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  • Betsy Bloomingdale, widow of department store heir, dies at 93

    07/22/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | AP
    Betsy Bloomingdale, a department store heir's widow who hobnobbed with the world's elite, epitomized high fashion and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93... “She maintained that the quality of one's lifestyle does not necessarily depend on wealth; that a sense of style and taste are acquired with knowledge, not money,” according to an obituary from her family. “She's really a fashion icon,” the designer James Galanos told Women's Wear Daily in 2009. “She still has a great figure. She's tall and willowy. She knows what's stylish and what suits her.” When not...
  • Jody Hice pushes for Nancy Reagan Memorial Park

    06/16/2016 6:06:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2016
    An airplane landing at Reagan National Airport, over Gravelly Point Park — which some say should be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. (ted eylan) In the typical whirlwind of legislation comes H.R. 5457, a nice breeze of a bill was introduced this week by Rep. Jody Hice. The Georgia Republican simply proposes that Gravelly Point Park — located on the Potomac River at the foot of the main runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport — be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. It is a petite, scenic and unique park. Aircraft thunder directly overhead, families picnic, and the grand...
  • Nancy With the Laughing Face

    03/15/2016 7:54:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan's funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. There was Gov. Jerry Brown of California, a Democrat, Michelle Obama (D), former President George Bush (R), Laura Bush (R), Hillary Clinton (D), Rosalyn Carter (D) and Caroline Kennedy (D). Democrats and Republicans sat together in common purpose, if not on common ground. Former ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer observed this about Mrs. Reagan: "She didn't harden differences into definitions." What a contrast to what passes for political...
  • Undying Devotion: The Untold Story of How Nancy Reagan Would Have Taken a Bullet for Her Husband

    03/14/2016 8:23:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 13, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s Note: This appeared on the Grove City College's Center for Vision and Values website. On March 30, 1981, at 2:25 p.m., President Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton through a side door after speaking to a union group. Outside was a gaggle of staff, secret service, reporters, and bystanders, including one determined to end Ronald Reagan's life at that moment. As the president headed toward the car, a reporter barked out a question. With a smile, Reagan raised his left arm to deflect it. But he could not deflect what was about to fly in his direction. A...
  • NY Times Quotes Old Left-Wing Insults Days After Nancy Reagan Death: 'Adolf Reagan'

    03/12/2016 4:29:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 12, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Hillary Clinton broke a cardinal rule of the angry left –saying something nice about a Republican who recently passed away. After she was savaged for saying Nancy Reagan had been out front in confronting AIDS, an angry backlash ensued, and Clinton quickly fell into line. The controversy was worth seven paragraphs in the New York Times print edition, but reporter and chief Hillary-follower Amy Chozick really let the leftist insults fly in the longer online version (h/t veteran commenter Gary Hall), hitting both the Reagans and Hillary in a nasty tone, under the solemn circumstances: "The problem with Mrs. Clinton’s...
  • Maher Fantasizes About Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney Dying

    03/12/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher joked about having a fantasy that an apparently unstoppable Donald Trump will unexpectedly drop dead on stage, and, moments later, joked about the possibility that discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney on his show might result in his death as he recalled the coincidental passing of Antonin Scalia and Nancy Reagan right after Maher had mentioned them on the air. Maher Fantasizes Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney DyingThe HBO comedian set up his Trump death fantasy by recalling that people often ask him if the GOP candidate could really...
  • Showboating Obama - congratulates himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION

    03/12/2016 2:13:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/11/16 | Kalhan Rosenblatt & AP
    Showboating Obama brushes off Reagan funeral snub criticism to congratulate himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION during SXSW festival talk An ebullient Barack Obama sure sounded pleased with himself at SXSW festival on Friday – despite enduring a week of criticism for prioritizing the event over Nancy Reagan’s funeral. The President was the surprise keynote speaker at this year's Austin festival and talked about civic engagement with the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. During the speech he bragged about keeping employment below five per cent and congratulated himself for the recent improvement in the country's job figures. 'Because...
  • Clinton apologizes for calling Nancy Reagan a 'very effective, low-key' AIDS advocate

