What Will The History Books Say About The 2010 Midterms?09:26
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In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama makes an election night phone call to Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who will most likely be the next House Speaker, from the Treaty Room in the White House. (AP)
In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama makes an election night phone call to Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who will most likely be the next House Speaker, from the Treaty Room in the White House. (AP)

What is it about presidents and midterms? Bill Clinton lost both houses of Congress in 1994. The same thing happened to George W. Bush in 2006. Yesterday, a Republican wave swept over President Barack Obama, giving the GOP control of the House and slicing into the Democrat's advantage in the Senate. Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, joins us to put the 2010 mid-terms into historical perspective. His latest book, "Jimmy Carter," is part of "The American Presidents Series."

This segment aired on November 3, 2010.

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