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Government can work again, but only when Americans support and vote for individuals who will follow the principles of consensus-building. The purpose of this website is to provide a gathering point for all of us who believe our elected officials need to put the country ahead of politics, to facilitate the distribution of news about activities taking place to further that goal, and to identify and support like-minded candidates and office holders.

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Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

The Washington Post
Posted: April 15, 2014


Are We Heading Back Toward $1 Trillion Budget Deficits?

The National Journal
Posted: April 15, 2014


How Congress became so partisan, in 4 charts

The Washington Post
Posted: April 15, 2014


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Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate In Congress

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In this timely call to action, Olympia explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, she proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington, most notably through a citizens’ movement to hold elected officials accountable.

To learn more, visit: www.FightingForCommonGround.com

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A Glass That Should Be A Lot Closer To Full

April 11, 2014

Some people see the glass as half full, others half empty. I see the glass and appreciate the portion that is filled, while wondering how exactly we can add more to bring it to capacity.

And that’s largely how we should all view our economy.

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