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Midterms in Historical Context: Eisenhower and Truman

On Nov. 4, 2014, Americans will vote in midterm elections, the second of Barack Obama’s presidency. To place these midterms into historical context, we’ve looked at Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Reagan’s second midterms. We’ve also looked at the atypical 1960s … Continue reading

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Atypical midterms in the 1970s and 1960s: Carter, Nixon-Ford, Kennedy-Johnson

With the November 2014 midterm elections less than a month away, it’s useful to view political events in historical context. Will the president’s party lose seats, as is typical in a midterm election in a second term? Sometimes circumstances and … Continue reading

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Midterms in Historical Context: Reagan in 1986

Up next in putting midterms into historical context is Ronald Reagan. He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve all eight years of two terms. 1986 Midterms, President Ronald Reagan, Republican The year 1986¬†was a moderate change of power … Continue reading

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