politician running for president in 1988, invited the media to follow him around after he was alleged to be a womanizer. He was quoted as saying, “Follow me around. I don’t care. I’m serious.” Members of the media complied and he was caught having an affair 2 weeks later. Read More »