    03/11/2016 3:18:16 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/11/16 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Friday for calling the late Nancy Reagan a "very effective, low-key" advocate on AIDS/HIV, saying she "misspoke" in an interview with MSNBC. ... Many in the gay community have criticized Reagan for not doing more to respond to the AIDS outbreak during his presidency. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign and a former Clinton White House aide, knocked the Clinton.... ....Clinton soon after tweeted an apology....
  • On Nancy Reagan's Funeral Day, Al Hunt Stresses She Was 'Not a Good Mother'

    03/11/2016 3:25:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Al Hunt never having heard of de mortuis nil nisi bonum? On the day she was laid to rest, Hunt has repeatedly said that Nancy Reagan "was not a good mother." Interviewed by John Heilemann on today's With All Due Respect, here was Hunt: "she was a formidable person. Sometimes unpleasant, not a great mother, but she loved her Ronnie and had great political instincts . . . She was not a good mother. I think actually Patti Davis, as moving as she was today, if you really listened to it, all was clear: she was not a good...
  • LIVE THREAD: Nancy Reagan Funeral (1015AM PT music 1100AM PT Funeral)

    03/11/2016 8:55:40 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 136 replies
    KABC - ABC7 ^ | March 10 | KABC Staff
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- ABC News will be providing live coverage of the funeral services for former first lady Nancy Reagan on Friday. Services will begin at 1:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 a.m. PT with a musical prelude. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT. The live streams are below.
  • Mark Levin endorses Ted Cruz in honor of Nancy Reagan

    03/10/2016 7:24:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 209 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/16 | Mark Hensch
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) late Wednesday as a tribute to former first lady Nancy Reagan. “I decided today was the day ultimately because of Nancy Reagan’s death,” he said on “LevinTV.”
  • Nancy Reagan: 'Do You Really Think People Will Say That?'

    03/10/2016 8:15:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Editor's Note: The following column was originally published in 2004.The following conversation took place at the Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California, Friday, Feb. 6, 2004: Larry Elder: Let me tell you what an honor this is. This is like meeting royalty. Nancy Reagan: Thank you very much. Thank you. Elder: Tell me what you consider your greatest accomplishment. Reagan: My greatest accomplishment. Well, I think raising the awareness of the drug problem, traveling around and promoting that, and I think we did do some good. Elder: The best part of being first lady? Reagan: Oh, my. Well, the best...
  • Obama Skipping Nancy Reagan Funeral to Go to SXSW Festival

    03/08/2016 11:31:18 PM PST · by drewh · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 41:59 pm GMT March 8th, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    President Barack Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan‘s funeral this Friday, keeping his originally scheduled appearance as a keynote speaker at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival. First Lady Michelle Obama, who is scheduled to speak at SXSW on Wednesday, will attend the funeral. “The president will not attend” Mrs. Reagan’s funeral, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. “The president is actually traveling in Texas on Friday.” The SXSW Interactive Festival is an annual symposium for digital startups and emerging technologies that takes place each year in Austin, Texas, concurrently with a film and music festival....
  • Nancy Reagan Lying in Repose: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    03/09/2016 12:18:26 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 5 replies
    Heavy ^ | 3/9/2016 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    When Nancy Reagan lies in repose, this will be the public’s opportunity to come and say goodbye and pay their respects to the former, beloved First Lady. The public can visit her at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific (4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern) and on Thursday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific (1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern).
  • Mr. T. Says Goodbye To Nancy Reagan With Sweet Tweets

    03/08/2016 3:43:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | march 7, 2016 | mary katherine ham
    Monday, Mr. T took to Twitter to eulogize the First Lady, who died Sunday in her California home at 94: I mourn the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was Very Special to me… …Not only did she invite me to the White House in December ’83, after meeting with her and President Ronald Reagan,… …she then asked me to help her with her “Just Say No” program which I gladly accepted with humility and honor… …That was the highlight of my career to be asked to work with the First Family on such a great cause. It wasn’t political...
  • 3 former first ladies, current first lady among those attending Nancy Reagan's funeral

