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Can Olympia Snowe 'Fight for Common Ground' outside Congress? Maine Republican Olympia Snowe served in elected office for 40 years, including three terms in the US Senate. Last year, she declined to run for re-election on the ground that extreme partisanship had rendered what used to be called "the world's greatest deliberative body" unable to perform its governing functions under the Constitution. Now she says she can serve the country better from outside than inside, and she's written Fighting for Common Ground : How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress about what might be done. Snowe says she "can understand why so many Americans are fed up with government."
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Is America turning its back on the world? President Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the United Nations — and he's not alone. But, will proposed cuts in US contributions be counterproductive to America's role in the world and to national security?