November 8, 1991 |
A former Jimmy Carter Administration aide renewed charges today that Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign made a secret deal with Iran to hold 52 American hostages until after that year's presidential election. Gary Sick, who worked on the 1980 hostage negotiations at the National Security Council, wrote in a new book that after a two-year investigation, he is more convinced than ever that Reagan campaign chairman William J. Casey struck a secret deal with the Iranian regime.
June 16, 1991 |
Former President Ronald Reagan on Saturday labeled as "absolute fiction" charges that he or his campaign staff conducted talks with Iran to prevent the freeing of American hostages held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran before the 1980 election.
June 14, 1991 |
Eight Americans who were held hostage in Iran demanded Thursday that Congress investigate allegations that the Reagan-Bush campaign delayed their release in 1980. "The question of whether there is evidence of wrongdoing must be answered by an unbiased, bipartisan congressional investigation with full subpoena power," the former hostages said in a letter to lawmakers. "Unless this happens, speculation and unanswered questions will erode public confidence in our electoral system," they said.
May 3, 1991 |
Senior Democrats said after meeting with a former White House aide Thursday that they will look more closely into allegations that officials from Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign secretly negotiated with Iran to delay the release of hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran until after the presidential election.
May 4, 1991 |
An angry President Bush moved Friday for the first time to put to rest speculation that he and other members of the 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign team had agreed secretly with Iranian officials to delay the release of 52 American hostages being held in Tehran until after that year's election. At the heart of a series of unconfirmed allegations is the assertion that Bush met secretly in Paris in October, 1980, with Iranian representatives.
November 6, 1988
Boskin failed to include some very pertinent factors in forming his analysis. First, two elements that contributed to the recession under the Carter Administration were the energy crisis and the influx of the baby boomers into the job market. Carter's economy did well under these circumstances, even though he was blamed for the inevitable recession. When the economy began to bounce back, Reagan stepped into office and claimed the credit.