    03/08/2016 1:52:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 8, 2016 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES -- A trio of former first ladies, including Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and current first lady Michelle Obama will be among those attending Friday's funeral service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum... Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are also expected to attend, along with former first lady Rosalynn Carter, according to officials at the Reagan Library. Former President Lyndon Johnson's daughters Luci and Lynda are expected to attend, along with Tricia Nixon Cox, a daughter of President Richard Nixon. The White House announced Monday that Michelle Obama will...
  • President Obama SNUBS Nancy Reagan's funeral so he can speak at hipster festival South By Southwest

    03/08/2016 12:56:07 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Valerie Edwards & Julie Robertson
    A White House official confirmed this afternoon that President Barack Obama will not be in attendance at former First Lady Nancy Reagan's funeral on Friday, instead opting to attend a popular multimedia festival in Texas. Obama will be represented at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library by his wife, Michelle. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she will be attending the service in Simi Valley, California, as well. In late February, Obama drew widespread criticism after skipping the funeral for conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The president is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Friday at the South by...
  • Watch Beach Boys' Touching Tribute to Nancy Reagan

    03/08/2016 5:45:41 AM PST · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | March 7, 2016 | DANIEL KREPS
    The Beach Boys, who performed at President Ronald Reagan's 1985 inaugural ball, paid tribute to Nancy Reagan Sunday night at their concert in Abilene, Texas, just hours after it was revealed that the former first lady had died at the age of 94. For the tribute, Mike Love and the Beach Boys performed an a cappella take on the Four Freshmen's "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring," the same song they performed at Reagan's 1985 gala.
  • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Nancy Reagan

    03/07/2016 11:53:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2016 | Jon Herskovitz, Roberta Rampton and Will Dunham
    First lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral on Friday of Nancy Reagan, who will be buried next to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, at his presidential library in California, officials said on Monday. Reagan will lie in repose at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday and Thursday. A private funeral is planned for Friday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said. "First lady Michelle Obama will be attending Mrs. Reagan's funeral," a White House official said on Monday. Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of her husband through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White...
  • The untold story of how Nancy Reagan would have taken a bullet for her husband

    03/07/2016 7:22:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    On March 30, 1981, at 2:25 p.m., President Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton through a side door after speaking to a union group. Outside was a gaggle of staff, secret service, reporters, and bystanders, including one determined to end Ronald Reagan’s life at that moment. As the president headed toward the car, a reporter barked out a question. With a smile, Reagan raised his left arm to deflect it. But he could not deflect what was about to fly in his direction. A few feet from the safety of the backseat of his presidential limo, Reagan heard what...
  • How the love story of Nancy and Ronald Reagan changed the world

    03/07/2016 8:59:26 AM PST · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Friends of both Nancy and Ronald Reagan would often remark about how deeply and passionately they loved each other, even after decades of marriage, a rare thing indeed in a world where half of all marriages end in divorce. The love story of the greatest president of the 20th Century and the actress and dancer whom he met in the early 1950s would make a great subject for a movie if Hollywood cared to make it. But the romance of Nancy and Ronald Reagan also changed the world. Without her, there might not have been him.
  • Flags lowered to half-staff in honor of 1st Lady Nancy Reagan

    03/07/2016 8:37:37 AM PST · by xzins · 79 replies
    WBAY ^ | March 7, 2016 | Rhonda Roberts
    Flags will fly at half-staff across the United States to honor former First Lady Nancy Reagan who died Sunday at age 94.
  • IN MEMORIAM: Trump, Palin, RNC react to Reagan's death

