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Former governor says American politics have become the 'Hunger Games'

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Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman speaks during a State of the Industry update at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 16, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Here's a thought to consider: "American politics today has migrated from an NFL atmosphere to the Hunger Games." That bleak assessment came from Dirk Kempthorne at a bi-partisan conference held earlier this week at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

Attendees included former Republican senators like Olympia Snowe and Trent Lott as well as Democratic leaders like former Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Dan Glickman, former head of the US Department of Agriculture under Bill Clinton and former chair of the Motion Picture Association of America, joins the show to tell us about what came out of the conference.   

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