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Ronald Reagan

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Definition 40th President of the United States; popular president known for supply side economics and for foreseeing the demise of the Soviet Union (1911-2004)
  • Frank Sinatra became a Republican in the years after John Kennedy's Palm Springs snub and was a well-known supporter of President Ronald Reagan.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Ronald Reagan, our fortieth president, once famously said, "As government expands, liberty contracts."
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Have you ever seen the videotape of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Ronald Reagan is keeping us safe from the socialistic dictators, and you should be grateful for it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I admired the courage, too, of Ronald Reagan.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Both Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan spoke with that accent—Nixon from birth in California, Reagan a transplant from Midwestern Illinois.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • "You know," the student continued, "Ronald Reagan, he's the governor of California and wants to be the next president.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Indeed, he delighted in ridiculing the policies of the Democratic Party and was a vocal admirer of Ronald Reagan.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In 1985, President Ronald Reagan reduced funding for it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • RONALD REAGAN A STORM LASHED IN FROM THE OCEAN; blasts of wind; the surf at six feet.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • That someone came in the form of Ronald Reagan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The first is an experiment that took place during the 1984 presidential campaign between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Nevertheless, President Ronald Reagan praised Mobutu as "a voice of good sense and good will."
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • In his mind he heard the voice of Ronald Reagan in King's Raw, shrieking 'Where's the rest of me?'
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • General Zia was invited to meet President Ronald Reagan at the White House and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He exuded the genial optimism and good humor of his old friend Ronald Reagan.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, once famously stated that the only way Earth could ever have a unified government was if it was invaded by aliens.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He blotted out his surroundings for thirty minutes at a time with a fawning profile of the famous candidate who'd just declared his desire to run for president—Ronald Reagan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Pells—need-based financial awards for college—were part of a larger federal budget cutback in 1982 (during his eight years in office, Ronald Reagan reduced the education budget by half).
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The truly odd duck here isDeath Valley Days, which was an anthology show from the 1950s and 1960s sometimes hosted by a future president, Ronald Reagan, and sponsored by Twenty Mule Team Borax.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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