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Archive, 30 October 1984: Ronald Reagan poised to win US election

30 October 1984: Walter Mondale, the Democrat candidate, says he would rather ‘lose a campaign about decency than win one about self-interest’ Mr Mondale said yesterday that he would rather “lose a campaign about decency than win one about self-interest” in comments which contrasted sharply which the message which President Reagan was seeking to put across while on the stump in Pennsylvania. Related: Round one goes to Mondale but Reagan refuses to fall Continue reading...
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How Daisy changed political advertising

Election Day, November 3: A polarizing Republican candidate who has spent much of his adult life heading a family business faces a Democrat who has spent most of his adult life as an elected official. The Republican has been branded as an extremist, a narcissist, and possibly a fascist—none of which deters his fanatical supporters. The Democrat is overshadowed by a glamorous predecessor and tarred by a specious eleventh-hour scandal. In the background—or foreground, depending on your perspectiv...
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PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home

What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Country Music Awards in Nashville? If that entrepreneur is David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL Hologram, the next logical step is to build a machine that can bring the joy of hologram-based communication to the masses. That’s the goal thanks to a new $3 million round that Nussbaum’s company raised from f...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hollywood, London, Jimmy Kimmel, Tech, Ronald Reagan, Nashville, Julian Assange, Coachella, Tim Draper, 3d Imaging, Tupac Shakur, Draper, Electronic Arts, Doug Barry


Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The suburbs wouldn’t be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America’s older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity. This is the apocalyptic version of American life that President Donald Trump argues would be the dire consequence of turning over the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. “He’ll bury you ...
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We thought Reagan was the devil – then came Trump. America, we're rooting for you | Ian Martin

Veep writer Ian Martin once raged against the Gipper. Forty years later, the US is saddled with a human cronutDear America,HEY! How you guys doing? Longtime British Americanophile “reaching out” across the Atlantic. I’m here to heart you, USA. I’m like “hope the hurting stops soon” (strong-arm mid-tone emoji). Continue reading...
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We thought Reagan was the devil – then came Trump. America, we're rooting for you

Veep writer Ian Martin once raged against the Gipper. Forty years later, the US is saddled with a human cronutDear America,HEY! How you guys doing? Longtime British Americanophile “reaching out” across the Atlantic. I’m here to heart you, USA. I’m like “hope the hurting stops soon” (strong-arm mid-tone emoji). Continue reading...
Tags: Usa, US, Reagan, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Trump America, Ian Martin, US elections 2020


20 Former GOP US Attorneys Snub Trump, Offering ‘Strongest Endorsement’ Of Biden

A group of former U.S. attorneys appointed by Republican presidents issued a letter on Tuesday backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s presidential bid. ”We believe that President Trump’s leadership is a threat to the rule of law in our country, and we do not support his reelection,” the group wrote in a letter obtained by the Washington Post.  Among the group of 20 former U.S. attorneys were appointees of GOP presidents ranging from Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, to Ronald Reagan a...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington Post, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Trump


Reagan's FBI director and 19 other former GOP-appointed US attorneys endorse Biden, saying Trump is 'a threat to the rule of law'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden departs Delaware for a campaign swing through Georgia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A group of 20 former Republican US attorneys endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling President Donald Trump "a threat to the rule of law," according to the Washington Post. One of the most prominent signatories is William H. Webster, served as both FBI and CIA director under former president Ronald Reagan. The letter is the latest in a se...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Republican National Committee, Delaware


Viktor Orbán's use and misuse of religion serves as a warning to Western democracies

Somewhere in his journey to power in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had a radical religious conversion. An atheist when he started in politics in the late 1980s, Orbán now calls himself a defender of Christianity. In an August speech commemorating the 1920 Treaty of Trianon – a traumatic event in which Hungary lost much of its territory – Orbán argued that Western Europe had given up on “a Christian Europe” and was choosing instead to experiment with “a godless cosmos, rainbow families, mi...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Nigeria, Eu, European Union, Hungary, United States, Ronald Reagan, Poland, European Commission, Brazil, Parliament, Donald Trump, Princeton


Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement

President Trump and congressional Republicans could be headed to a stinging, possibly historic defeat on November 3. With the president down nearly 10 points in national polling averages and looking up at Democratic nominee Joe Biden in every critical battleground state, five incumbent Republican senators trailing their Democratic challengers, another handful tied or barely ahead, and Republicans likely to lose at least a few seats in the House, too, it looks as though the verdict voters hand do...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton


Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’

Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’ IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- By a 52-48 Senate vote Monday evening, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, igniting a backlash from angry Democrats whose fury may have been best represented by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who branded Barrett’s ascension to the high court as a “corrupt and illegitimate process.” But it was vehemently anti-gun Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who laid ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ronald Reagan, Maine, New York Times, Connecticut, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


