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  • June 14, 2004  

    The Supreme Court refused to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, rejecting a California atheist’s right to sue his daughter’s school district because he does not have exclusive custody of the child. Margaret Warner discusses the decision with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2004  

    Former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to the White House for the official unveiling of their portrait, which will hang in the presidential residence. Kwame Holman profiles Simmie Knox, a former sharecropper and the first African American to paint a presidential portrait for the White House. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004   BY  

    U.S. and world leaders bid farewell to former Pres. Ronald Reagan at Washington’s National Cathedral Friday in an official state funeral celebrated with military precision and patriotic pageantry. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    American and foreign dignitaries paid final respects to former Pres. Ronald Reagan at a state funeral in Washington before his body returned to California for burial at sunset. Kwame Holman narrates an extended summary of the day’s events. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    The following text is the full remarks by Pres. George H.W. Bush at the funeral for former Pres. Ronald Reagan. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    The following text is the full remarks by President George W. Bush at the funeral for former Pres. Ronald Reagan. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    The following text is the full remarks by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the funeral for former President Ronald Reagan. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    The following text is the eulogy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the funeral of former President Ronald Reagan. Thatcher’s tribute was previously recorded and presented via videotape. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2004  

    Following funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan, Jim Lehrer speaks with Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about Reagan’s personal and political legacy. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2004  

    In the more than 15 years since the late President Ronald Reagan left office, experts have continued to debate the merits of his policies. His economic agenda — known as Reaganomics — was characterized by tax cuts, deficit spending and lower inflation. Continue reading