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FILE - In this March 19, 1987 file photo, President Ronald Reagan taps his forehead at the White House while responding to a reporter's question during a news conference at which he said he never deliberately lied to the public, despite admitting to a misstatement about Israeli involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. In a 1986 radio address admitting to missteps in the Iran-Contra scandal, the president famously said "mistakes were made" - a passive acknowledgement of wrongdoing that didn't directly implicate anyone. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

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In this photo released by the White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md., July 1981. (AP Photo/White House, Michael Evans)

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In this photo released by the White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md., July 1981. (AP Photo/White House, Michael Evans)

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, said that presidents have routinely negotiated with lawmakers in the past to reach agreements to increase borrowing, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton to Mr. Obama himself in 2011.

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** FILE ** This Dec. 17, 1981, file photo shows President Ronald Reagan pointing to a reporter for the next question during his news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington. About the only thing former Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - This Dec. 17, 1981 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan pointing to a reporter for the next question during his news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington. About the only thing former Reagan doesn’t have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev. is pushing a bill that would name a part of Frenchman Mountain, located just east of Las Vegas, after the nation’s 40th president. The House Committee on Natural Resources approved Heck’s bill on Wednesday by voice vote, but not before some Democrats on the committee had some fun with the issue. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1986, file photo, President Ronald Reagan hugs Elizabeth Brinton, 14, of Falls Church, Va., during a meeting at the White House in Washington. Brinton who has held a Girl Scout cookie sales record for decades says she has no problem giving up her cookie crown to an Oklahoma girl who broke her record. Brinton set the one year sales record of 18,000 boxes as a teenager in the 1980s. She sold outside Metro stations in the Washington area and in 1986 even sold cookies to Reagan. Now a mother of two living in Alabama, Brinton says the new cookie queen, Katie Francis of Oklahoma City, called her to ask for advice. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)

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Ronald Reagan was a radio, television and film actor before running for Governor of California. He was elected the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). AP Photo

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Conservative UNITER: Ronald Reagan was one of the speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 1986 and at the group's first gathering in 1974, when nearly 1,000 people listened to California's governor at the time. Stan Evans, the ACU chairman who presided over that conference, said it was simple back then: "Are you for Reagan or not?" (Getty Images)

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National Edition News cover for March 6, 2014 - ACU at 50: Strong, looking ahead: President Ronald Reagan speaking at CPAC conference in 1986. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Conservative UNITER: Ronald Reagan was one of the speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 1986 and at the group's first gathering in 1974, when nearly 1,000 people listened to California's governor at the time. Stan Evans, the ACU chairman who presided over that conference, said it was simple back then: "Are you for Reagan or not?" (Getty Images)

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Conservative UNITER: Ronald Reagan was one of the speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 1986 and at the group's first gathering in 1974, when nearly 1,000 people listened to California's governor at the time. Stan Evans, the ACU chairman who presided over that conference, said it was simple back then: "Are you for Reagan or not?" (Getty Images)

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A Secret Service agent shouts after President Ronald Reagan is shot March 30, 1981. (Associated Press)

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A Secret Service agent shouts after President Ronald Reagan is shot March 30, 1981. (Associated Press)

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is selling a "vintage Reagan/Bush '84 campaign T-shirt" in honor of Ronald Reagan's 103rd birthday. (NRCC)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Ronald Reagan points to the Statue of Liberty in the background in New York Harbor as he launches his campaign against President Carter in 1980. Jon Huntsman Jr. used the same spot to begin his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Other Republicans have borrowed from the Reagan playbook as well.

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President Ronald Reagan appeared hip in the sense that he was of good cheer, canny and young at heart, minus annoying attitude. (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)