The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2014.
By United Press International
Rand Paul slams Ted Cruz, GOP for Reagan references

Rand Paul slams Ted Cruz, GOP for Reagan references

March 11 (UPI) -- One Republican presidential hopeful took veiled shots at another in a scathing op-ed chiding the party for misinterpreting Ronald Reagan's legacy.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 8, 2014.
By United Press International

Obama calls for increase in minimum wage

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage in a speech Wednesday in Connecticut, saying the United States needs to provide more good jobs.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
By United Press International
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

American Airlines jetliner hits flock of birds on takeoff in Dallas

DALLAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An American Airlines jet returned to the Dallas airport safely Friday after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, officials said.

Corporate tax reform plan is step in right direction

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- After years of waiting, U.S. taxpayers, workers and businesses should be encouraged by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's proposal to overhaul the outdated U.S. corporate tax code.
DAVID WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Would-be Reagan assassin to get expanded leave

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan, may spend more time outside a Washington psychiatric hospital, a federal judge ruled.
Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder left a Washington hospital Thursday after being checked out for faintness and shortness of breath, a Justice official said.

Israeli arms dealers held over seized F-4 parts for Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli arms dealers Eli Cohen and Avichai Weinstein reportedly have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle F-4 fighter components to Iran amid a shake-up in the Defense Ministry over concerns that supervision of arms exports is too lax.
Keeping concealed carry free

Keeping concealed carry free

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Proponents of the right to carry a handgun outside the home are riding high after two federal appeals courts ruled in their favor in a wave of Second Amendment fervor.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Retired U.S. diplomats call for end to political ambassador appointees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A group of retired U.S. foreign service officers has called for an end to the practice of appointing political contributors and supporters as ambassadors.

Appeals court strikes down Calif. concealed-carry law

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel ruled 2-1 to strike down California's restrictions on the concealed carry of a handgun by law-abiding citizens.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan /ˈrɑnəld ˈwɪlsən ˈreɪgən/ (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to that, an actor.

Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and earning enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute Rockne, All American and Kings Row. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric (GE); his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980.

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