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Ronald Reagan centennial: Today's the day; Sen. Mitch McConnell tells a brief story

February 6, 2011 |  6:08 am

On Friday we published a guest-written package noting the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth in the land of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln.

Part I of that video-laden package is here.

Part II of Ronald Reagan's political legacy is right here.

No official notice of the day from the Democratic White House yet, although Barack Obama did mention Reagan's style and achievements favorably during the 2008 presidential primary campaign in some editorial board meetings that he thought would remain closed. But the White House did re-release a tribute op-ed printed under his byline in USA Today and there was the commemorative congressional legislation in 2009.

Today is the actual day of Reagan's birth. To mark that occasion we'll simply let another Republican, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of next-door Kentucky, recount the Reagan story in this brief video below.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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