Award-winning pianist Roger Williams, who played before nine U.S. presidents and recorded dozens of albums over his long career, died early Saturday in Los Angeles after a struggle with pancreatic cancer, his assistant said. He was 87.
Critics and supporters of the Obama administration alike, others concerned foremost about national security, the so-called whistle-blowers of WikiLeaks, and both U.S. allies and enemies believe the released diplomatic documents contain significant revelations about U.S. foreign policy. But is this perception accurate?
The White House did not intend to show any disrespect toward Nancy Reagan when it failed to invite the former first lady -- a vigorous supporter of stem-cell research -- to a bill-signing ceremony on the subject, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
At her previous job, Samantha Smith, was the lone conservative in a 10-person office -- something her more liberal co-workers were happy to tease her about after she shared her views on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and the Iraq war.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan was released Tuesday from a suburban Los Angeles, California, hospital after a fall over the weekend, according to Joanne Drake, chief of staff for the Reagan Foundation.
CNN's Larry King says he's closer to Nancy Reagan than any other first lady. He talks with her on "Larry King Live" tonight about the newly released "The Reagan Diaries," her years in the White House, and how she's managing almost three years after President Reagan's death.
The pilot whose intrusion into restricted airspace prompted brief evacuations in the District of Columbia Wednesday is likely to face civil penalties after being released without criminal charges, federal officials said.
Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry Saturday carried his "help is on the way" theme to those affected in some way by diseases and conditions that could be improved by stem cell research, pledging to lift a partial ban President Bush put on the research three years ago.
Ron Reagan will speak in prime time at the Democratic National Convention on the importance of stem cell research, a senior adviser to presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry told CNN on Sunday.
The family of the late President Ronald Reagan was surprised and comforted by what they called the unexpected outpouring of emotion and affection from across the country after his death earlier this month, his two sons said.
Crass, Washington-style politicking will be on hold just one day more as Americans observe a National Day of Mourning today in honor of former president Ronald Reagan. Fans of crass, Washington-style politicking will be fully reimbursed starting next week.
Returning from a tense day in Sea Island, Georgia, where his call for a stronger NATO role in Iraq was met with reservations, and facing troubling new poll numbers, President Bush today plans to visit briefly with Nancy Reagan and her family then view Ronald Reagan's casket in the Capitol Rotunda at 7 p.m. ET.
She spent eight years close by Ronald Reagan's side, zealously protecting him as he navigated through the toughest job in the world. Then, robbed of an easy ride into the sunset, she spent 10 years caring for him as Alzheimer's disease sapped both his mind and irrepressible personality.
Hours before daybreak today, mourners started lining up at the Botanical Gardens on Capitol Hill. They'll remain there all day -- swelling in number from hundreds to thousands, and eventually to hundreds of thousands -- as they wait to pay respects to Ronald Reagan, whose casket will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda starting this evening.
After thousands in California pay their last respects to the nation's 40th president, Ronald Reagan's casket will be flown to Washington on Wednesday, to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until a state funeral on Friday.
From a $150 Air Force One jelly bean jar bearing Ronald Reagan's signature in gold to his signed memoirs priced at $4,000, the market is suddenly flooded with memorabilia related to the nation's 40th president.
Sen. John Kerry said Sunday he will cancel his "overtly political" public events this week in observance of the death of former President Reagan, whom the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee praised for his confident leadership.
The death of former President Ronald Reagan brought a wave of condolences from people around the world, all saddened with the passing of a man many considered an American hero for his work to end the Cold War.