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How the 2014 midterms broke a 20-year trend

Were the 2014 midterm elections historic? Yes. Midterms are always historic when a party takes control of either the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate, as the Republicans did this go around. These midterms, however, are also historic because they broke … Continue reading

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Midterms and the Sixth Year Itch: 1938, FDR

Midterm elections often fall into a pattern where the president’s party loses seats in the U.S. House and Senate. Sometimes the American people have a six-year itch, showing their objections to the president’s policies by voting against his party in the … Continue reading

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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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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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Bush and Clinton: Midterms Six Years after a President’s Rise to Power

This year marks six years since Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Like other presidents before him who have served two terms, he faces a midterm election that could effect the rest of his presidency, especially if the Republicans change the balance of … Continue reading

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