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10 Other People Ronald Reagan’s Diary Only Mentions Once

During last night’s GOP debate, Mitt Romney attempted to minimize Newt Gingrich’s connection to President Reagan: “I looked at the Reagan diary. You’re mentioned once in Ronald Reagan’s diary. And in the diary, he says you had an idea in a meeting of young congressmen, and it wasn’t a very good idea and he dismissed it. [...]

Ronald Reagan and Drew Barrymore Recruiting Future Astronauts in 1984

President Reagan with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program on the South Lawn. (10/17/1984) From Jack Anderson’s column the following week: “Then Drew Barrymore, child star of the movie ET, came up to him, smiled sweetly and said, ‘Mr. President, meeting you has made my day.’ Reagan, smiling back, said that meeting the [...]