Republican Party (United States)

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Following his election as President of the United States in 2016, President-elect Donald Trump stated that he had no objection to same-sex marriage or to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. As President, Donald Trump was the first sitting Republican president to recognize LGBT Pride Month. The Republican Party platform had opposed the inclusion of gay people in the military had opposed adding sexual orientation to the list of protected classes since 1992. The Republican Party opposed the inclusion of sexual preference in anti-discrimination statutes from 1992 to 2004.

Democratic Party (United States)

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With the initial support of evangelical Christian voters in the South, Carter was temporarily able to reunite the disparate factions within the party, but inflation and the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979–1980 took their toll, resulting in a landslide victory for Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan in 1980, which shifted the tectonic plates of the political landscape in favor of the Republicans for years to come.

President of the United States

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Such a transfer of power has occurred on three occasions: Ronald Reagan to George H. W. Bush once, on July 13, 1985, and George W. Bush to Dick Cheney twice, on June 29, 2002, and on July 21, 2007.

Inauguration of Donald Trump

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The attorneys general of New Jersey and the District of Columbia issued subpoenas for documents to the inaugural committee in February 2019. * Inaugural coverage by C-SPAN Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign. First 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency. Presidency of Donald Trump. Presidential transition of Donald Trump. Timeline of the presidency of Donald Trump. Timeline of investigations into Trump and Russia (2018) (disambiguation). Timeline of investigations into Trump and Russia (2019). 2016 United States presidential election. Official Website. Presidential Inauguration 2017 at Military District of Washington – 58th Presidential Inauguration.

List of presidents of the United States by age

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The youngest person to assume the office was Theodore Roosevelt, who became president at the age of 42 years, 332 days, following William McKinley's assassination; the oldest was Donald Trump, who was 70 years, 238 days old at his inauguration. The youngest person to be elected president was John F. Kennedy, at 43 years, 174 days of age on election day; the oldest was Ronald Reagan, who was 73 years, 292 days old at the time of his election to a second term. Assassinated three years into his term, John F.

John McCain

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During the 2016 Republican primaries, McCain said he would support the Republican nominee even if it was Donald Trump, but following Mitt Romney's 2016 anti-Trump speech, McCain endorsed the sentiments expressed in that speech, saying he had serious concerns about Trump's "uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues". Relations between the two had been fraught since early in the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016, when McCain referred to a room full of Trump supporters as "crazies", and the real estate mogul then said of McCain: "He insulted me, and he insulted everyone in that room... He is a war hero because he was captured.

Oval Office

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Since then, presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have also used it as their Oval Office desk. When not in use in the Oval Office, a desk is often placed in the adjacent Oval Office Study, in the White House, or is used by the vice-president. Decorator Ted Graber arranged for the floor to be built, installed and donated by Rode Brothers from Los Angeles. Art may be selected from the White House collection, or may be borrowed from museums or individuals for the length of an administration.

Pat Buchanan

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In a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters in 1986, Buchanan said of the Reagan administration: "Whether President Reagan has charted a new course that will set our compass for decades—or whether history will see him as the conservative interruption in a process of inexorable national decline—is yet to be determined". A year later, he remarked that "the greatest vacuum in American politics is to the right of Ronald Reagan." While her brother was working for Reagan, Bay Buchanan started a "Buchanan for President" movement in June 1986. She said the conservative movement needed a leader, but Buchanan was initially ambivalent.

List of presidents of the United States by previous experience

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Johnson. 1 president served as president of the United States for two non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland. 1 president never served any major elective or appointive offices, or periods of military service prior to election to the presidency, Donald Trump. President of the United States. List of Presidents of the United States by other offices held.

Antonin Scalia

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On January 31, 2017, Republican President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to succeed Scalia. Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 2017. * * * Supreme Court Associate Justice Nomination Hearings on Antonin Gregory Scalia in August 1986 United States Government Publishing Office |- |- List of federal judges appointed by Ronald Reagan. List of United States Supreme Court Justices by time in office. Details. Details. Details. Details. Details. Details. Details. Details. Issue positions and quotes at OnTheIssues.

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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The current HUD secretary is Ben Carson, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and approved by the Senate on March 2, 2017. ;Parties (8) (9); Status As of January 2020, there are nine living former Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development (with all Secretaries that have served since 1993 still living), the oldest being Maurice E. Landrieu (served 1979–1981, born 1930). The most recent Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to die was James T. Lynn (served 1973–1975, born 1927), who died on December 6, 2010. The most recently-serving Secretary to die was Jack Kemp (served 1989–1993, born 1935) on May 2, 2009. * |-

The New York Times

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Donald Trump has frequently criticized The New York Times on his Twitter account before and during his presidency; since November 2015, Trump has referred to the Times as "the failing New York Times" in a series of tweets. Despite Trump's criticism, The New York Times editor Mark Thompson noted that the paper had enjoyed soaring digital readership, with the fourth quarter of 2016 seeing the highest number of new digital subscribers to the newspaper since 2011. On October 23, 2019, Trump announced that he was canceling the White House subscription to both The New York Times and The Washington Post and would direct all federal agencies to drop their subscriptions as well.

