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Bipartisan Gestures

When their party has taken a drubbing in midterm elections, presidents have used their State of the Union addresses to pledge their cooperation with the opposition in Congress.

Seats lost by the president's party in the House and Senate:

 

Sources: UCSB American Presidency Project; Vital Statistics on Congress contributed to this article.

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