The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Reagan Press Secretary James Brady Dies

    President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair after John Hinckley’s 1981 assassination attempt, has died at the age of 73. The attack turned Brady and his wife Sarah into ardent gun-control advocates, culminating in the fiercely fought and approved 1993 Brady Bill that requires background checks for handgun purchases. President Obama called Brady a “legend” and hailed him for “turning the events of that terrible afternoon into a remarkable legacy of service.”


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