    03/07/2016 7:30:37 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 6 Mar 16 | WND
    IN MEMORIAM: Trump, Palin, RNC react to Reagan's death Joanne Drake, Mrs. Reagan’s representative, wrote in a statement: “Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004. … Prior to the funeral service, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library.” Upon learning of Mrs. Reagan’s death, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Nancy Davis Reagan. Thank you for your service, and for sharing your life with America as...
  • Shattuck: Rainbow 
reunites with her Rawhide

    03/07/2016 7:11:36 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/07/16 | Tom Shattuck
    It was 35 years ago this month that Secret Service radio traffic grew frantic with the reports of “shots fired” at President Ronald Reagan — “Rawhide” as his security team dubbed him. At the White House, first lady Nancy Reagan’s own Secret Service team advised her to stay put while they dispatched to the hospital. Nancy, or “Rainbow,” as the agents called her, wasn’t having it. She let them know that if they wouldn’t take her to “Ronnie,” she’d walk.
  • The Washington Post's Ridiculously Nasty Nancy Reagan Obit is a New Low

    03/07/2016 5:54:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | March 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a point at which any decent person puts aside partisan rhetoric. That point would be death. Especially the death of a First Lady. Even if you didn't like Reagan, taking shots at Nancy Reagan in 2016, after her death, is really despicable. Post writer Lois Romano decided to write a ridiculously nasty smear of Ronald Reagan and his wife as the obit. About half the content seems to be about how much money Nancy Reagan spent on things. By paragraph 3, Lois Romano starts attacking Nancy Reagan. "As first lady from 1981 to 1989, Mrs. Reagan had a knack...
  • Cruz: "Nancy Reagan Will Be Remembered For Her Deep Passion For This Nation"

    03/06/2016 3:55:23 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) honored former First Lady Nancy Reagan on Twitter Sunday and offered prayers to her family.
  • Trump: Nancy Reagan "Amazing Woman", "She Will Be Missed"

    03/06/2016 3:50:29 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Twitter Tweet via Breitbart.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Twitter Tweet via Breitbart News
    Donald Trump briefly eulogized former First Lady Nancy Reagan on Twitter Sunday after news of her passing.
  • Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

    03/06/2016 9:08:59 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA – Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has passed away at the age of 94. TMZ reports that Reagan had been in failing health recently.
  • Nancy Reagan Dies

    03/06/2016 11:10:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 6, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 94.Obituaries will talk about the controversies created during her White House years, but what most of us who lived during those times will recall was her total, unwavering devotion to the president. It was obvious in her face, in her mannerisms, in the way they interacted that she loved "Ronnie," as she called him, unconditionally.Fox News: Following her husband's election to the presidency in 1980, Reagan launched a project fighting drug and alcohol abuse among young people and "Just Say No" became its byword. She also was...
  • Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan, dead at 94

    03/06/2016 9:09:03 AM PST · by Washi · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2016 | FoxNews.com
    Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She's set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. Prior to the funeral, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library, the spokesperson said. Details had not yet been announced Sunday afternoon.
  • Reactions to Nancy Reagan's Passing

    03/06/2016 10:36:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Nancy Reagan passed away on Sunday from heart failure at the age of 94. On social media, people shared their favorite memories of the first lady. Nancy was remembered for her grace, class, and most of all, devotion to her husband, Ronald. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary First Lady and woman. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. RIP Mrs. Reagan— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 6, 2016 The relationship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan was a beautiful thing. They represented the best of America. https://t.co/5WtiEisH4Y— Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) March 6, 2016 Nancy Reagan...
  • Nancy Reagan, an Influential and Stylish First Lady, Dies at 94

    03/06/2016 10:12:10 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2016 | LOU CANNON
    Nancy Reagan, the influential and stylish wife of the 40th president of the United States who unabashedly put Ronald Reagan at the center of her life but who became a political figure in her own right, died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to a statement from Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Reagan.
  • Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ.

