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Judge Rules To Free Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr.

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.27.2016 | Crime

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attem...

How The Media Covered Ronald Reagan's Attempted Assassination 35 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

President Ronald Reagan was shot during an attempted assassination 35 years ago, on March 30, 1981. News outlets immediately jumped into action, relyi...

The Death of a Secret Service Hero

Al Eisele | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent whose quick action saved President Reagan's life after he was shot by John Hinckley in 1981, died Oct. 9 at the age of 85. Here is a tribute I wrote to him in the wake of a Secret Service scandal.

No Charges Against John Hinckley In Death Of James Brady

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

(Adds Brady family statement, paragraph 7) By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will not ch...

How the Secret Service Can Restore Its Tarnished Image

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Secret Service is trying to regain its elite reputation after it was rocked by a scandal that surfaced in April, 2012, when male agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Columbia, while advancing Obama's trip to a summit meeting.

Secret Service Agent Recounts Taking Bullet For Reagan

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

On March 30, 1981, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy had the rare experience of feeling relieved that he had been shot. The bullet, fired by John Hinc...

Crimes, Criminals, and the Insanity Defense

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.

Bizarre Reagan Auction Draws Outrage

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 21 (Reuters) - Ronald Reagan's foundation expressed outrage on Monday at a British company's auct...

Google Maps Labels D.C. Hotel With Assassin's Name

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ever since then-President Ronald Reagan was shot outside the Washington Hilton hotel in March 1981, the Brutalist concrete structure has...

Future of Guns Laws After McDonald

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Even after the landmark Supreme Court decisions that gave individuals across the country a right to have a gun in the home for self-defense, the gun lobby still isn't happy.

Edward Kennedy: A Lion In The Fight Against Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The Brady Campaign, and all survivors of gun violence, will miss Senator Kennedy's giant presence on the national stage.

Presidential Security

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

The Secret Service is doing its job.

Snaphots: Our Political-Entertainment Industrial Complex

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Shrake

At the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, I saw a lot of vintage 1990s right-wingers, including Ralph Reed and Newt Gingrich, but whatever. Top Politico of the night? Pamela, of course!