As Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate, prepare for battle in the next two years, two men who held those posts in the last decade say there are ways to improve the tone in Washington. Trent Lott, who served as the Republican leader from 1996 to 2002, and Tom Daschle, who was his Democratic counterpart from 1994 to 2004, offered similar advice in separate interviews after last week’s bitterly contested midterm elections. Talk privately and often, they said. Don’t dwell only on the most contentious issues. And skip all those flights home.
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