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  • Ronald Reagan, with wife Nancy and brother Neil, holds a gold key to his boyhood home in Dixon, Ill., on Feb. 6, 1984. The home, preserved by a nonprofit foundation, is the most likely candidate for purchase by the National Park Service. (Associated Press)

    Reagan's own philosophy puts his boyhood home in limbo

    Nearly a decade after Congress told the National Park Service to try to buy Ronald Reagan's boyhood home, the plan remains in limbo — the victim of a budget dispute and of the former president's own limited-government philosophy.

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  • "They kind of put their heads together and all agreed they wanted to keep it the way it was," she said. "It relates a lot back to Ronald Reagan's way of thinking, and at least how we see it here — he didn't think that government needed to be so big, he didn't think government needed to be involved in our daily lives, and people really took that to heart here."

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