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Nancy Reagan to appear at White House

From NBC's Andrea Mitchell

NBC News has learned that Nancy Reagan will be at the White House this afternoon, when President Obama signs into law the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act.

Interestingly, Mrs. Reagan told Vanity Fair in an interview published this week that she was surprised Obama did not invite her to the White House when he announced his decision to resume stem-cell research, a cause she has long advocated. She even told Vanity Fair that she thought Obama had missed an opportunity to gain some political mileage by having her attend.
 
She's in D.C. for tomorrow's unveiling of the Ronald Reagan Statue in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

Video: Bob Colacello talks with NBC's Andrea Mitchell about his Vanity Fair feature on Nancy Reagan, and her candid views on the Bushes, Obamas and living without "Ronnie."

Mrs. Reagan has been recovering from a bad fall last September that caused her to fracture her pelvis, but has been gaining strength and is believed to be in good health.

She turns 88 on July 6.