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Allan Lichtman, is pictured in his office at American University in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2012. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Allan Lichtman, is pictured in his office at American University in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2012. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Two stories are dominating the news today. President Obama has selected a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and the 2016 presidential race is moving into its next phase after big wins by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the latest round of primaries yesterday.

How does moment in time fit into the nation's historical narrative? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with historian Allan Lichtman of American University.

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This segment aired on March 16, 2016.

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