Screen Actors Guild

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–1957 Walter Pidgeon. 1957–1958 Leon Ames. 1958–1959 Howard Keel. 1959–1960 Ronald Reagan. 1960–1963 George Chandler. 1963–1965 Dana Andrews. 1965–1971 Charlton Heston. 1971–1973 John Gavin. 1973–1975 Dennis Weaver. 1975–1979 Kathleen Nolan. 1979–1981 William Schallert. 1981–1985 Ed Asner. 1985–1988 Patty Duke. 1988–1995 Barry Gordon. 1995–1999 Richard Masur. 1999–2001 William Daniels. 2001–2005 Melissa Gilbert. 2005–2009 Alan Rosenberg. 2009–2012 Ken Howard (continued at SAG-AFTRA).

United States Intelligence Community

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President Ronald Reagan. The Washington Post reported in 2010 that there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that were working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances. According to a 2008 study by the ODNI, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and account for 49% of their personnel budgets. The term Intelligence Community was first used during LTG Walter Bedell Smith's tenure as Director of Central Intelligence (1950–1953).

Cold War

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In January 1977, four years prior to becoming president, Ronald Reagan bluntly stated, in a conversation with Richard V. Allen, his basic expectation in relation to the Cold War. "My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic," he said. "It is this: We win and they lose. What do you think of that?" In 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, vowing to increase military spending and confront the Soviets everywhere. Both Reagan and new British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher denounced the Soviet Union and its ideology.


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In 2002, Donald Trump (owner of the Miss USA pageant's governing body, the Miss Universe Organization) brokered a new deal with NBC, giving it half-ownership of the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pageants and moving them to that network as part of an initial five-year contract, which began in 2003 and ended in 2015 after 12 years amid Trump's controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants during the launch of his 2016 campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination. On June 1, 1977, it was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS to appear in a new television special.

Lesley Stahl

She went on to become White House correspondent during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. At the Republican Convention of 1980, she broke the news on CBS that Reagan's negotiations with ex-President Gerald Ford had broken down and the answer to the question of who would be vice-presidential nominee was: "It's Bush! Yes, it's Bush!" George H. W. Bush had been standing perhaps not far away, largely off by himself, looking discouraged because he was sure he wasn't going to be chosen. Stahl was the moderator of Face the Nation between September 1983 and May 1991. In addition, she hosted 48 Hours Investigates from 2002 to 2004.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Wray appointed by President Donald Trump. The FBI director is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the FBI. Along with the Deputy Director, the director makes sure cases and operations are handled correctly. The director also is in charge of making sure the leadership in any one of the FBI field offices is manned with qualified agents. Before the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act was passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, the FBI director would directly brief the President of the United States on any issues that arise from within the FBI. Since then, the director now reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who in turn reports to the President.

White House

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Computers and the first laser printer were added during the Carter administration, and the use of computer technology was expanded during the Reagan administration. A Carter-era innovation, a set of solar water heating panels that were mounted on the roof of the White House, was removed during Reagan's presidency. Redecorations were made to the private family quarters and maintenance was made to public areas during the Reagan years. The house was accredited as a museum in 1988.

Neil Gorsuch

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Some of those are the following opinions: During the U.S. presidential election in September 2016, candidate Donald Trump included Gorsuch, as well as his circuit colleague Timothy Tymkovich, in a list of 21 current judges whom Trump would consider nominating to the Supreme Court if elected. After Trump took office in January 2017, unnamed Trump advisers listed Gorsuch in a shorter list of eight of those names, who they said were the leading contenders to be nominated to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced his nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Hillary Clinton

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While delivering the commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College on May 26, Clinton asserted President Trump's 2018 budget proposal was "a con" for underfunding domestic programs. On June 1, when President Trump announced withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, Clinton tweeted that it was a "historic mistake". On September 29, 2019, in an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning, Clinton described Trump as a "threat" to the country's standing in the world, an "illegitimate president", despite having won the election, and a "corrupt human tornado".

First inauguration of Ronald Reagan

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Historical rankings of presidents of the United States

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Ronald Reagan (54.1/100) 9.) Jimmy Carter (50/100) 10.) George H. W. Bush (49/100) 11.) Gerald Ford (39/100) 12.) George W. Bush (38/100) 13.) Richard Nixon (32/100) 14.) Donald Trump (11/100) 1.) Barack Obama (75/100) 2.) Bill Clinton (54/100) 3.) Jimmy Carter (43/100) 4.) George W. Bush (41/100) 5.) Lyndon Johnson (40/100) 6.) George H. W. Bush (34/100) 7.) Franklin Roosevelt (31/100) 8.) Gerald Ford (30/100) 9.) John F. Kennedy (28.4/100) 10.) Harry Truman (28/100) 11.) Ronald Reagan (27.8/100) 12.) Dwight Eisenhower (26/100) 13.) Richard Nixon (24/100) 14.) Donald Trump (9/100) * "George W. Bush has just finished five years as President.

Realigning election

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Other scholars contend that this is the beginning of a thirty-year dealignment, in which citizens generally moved towards political independence, which ended with the 1994 election. 1980 presidential election — Ronald Reagan. In this election, Ronald Reagan won a sweeping victory over Democrat Jimmy Carter, who won only six states (plus the District of Columbia), which accounted for just 10% of the electoral vote. Republicans also took control of the Senate for the first time in over 25 years. (See Reagan's coattails.).

Norman Vincent Peale

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As a child, Donald Trump attended Marble Collegiate Church with his parents, Fred and Mary. Both he and his two sisters were married there. Trump has repeatedly praised Peale and cited him as a formative influence. Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, says Norman Vincent Peale's messages influenced him to success. *, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Peale is referred to in the song "The John Birch Society" by the Chad Mitchell Trio ("Norman Vincent Peale may think he's kidding us along ... he keeps on preaching brotherhood, but we know what he means ...").