    03/06/2016 8:38:27 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 238 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 06, 2016
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ. She married Ronald Reagan in 1952 and served as first lady in from 1981 to 1989.
  • Nancy Reagan invites 16 candidates to CNN debate

    08/11/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 69 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is inviting 16 Republican presidential candidates to participate in the CNN/Reagan Library presidential debate on September 16. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who participated in the debate of lower-tier candidates last week, has not yet been invited. Candidates must achieve an average of at least 1% of support in three recognized national polls before September 10 to be included in the debate, as well as meeting other criteria. The top 10 contenders who made it into the primetime Fox News/Facebook debate last week - Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • News 12 Special Report: 'Hooked on Heroin'

    03/11/2014 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    News12 (Hudson Valley, NY) ^ | 3/10/14 | Tara Rosenblum
    The use of heroin has risen over the past few years in the Hudson Valley. In part one of News 12's special report "Hooked on Heroin," Tara Rosenblum speaks with parents who have lost children to the drug. After Renee Hustins lost her son Benjamin to an overdose three months ago when he was 23, she met other parents who have lost children to heroin. The parents now all rely on each other for support. The parents Rosenblum spoke to all say they never would have expected their children to become addicted to heroin. Some of them also shared their...
  • Reagan Biographer Denounces Casting Fonda As Nancy in ´The Butler´

    08/14/2013 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Conservative PR guru and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has an excellent piece over at Breitbart in which he explains why it is utterly detestable that anti-American leftist Jane Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in the new Hollywood film Lee Daniels´ The Butler, and not, it´s not just her infamous pose with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Fonda, Shirley notes, sought to slam the door on Vietnamese "boat people" who were fleeing the brutal Communist regime, while other Americans across the political spectrum -- Shirley commends leftie folk singer Joan Baez for her advocacy of the boat people -- stood up
  • Oprah To Win The Oscar? (White House Butler Movie)

    07/26/2013 12:02:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 26 Jul 2013, 5:41 AM PDT | by William Bigelow
    In a breathless puff from Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com, Oprah Winfrey is predicted to win an Oscar for her performance as the White House butler’s wife in the upcoming feature film The Butler starring Forrest Whitaker. Friedman hyperventilates: Oprah is simply off the charts mesmerizing as Gloria. It’s as if she’d been acting this whole time. (Some will say she has been, but I disagree.) Among the many powerful performances in this landmark movie, Winfrey jumps out because of her long absence from the screen. People in our showing–which was a very good cross-section of black and white, young and...
  • Activist actress Fonda wears ´Hanoi Jane´ t-shirt to promote Nancy Reagan film, ´The Butler´

    07/26/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/26/13 | Staff
    Jane Fonda´s turn as Nancy Reagan has outraged fans of the former first lady but the actress says "The Gipper´s" wife is happy she landed the role. "I don´t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters you know," says the actress in a new clip promoting the film ´The Butler´ which follows the life of a White House worker who served eight presidents. A vocal liberal, Fonda sparked outraged in the 1970´s when she toured North Vietnam, earning the moniker "Hanoi Jane" and critics blasted her casting as Nancy Reagan when it was announced
  • Happy Birthday, Nancy Reagan!

    07/06/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    july 5, 2013
    Age 92 today! From wiki: Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921) is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
  • Jane Fonda to Critics of Her Nancy Reagan Role: 'Get a Life'

    04/10/2013 8:34:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10 Apr 13 | Paul Bond
    Lee Daniels' The Butler doesn't hit theaters until October, but the drama about the long-serving head butler at the White House already is being targeted by conservatives because of Jane Fonda's role as Nancy Reagan. So far, backlash to The Weinstein Co. release is fairly muted -- bloggers have disparaged the casting, and a Facebook page is promoting a boycott -- but chatter about the liberal activist has picked up recently. "The moviemakers are free to choose, but it seems like it was their way of giving people like me the middle finger," says Larry Reyes, a Navy veteran and...
  • Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan

