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On March 30, 1981, only 69 days into the new administration, Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Washington police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy were struck by gunfire from would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. Although "close to death" during surgery, Reagan recovered and was released from the hospital on April 11, becoming the first serving U.S. President to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. The attempt had great influence on Reagan's popularity; polls indicated his approval rating to be around 73%.

Reagan believed that God had spared his life so that he might go on to fulfill a greater purpose.."

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43 posted on 08/06/2012 2:01:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

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Thank you all very much!!

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44 posted on 08/06/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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