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Olympia Snowe

The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Olympia Snowe; Cost of Mammograms; State of Friendship

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) says a partisan atmosphere in Washington inspired her not to run for re-election. She talks about her recommendations for moving beyond the divide in Congress and her approach to politics in her new book, Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. Plus: Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, returns to discuss the data on the cost of mammograms collected with WNYC. Then, a report on the “State of Friendship”; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald discusses one person’s life featured on today’s obit page.

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Sen. Snowe Stresses Bipartisanship Among Women

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Called a pioneer on Capitol Hill and a champion for a host of women’s issues, Sen. Olympia Snowe was honored for her lifetime’s achievement, even as many see her departure as evidence of the ongoing erosion of moderate women voices left in the Republican party.

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Senate Tables Blunt Bill on Women’s Healthcare

Thursday, March 01, 2012

After more than a day of intense scuttle over the contraception debate, the Senate defeated a bill that would govern women’s access to birth control and other preventive health care services. Lawmakers voted 51-48 to table the bill. 

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The Takeaway

Senator Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Reelection

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In a surprising move, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced on Tuesday that she will not pursue a fourth term in November. One of the three Republicans to support president Obama's 2009 stimulus package, Snowe cited the senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Her departure is yet another sign that moderates are less influential in D.C.

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Opinion: Political Climate Hotter, with Less Snowe

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Her retirement adds yet another great moderate to the pile of those who have left Capitol Hill citing deep partisan rancor.

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