The Resource Fighting for common ground, Olympia Snowe, (electronic resource)

Fighting for common ground, Olympia Snowe, (electronic resource)

Label
Fighting for common ground
Title
Fighting for common ground
Statement of responsibility
Olympia Snowe
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Language
eng
Summary
An outspoken centrist, Senator Snowe stunned Washington in 2012 when she announced she would not seek a fourth term and offered a sharp rebuke to the Senate, citing the dispiriting gridlock and polarization. After serving in the legislative branch at the state and federal levels for forty years, including eighteen years in the US Senate, she explained that Washington wasn't solving the big problems anymore. In this timely call to action, she explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, Senator Snowe proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington, most notably through a citizens' movement to hold elected officials accountable. Senator Snowe recounts how the tragedies and triumphs of her personal story helped shape her political approach. Born in Maine, Senator Snowe was orphaned at nine and raised by an aunt and uncle. When she was twenty-six, her husband, a Maine state representative, was killed in a car accident. Already dedicated to public service, she ran for and won her husband's seat. Fighting for Common Ground includes anecdotes from throughout Snowe's career and addresses her working relationships with Presidents Reagan through Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy, Majority Leader Bob Dole, and many others, as well as her involvement with the most talked-about legislative challenges of recent decades: the country's response to 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis, the Affordable Care Act, the debt ceiling debacle, and much more. Drawing on the lessons she's learned as a policymaker and the frustration she shares with the American people about the government's dwindling productivity, Senator Snowe passionately argues that the government has now lost its way, shows how this happened, and proposes ways for the world's greatest deliberative body to once again fulfill its mission
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Midwest
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PerformerNote
Read by Pam Ward
Target audience
adult
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Fighting for common ground, Olympia Snowe, (electronic resource)
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Fighting for common ground, Olympia Snowe, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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MWT10935424
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (10hr., 09 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781470897635
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital.
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MWT10935424
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • remote
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10935424
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  • (Sirsi) MWT10935424
  • MWT10935424
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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