    09/12/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT · by IslamE · 20 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Deadline Team
    Here’s a first look at the unlikely casting but uncanny resemblance of Jane Fonda as former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Alan Rickman plays President Ronald Reagan in The Butler, currently filming in New Orleans. Fonda reportedly appears in just a few scenes. The pic stars Forest Whitaker as White House butler Eugene Allen whose career spanned 34 years there. Director Lee Daniels adapted the screenplay with Danny Strong
  • Jane Fonda As Nancy Reagan: First Look

    09/12/2012 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 9/12/12 | The Deadline Team
    Here’s a first look at the unlikely casting but uncanny resemblance of Jane Fonda as former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Alan Rickman plays President Ronald Reagan in The Butler, currently filming in New Orleans. Fonda reportedly appears in just a few scenes. The pic stars Forest Whitaker as White House butler Eugene Allen whose career spanned 34 years there. Director Lee Daniels adapted the screenplay with Danny Strong from a Washington Post article.
  • Mitt Romney compares himself to JFK as Nancy Reagan endorses him for presidency - VIDEO

    06/02/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 2, 2012, | Antoinette Kelly
    The republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, continues to face a slew of questions regarding his vast wealth. With a net worth of over $200 million, the former Massachusetts governor has been ridiculed throughout his campaign for his inability to relate to many Americans who are currently struggling. In an interview broadcast on Thursday, Fox’s Bill Hemmer asked the GOPer and his wife, Ann, about their immense wealth. “Back to the connection [with the voters’] aspect of this. There will be people...who will look at you and just say, ‘successful rich guy,’” Hemmer put to him. In response, Romney likened himself...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Nancy Reagan endorses Romney's bid for president

    05/31/2012 9:56:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 392 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 31, 2012 | AP
    The widow of President Ronald Reagan says she is firmly behind Romney. And she says that her "Ronnie" would have liked Romney's business background and what she calls his "strong principles." In a statement issued after the Romneys' visit, Mrs. Reagan said she believes that Romney has the experience and leadership skills that, in her words, "our country so desperately needs."
  • A New Low For Hollywood Scum… Hanoi Jane to Play Nancy Reagan in Film

    03/28/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project “The Butler,” director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan. Based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood, pic follows Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan. Forest Whitaker is closing a deal to play Allen, while Oprah Winfrey remains in talks to play his wife. David Oyelowo is in negotiations to play Allen’s son, while Liam Neeson and John Cusack are circling presidential supporting roles as Lyndon B....
  • Good news: Nancy Reagan character in new movie to be played by … Jane Fonda

    03/26/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 58+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via JWF, a late-evening palate cleanser from your resident eeyoreblogger to send you to bed in a bad mood. I was searching for a joke here but couldn’t think of a precise analog for Hanoi Jane. “Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell as Mamie Eisenhower”? That doesn’t work; hate Rosie all you want, but she never posed for pics sitting on enemy guns. “Co-starring Bill Ayers as the Gipper”? Nah, that’s actually not fair to Fonda. She may have posed for the pics but she never tried to blow anyone up. Ah well. This ingenious bit of stuntcasting makes me as excited to...
  • Nancy Reagan 1995: Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt

    01/25/2012 7:20:04 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 25, 2012 at 9:50pm | William A. Jacobson
    There is something truly obscene about the full blown assault on Newt Gingrich’s strong Reagan conservative history from and on behalf of Mitt Romney, who unabashedly ran away from the Reagan legacy and conservative principles in his 1994 Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Truly obscene.The latest iteration comes from Elliott Abrams writing in National Review, quoting pieces of a single speech Newt apparently gave on the floor of the House on March 21, 1986, in which Newt criticized certain foreign policy decisions of the Reagan administration. Abrams does not link to the full speech or to other speeches of...
  • Marco Rubio to the rescue! Freshman senator saves a falling Nancy Reagan

    08/24/2011 9:13:28 AM PDT · by emax · 26 replies
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, now 90 years young, plays an active role in the frequent events, which she sees as an important ongoing part of the political legacy of her husband. Ronald Reagan was the 40th president. He died in 2004 and is buried a few yards from the auditorium...