Tag: Ronald Reagan

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, reaches to shake hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, as they arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for Sessions confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Former AG Edwin Meese: AG Sessions Doing Great Job for Trump

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Nolte: Heritage Report Ranking Trump Above Reagan Again Exposes #NeverTrump Grifters

For a year now, all you have heard from our provincial #NeverTrump tribalists is how those of us who backed Trump were duped into supporting a secret Democrat, a lefty, a guy who could not wait to sell us out. Well, once again, these narcissistic #NeverTrump grifters have been exposed by reality, this time in the form of a Heritage Foundation report that ranks President Donald Trump above Ronald Reagan.

Senate Confirms Noel Francisco as Solicitor General

Senators on Tuesday confirmed Noel Francisco as solicitor general of the United States—the nation’s top lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court—ending weeks of delays and obstruction, just days before the Trump administration will begin arguing a host of major cases before the justices. The vote was shockingly narrow with a tally of 50-47.

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Mark Levin: Huge Mistake for Trump to Cut DACA Deal with Schumer and Pelosi, ‘Two of the Most Evil Politicians Ever’

Author and radio host Mark Levin was a guest on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam. Levin stressed the importance of criticizing President Trump for his apparent collapse on amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, much as President Reagan’s strong supporters were not afraid to criticize him when they felt he was losing focus on his principles.

Pinkerton — The Presidential Comeback: How Reagan’s First Term Recovery Offers Hope for Trump

What they say about the weather is also true of politics: If you don’t like what’s happening now, wait a bit—because things will change. The same point holds true for presidential politics. What happens to a president early on is not automatically dispositive to what happens to that president later on. History is full of examples of presidential comebacks, and President Reagan’s first term is a case in point.

Pinkerton — Ronald Reagan, Working Class Hero: New Book Speaks Loudly to Donald Trump’s America

In his new book, “The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism,” author Henry Olsen argues that Republicans today are getting the Reagan record wrong. In misremembering Reagan’s life, they misapprehend Reagan’s legacy. Olsen’s book proves that Reagan was an enemy of LBJ’s Great Society, but not of FDR’s New Deal.

Pat Buchanan on ‘Nixon’s White House Wars’ and Trump’s Critics: Democrats Seek to ‘Overthrow a President They Could Not Defeat in a Democratic Contest’

Legendary conservative columnist and author Pat Buchanan discussed the firing of FBI Director James Comey with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily. As Kassam humorously observed, the current media firestorm over the ostensibly “Nixonian” firing of FBI Director James Comey was excellent publicity for Buchanan’s new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Pinkerton: Reagan Rising, Carter Falling: a New Book Offers Lessons for Trump from Two Presidents

“For conservatives, it was their Camelot.” Those words appear as the epigraph to Craig Shirley’s new book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. In his new volume, Shirley chronicles the years 1976 to 1980, when Reagan, having lost his bid to grab the Republican presidential nomination away from Gerald Ford, was pondering his next political move—if there was to be one. Along the way, we learn much about America in the late 70s—lessons that echo even to this day, as Americans once again see populist insurgency pitted against establishment power.