An assassination attempt plunged Larry Speakes into the brightest of national spotlights as chief spokesman for President Ronald Reagan. When Reagan’s press secretary James Brady was severely wounded in the 1981 attempt on the president’s life, Speakes was thrust into the eye of the storm. As White House spokesman for six years, a long tenure in the sensitive post, he was credited with 2,000 news media briefings.
The NSA whistleblower, who revealed mass surveillance programmes organised by the US and other governments, broadcast his message on Christmas Day
Choice of delegates appears a statement on controversial laws in Russia
Connor Johnson has been obsessed with space since the age of 3, and his petition to the president to save NASA needs some help
If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by Tuesday the government will run out of money for non-essential services
The President uses Hollywood ‘experts’ to explain the details of the Obamacare system
Doctors discovered the 67-year-old had cholesterol build-up causing a blockage in an artery
Two prisoners will be transferred out of the controversial prison to Algeria if plans go ahead
Muslim Brotherhood tells its members to take to the streets, as the US warns interim government against “arbitrary arrests” of opposition
Richard Nixon managed it, and his party soon returned to power. The lesson from the Cairo coup last week could not have been more different
The President is on a week-long tour of Africa
Direct communication between the superpowers was never established with a direct, dedicated phone line, it has emerged.
David Cameron will today confront his Tory critics by making the positive case for continuing European Union membership as he holds talks with President Barack Obama over a giant US-EU trade deal that could provide a £10bn annual boost to the British economy.
Seven-day visit is the Prince's first to America since he caused outrage by being photographed naked during a weekend break in Las Vegas last year
Musudan missiles believed to now be in non-operational location
But PM said it was unlikely it would lead to British troops on the ground