'Shut the eff up and follow the regulations': A close Trump ally in Congress accused of violating rules with political ads showing him in Air Force uniforms

Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images Republican Rep. Doug Collins' Senate campaign ads have attracted scrutiny for featuring images of himself wearing the US Air Force uniform — particularly in the absence of any disclaimers. At least a dozen images and videos of Collins wearing different variations of the Air Force uniform have appeared on his campaign's social media accounts in recen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Navy, Senate, White House, Iraq, Defense, America, Trends, Georgia, Department Of Defense, Ronald Reagan, House, Marine Corps


Documentary on Obama White House photographer Pete Souza

Pete Souza took some of the most historically significant photos of both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama while both served as president. He talks about what it takes to be a good documenter of a President in this profile. Be sure to check out The Way I See It if you want to learn more about his interesting career. — Read the rest
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The stock market has historically performed better when the incumbent president wins reelection, according to one analysis

AP/Kathy Willens Stocks perform better in the one year following a presidential election when the incumbent wins reelection rather than when a new president comes into office, according to LPL.Stocks returned an average 10% and were positive 71% of the time in the one year following a president winning reelection, LPL observed.Comparatively, stocks returned an average of 5% and were higher 50% of the time in the one year following a new president winning the election, according to LPL."Usu...
Tags: Washington, Finance, White House, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Trading, John F Kennedy, Stocks, Biden, Stock Market, Morgan Stanley, Presidential Election, Election 2020, Richard Nixon


Whicker: Dodgers derailed by a gust of craziness in an ‘un-perfect storm’

Because baseball turned into pinball, we’re thinking more about Mookie Wilson than Mookie Betts. Because Chris Taylor took a peek at the action and looked away from the baseball, Clayton Kershaw is pitching to tilt a world Series on Sunday, not to win it. Because Will Smith decided to maneuver a baseball before he actually caught it, Kenley Jansen remains associated with bumps in the night instead of strike-three handshakes. None of that fully explains the runaway train of a Game 4 on Saturday t...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Mlb, Will Smith, Smith, Rays, Taylor, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series, Wilson, Tampa Bay, Phillips


This Week In Trailers: Fireball, White Noise, City Hall, Farewell Amor, The Reagans

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we’re dealing with white supremacy, things from space crashing into the earth, a legendary documentarian debuts his latest, look at...
Tags: Movies, White House, Boston, New York City, America, Reagan, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan, This Week In Trailers, Dundee, Fireball, Angola, Atlantic City, Movie Trailers, White Noise, Walter


Homeowners with Trump Yard Signs Receive Ominous Warning

‘You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter.”Thus begins the text of threatening letters recently sent to homeowners with Trump yard signs in New Hampshire. The letters continue, “We recommend that you check your home insurance policy and make [sure] that it is current and that it has adequate coverage for fire damage. You have been given ‘Fair Warning.’”The menacing notes are just the latest example of the threats, theft, and electoral shenanigans surrounding the final day...
Tags: News, Youtube, Joe Biden, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, House, House Of Representatives, Babcock, Donald Trump, Brewster, Trump, U S Senate, Milford, Republican State, U S Postal Service


Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory

Business Insider Getty With less than two weeks until the election, one of Trump's closest allies is preparing for him to be booted out of office.Boris Johnson has enjoyed a strong working relationship with President Trump since becoming the UK's prime minister last year.The pair have repeatedly lavished praise on one another, with Trump endorsing Johnson in the UK's 2019 general election, describing him as a "fantastic man" and "the exact right guy for the times." Trump was also...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Washington, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Eu, Reagan, Conservative, European Union


220 US Marines were killed in the Beirut bombing 37 years ago — it was the deadliest day for the Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima

U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by SOI-East Combat Camera Cpl. Andrew Kuppers/ Released The horrific Oct. 23, 1983 attack on the multinational peacekeepers, an attack purportedly perpetrated by the Iranian-funded terrorist organization Hezbollah, was especially devastating for t...
Tags: US, Trends, Features, Fbi, Marine, Pennsylvania, Ronald Reagan, Terrorism, New York Times, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, North Carolina, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah


5 ways the presidential campaign could still be disrupted, based on things that have actually happened before

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at at presidential campaign debate in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. Brian Snyder/Reuters The storyline of the presidential campaign seems to be solidifying, with polls showing Joe Biden with a sizable lead over President Donald Trump. But the history of polling in modern elections suggests that the endgame could yet be altered by a number of disruptive scenarios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Politics, California, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Wisconsin, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Clinton


