On the Morning After

Ronald Reagan was suffering from a sinus inflammation and joked about "feeling hollow." He was on an all-liquid diet prior to a routine medical examination. Nonetheless, the President was in good humor during an Oval Office conversation with TIME White House Correspondent Laurence I. Barrett the morning after victory in the Senate. Reagan's mood turned from mellow to flinty on only one subject: criticism of his foreign policy apparatus and recurrent rumors that he wants to get rid of either Secretary of State Alexander Haig, National Security Adviser Richard Allen, or both. Reagan...

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