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What kinds of conversations about extreme partisanship do you hope the commission will start?

Part 1

Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS); Dan Glickman, former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture; Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education (R) and President and CEO, Margaret Spellings and Company; Kurt L. Schmoke, former Mayor of Baltimore (D) and Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University; and Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute, speak to their hopes for the commission. Watch the video 

Part 2

Molly Barker, Founder, Girls on the Run; Chris Marvin, Managing Director, “Got Your 6” and CPT (US Army, Retired); Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation; and Charles Gonzalez, former U.S. Representative (D-TX), speak to their hopes for the commission. Watch the video

Part 3

Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women’s Business Owners; and Mark Gearan, Presdient, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and former Director, Peace Corps, speak to their hopes for the commission. Watch the video

Americans agree there is extreme partisanship in DC, but is it present in the country as a whole?

Part 1

Dan Glickman, former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture; Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS); and Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute discuss.
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Part 2

Kurt L. Schmoke, former Mayor of Baltimore (D) and Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University; Antonia Hernández, President and CEO, California Community Foundation; Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator (R-ME); and Reihan Salam, lead writer, National Review, discuss. Watch the video 

Do you believe the current level of extreme partisanship in Washington is harming America?

Part 1

Kurt L. Schmoke, former Mayor of Baltimore (D) and Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University; Dan Glickman, former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture; Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS); and Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute, discuss. Watch the video 

Part 2

Jennifer M. Granholm, former Governor of Michigan (D); Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator (R-ME); Floyd H. Flake, former U.S. Representative (D-NY) and Pastor, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral; Henry Bonilla, former U.S. Representative (R-TX); Charles Gonzalez, former U.S. Representative (D-TX); and Dirk Kempthorne, former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and U.S. Senator (R-ID); President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers, weigh in. Watch the video 

Can you point to moments in the past where parties came together while retaining their ideals?

Part 1

Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS); Kurt L. Schmoke, former Mayor of Baltimore (D) and Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University; and Dan Glickman, former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture, weigh in. Watch the video 

Part 2

Victoria Kennedy, Co-founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate; and Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, discuss moments where the two parties came together.
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How is the Commission on Political Reform working to change attitudes towards public service?

Eric L. Motley, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and Vice President, the Aspen Institute; and Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, discuss the Commission’s work.
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What can the average citizen do to reduce extreme levels of partisanship?

Part 1

Dan Glickman, former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture; Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education (R) and President and CEO, Margaret Spellings and Company; Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute; and Kurt L. Schmoke, former Mayor of Baltimore (D) and Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University, discuss ways Americans can reduce extreme levels of partisanship. Watch the video 

Part 2

Karen Hughes, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller; Victoria Kennedy, Co-founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate; Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners; and Eric L. Motley, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and Vice President, the Aspen Institute, weigh in. Watch the video

Is the nominations process contributing to dysfunction in Washington?

Mark Gearan, Presdient, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and former Director, Peace Corps; Eric L. Motley, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and Vice President, the Aspen Institute; and Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, weigh in. Watch the video