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Trent Lott, Tom Daschle on bridging the intractable partisan divide




"Crisis Point" by Trent Lott and Tom Daschle
Bloomsbury Publishing

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Partisan gridlock has become an unfortunate feature of American politics.

Of course, it wasn’t always like this. Two of Washington’s most seasoned political wheelers and dealers -- former Senators Tom Daschle (D) and Trent Lott (R) know a thing or two about getting things done, despite being on opposite sides of the aisle.

In the new book, “Crisis Point,” the senators lay out the factors contributing to this climate of political polarization and offer solutions to get Congress and our government unstuck.

Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle will be talking about their book, “Crisis Point,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Santa Monica with KPCC’s own Patt Morrison. Click here for more information.

Guests:

Trent Lott, former U.S. Senator (R-Mississippi) between 1989 and 2007. Coauthor of the book, “Crisis Point: Why We Must - and How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America” (Bloomsbury Press, 2016)

Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senator (D-South Dakota) between 1987 to 2005. Coauthor of the book, “Crisis Point: Why We Must - and How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America” (Bloomsbury Press, 2016)