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National Perspective

Democrats may have a better Deal this time round

Barack Obama has seized the electoral momentum during the economic crisis. Barack Obama has seized the electoral momentum during the economic crisis. (Mark Lyons/ Getty Images)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / October 14, 2008

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WASHINGTON - The "New Deal coalition" that dominated American politics from Franklin Roosevelt's election in 1932 until Ronald Reagan's in 1980 was the high-point of Democratic rule. Roosevelt governed with large Democratic majorities in Congress; John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Jimmy Carter also worked with Congresses heavily weighted to the Democratic side. (Full article: 792 words)

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