Ronald Reagan

Did George Bush Snr disapprove of the 2003 Iraq invasion?

The first President Bush ('41') was known for his discretion and moderation. But in Jon Meacham's Destiny and Power, he has opened up about his own son George, the baleful effect of his advisers on '43' and the Republicans' alarming lurch to the right

Theatre review: Handbagged - Thatcher and the Queen make for a

The Queen and Margaret Thatcher are fast becoming as staple a stage double act as Hinge and Bracket. The pair featured in one of the testier confrontations in Peter Morgan’s The Audience. Now Moira Buffini has developed a sketch she wrote for the Tricycle’s 2010 Women, Power and Politics season into a fully fledged play.

US Government shutdown: What does it mean? And what are the papers

A partial shutdown of the US government has begun after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a budget last night, with the Republican-led House of Representatives adamant they would only agree to a deal if it included a delay to the start of Obamacare, the President’s package of health reforms.

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