On this week's episode of the WBEZ political podcast The Best Game in Town, historian Rick Perlstein helps us explore the comparisons between Presidents (and Illinoisans) Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. Perlstein wrote a recent article for Newsweek on the topic.
This is not the first time that Democrats have lost their Congressional footing. During President Clinton’s first term, Newt Gingrich famously led a Republican revolution and took over Congress in 1994.
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois said she'll vote for Nancy Pelosi to be the Democratic House Minority Leader.Schakowsky said she thinks Pelosi has been one of the most effective speakers in the history of Congress.