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This episode of Whistlestop visits 1982, 1986, 1994, 2006, and 2010, when former sitting U.S. presidents all scrambled to respond to displeasing midterm election results.
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson.