Tag Archives: Nancy Reagan

Inside The Response To Hillary’s AIDS Gaffe

The Los Angeles Times today declares that most in the LGBT community appear to have forgiven Hillary Clinton for her Reagan/AIDS gaffe, largely thanks to the quickly issued apologies. They report that the scramble to mitigate the damage from the comments began while she was still at Nancy Reagan’s funeral: The story of how the Clinton camp responded offers insights ...

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Bernie Sanders Slams Hillary On AIDS [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Bernie Sanders has criticized Hillary Clinton’s brief praise for Nancy Reagan, whom the Democratic presidential frontrunner said “started a national conversation” on HIV/Aids. “I just don’t know what she was talking about,” Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who is running for the Democratic nomination, said in an interview with CNN on Sunday. “I’m glad [Clinton] apologized, but ...

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Hillary Apologizes: I Misspoke About Reagans & AIDS

Minutes ago Hillary Clinton issued the above apology for her earlier claim that Nancy Reagan’s “low-key advocacy” had spurred action on AIDS during the Reagan administration. Kudos to the Clinton camp for acting so quickly. Now let’s see if this story continues to have legs. I’ll update this post with reactions as they arrive.

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Hillary Gets It Wrong On Nancy Reagan & AIDS, Says Nancy’s “Low-Key Advocacy” Brought Attention [VIDEO]

The internet is in a furor this afternoon due to Hillary Clinton’s words about Nancy Reagan and AIDS. Via New Republic: Hillary Clinton is dead wrong about Nancy Reagan and AIDS. In an appearance on MSBC, Clinton praised the Reagans’ efforts to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. “Because of both President and Mrs. Reagan, in particular Mrs. Reagan, we started a ...

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a ...

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Log Cabin Republicans: Nancy Reagan Loved The Gays

“Let the record show: Nancy Reagan – Opposed the anti-gay Briggs Initiative (1978!) – Invited the first openly gay couple to stay overnight in the White House – Encouraged her husband to fight the AIDS epidemic to the tune of $5.727 billion that was spent by the federal government by the time President Reagan left office – Sent a special ...

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BREAKING: Nancy Reagan Dies At Age 94

TMZ has the report: Nancy Reagan has died … TMZ has learned from a close family member. The former first lady was living in Bel Air and has been in failing health in recent years. Mrs. Reagan married Ronald in 1952 and went on to became a First Lady who at first was severely criticized for her fancy taste — ...

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#NotNancyReagan

So that happened shortly before the debate began. After a tweetstorm of mocking, Wolf Blitzer said, “By the way, we want to apologize to our viewers. We thought we saw Nancy Reagan here in the hall. We are now told that was not Nancy Reagan. We’re going to find out what exactly happened, but that’s an apology from all of ...

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Buzzfeed: Nancy Reagan Rejected Rock Hudson’s Desperate Request For Help With Experimental AIDS Treatment

Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner tonight revealed that official White House and Reagan documents show that Nancy Reagan rebuffed Rock Hudson’s plea for help in getting access to experimental treatment as he lay dying of AIDS in Paris. The request was made through publicists Yanou Collart and Dale Olson. Three days after Hudson’s collapse, he still lacked permission to go to ...

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Nancy Reagan’s Astrologer Dies At 87

Via the New York Times: In his 1988 memoir, Donald T. Regan, a former chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, revealed what he called the administration’s “most closely guarded secret.” He said an astrologer had set the time for summit meetings, presidential debates, Reagan’s 1985 cancer surgery, State of the Union addresses and much more. Without an O.K. from ...

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Patti Davis: My Mother Nancy Reagan Quietly Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Speaking on Michelangelo Signorile’s SiriusXM show yesterday, Patti Davis said that her mother Nancy Reagan supports same-sex marriage. Signorile writes: Regarding her mother’s position on gay marriage, Davis, who was estranged from her mother for many years but reconciled with her shortly after President Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1994, said Nancy Reagan supports marriage equality but is ...

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Nancy Reagan Endorses McCain

Ronald Reagan attracted many Democrats to his “revolution” and now Nancy Reagan has endorsed John McCain, albeit rather tepidly. Nancy says,”Ronnie and I always waited until everything was decided and then we endorsed. Well, obviously, this is the nominee of the party.” McCain: “The Reagan Democrats are very important and I hope every one of them and new Democrats will ...

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