Taxes Are Good, Actually

by Eric Yaverbaum, CEO of Ericho Communications and author of “Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOS“. Taxes aren’t fun to pay. There, I said it. Tens of thousands of dollars of your hard-earned money, the end result of your work, your strife, your sleepless nights and stress headaches and endless meetings that take longer than they should, don’t make it to your pocket by a matter of law, a debt we owe before we earn a dime. Taxes suck, but they aren’t bad, any more than chemot...
Tags: Startups, Taxes, US, United States, Ronald Reagan, Ben Franklin, Medicare, McDonald, Thinking Aloud, Eric Yaverbaum, Ericho Communications, Jericho Communications, LIME Public Relations Promotions Eric


Why do we keep voting to change Prop. 13? A look at the tax revolt’s family tree

By Ben Christopher | CalMatters The tax revolt started in California in 1978, but it never really ended. Four decades ago mad-as-hell voters banded together to pass Proposition 13, capping property taxes, slapping a constitutional muzzle on state government and wringing local budgets like a washcloth. The electorate’s anti-tax fever may have broken in the years since, but the legacy of Prop. 13 is still very much with us. Need proof? Check your ballot. This year, Californians are being asked to ...
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Romney Emerges As Yet Another GOPer Who Did Not Vote For Trump

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he did not cast his vote for President Trump in the presidential election, according to CNN on Wednesday. Romney, who has become as a vocal critic of Trump, already voted in Utah. According to CNN, Romney would not indicate whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or wrote in another candidate. “I did not vote for President Trump,” Romney told CNN on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. When asked who earned his vote, the Utah Republican senator told CN...
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Pollsters and analysts increasingly predict a 1980-style landslide for Biden and Democrats

This year's election is looking familiar.Polls have long given Democratic nominee Joe Biden a big advantage in this year's presidential race. And with more forecasting Democratic gains in the Senate as well, pollsters and analysts have started to compare 2020 to 1980. That's when former President Ronald Reagan swept the U.S. in a landslide, and Republicans ousted 12 Democrats in the Senate.One of those pollsters estimating a blue wave is Charlie Cook, who runs The Cook Political Repo...
Tags: Cook, News, Senate, Joe Biden, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Biden, Trump, McConnell, Joe Trippi, TRIPPI, Charlie Cook, Birch Bath


The clock is ticking on Republicans' Senate advantage

For years the conventional wisdom has been that Republicans enjoy a healthy structural advantage in the race for the U.S. Senate. It's how Republicans were able to expand their majority in that chamber despite a brutal national environment in 2018, and it's how senators representing a minority of the U.S. population will be able to plow forward with Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination before the election, confident that even if they kick away the Senate this year, it won'...
Tags: Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Montana, Washington, Senate, Iraq, Reagan, Cnn, Gop, Ronald Reagan, North Dakota, Alaska, Tennessee, Ted Cruz


The Way I See It, a Documentary Film About Former White House Photographer Pete Souza

Pete Souza was the White House photographer for Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Reflecting on his experience and the how the current President comports himself while in office, Souza published two books: Obama: An Intimate Portrait and Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. Those books form the basis for a documentary directed by Dawn Porter on Souza and his work called The Way I See It. Based on the New York Times #1 bestseller comes The Way I See It, an unprecedented look behind the scenes of t...
Tags: Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Trump, Pete Souza, Jason Kottke, Dawn Porter, Souza, Dawn Porter Pete Souza


The Hedgehog, Fox, Eagle And The Ostrich: Studying Leadership Through Fables

by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp, author of “Time to Lead: Lessons for Today’s Leaders from Bold Decisions that Changed History“ “A fox knows many smaller things, but a hedgehog knows one big thing.” – Archilochus, Ancient Greek poet Philosopher Isaiah Berlin expanded on Archilochus’ quote in his 1953 essay The Hedgehog and the Fox, which divided writers and thinkers into two categories. Hedgehogs view the world through the lens of a single defining idea and foxes draw on a wide variety of experie...
Tags: Startups, Angela Merkel, Berlin, David Cameron, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Self Awareness, Joseph Stalin, George W Bush, Leadership Qualities, Chapel Hill, Isaiah, Professionalisms, King Louis XVI, Leading People, Hedgehogs


'First Ladies': Nancy Reagan beyond 'the gaze'

Nancy Reagan needs no introduction. But what we don't know quite as well is how absolutely crucial she was to her husband's presidency -- in fact, without Nancy Reagan, there wouldn't have been a President Ronald Reagan at all. Join us for a "First Ladies" viewing party as we break down 10 of our favorite moments and key takeaways from this episode.
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Ex-president's son calls out Trump's kids: They have no qualifications for their WH roles

Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan and former first lady Nancy Reagan, tells CNN's Ana Cabrera that his father would "be horrified" by the Republican Party of today. He added that the Trump children are profiting off of their father's presidency as "grifters."
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Ronald Reagan's son: We have grifters in the White House

Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan and former first lady Nancy Reagan, tells CNN's Ana Cabrera that his father would "be horrified" by the Republican Party of today. He added that the Trump children are profiting off of their father's presidency as "grifters."
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