Olympia talks with Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz about ways to overcome partisan gridlock in Washington.
July 1, 2014


Olympia, along with Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, sit down to talk with ABC New’s Jeff Zeleny following the release of the Bipartisan Policy Center Commission on Political Reform’s recommendations for reforming our government
June 30, 2014


Voice of America host Carol Castiel talks with Olympia about our polarized government and recommendations to reverse the dysfunction
June 28, 2014


Olympia visits the Diane Rehm Show to talk about bipartisan efforts to reduce government gridlock and reform money in politics
June 26, 2014


Olympia appears on the Andrea Mitchell Report to discuss the new bipartisan reform report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center
June 25, 2014


Olympia, as Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and co-chair of the Commission on Political Reform, spoke to Sirius XM Radio’s Tim Farley about her life post-Senate, her work with the Commission, and the upcoming release of the Commission’s recommendations.
June 20, 2014


Olympia explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise at Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center”
December 12, 2013


Olympia addresses the Springfield Public Forum, talking about her book, ‘Fighting for Common Ground’ and ways to combat the gridlock gripping Washington”
November 6, 2013

Olympia sits down with Julie Mason of SIRIUS/XM radio to talk a bit about addressing the gridlock in Congress and her book “Fighting for Common Ground.”
July 8, 2013


Olympia joins The Daily Rundown guest host Kristen Welker to discuss her new book, Fighting for Common Ground, offering advice for reforms in the Senate and her criticisms of the health care law.
May 28, 2013


Olympia talks with Patrick Gavin of Politico about her new book and her “can-do” plan for fixing Congress.
May 22, 2013


Olympia sits down with A.B. Stoddard, guest host of C-SPAN’s “After Words,” to talk about her book, Fighting for Common Ground
May 21, 2013


Standing room only at Olympia’s talk on “Fighting for Common Ground” at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
May 20, 2013


Olympia joined Andrea Mitchell to explain why the partisan divide is sharper than ever in Washington, D.C. and why Americans must speak up and demand bipartisanship.
May 20, 2013


Olympia appeared on the Travis Smiley show to weigh in on why Washington isn’t solving the big problems and to offer solutions from her book, Fighting for the Common Good.
May 20, 2013


Olympia sits down with the women of The View to talk about Fighting for Common Ground
May 16, 2013


Olympia talks with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show about Accountability Review Boards, Benghazi, and her new book, Fighting for Common Ground
May 15, 2013


Olympia talks about her new book, Fighting for Common Ground, with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends
May 15, 2013


Olympia stayed at the studio after her appearance on Morning Joe to film an exclusive web interview.
May 14, 2013


Olympia visited Morning Joe to talk about her new book.
May 14, 2013


Olympia sat down with PBS’s Charlie Rose to talk about her life, her new book, and her outlook on the American political system.
May 13, 2013


Olympia talks with Piers Morgan about her new book “Fighting for Common Ground” on Piers Morgan Live.
May 13, 2013


Olympia stopped by NPR’s Morning Edition to talk about her new book “Fighting for Common Ground.”
May 13, 2013


Olympia talks with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and the roundtable at “This Week” about Congress, polarization, and her new book “Fighting for Common Ground.”
May 12, 2013


Olympia joined Judy Woodruff on PBS to talk about what prompted her retirement and how she’s working to resolve the bitter divide in American politics.
April 2, 2013


Olympia appears on CNN to discuss how bipartisanship can be encouraged in Congress.
April 2, 2013


Olympia joins WSJ’s Wendy Bounds on Lunch Break to discuss President Obama’s inaugural address and why she says Congress is too partisan.
January 22, 2013


Olympia talks with CNN’s Ali Velshi about the impending Fiscal Cliff.
December 28, 2012


After a nearly four decade career in public service, Olympia delivers her final speech on the floor of the United States Senate
December 13, 2012


Olympia tells The Post’s Ed O’Keefe why she’s leaving Congress after thirty years and what her future in politics looks like
December 11, 2012


Olympia appears on CNN to discuss how the fact that both sides are talking about the “fiscal cliff” is in itself a good sign and might even be cause for limited optimism.
December 10, 2012


Olympia speaks with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell on the Fiscal Cliff debate and the way for Republicans to forge a path forward.
December 7, 2012

Olympia on CNN’s News Room discussing the inability of lawmakers to reach common ground because they’ve followed political interests instead of the best course for country

November 19, 2012

Olympia appears on Face The Nation to talk about the need to work across the aisle in the Benghazi investigation and on the fiscal cliff

November 18, 2012

Olympia appears on NBC Nightly News to talk about the “Fiscal Cliff”

November 8, 2012

Olympia talks with Anderson Cooper about her decision and what’s preventing compromise

November 8, 2012

Olympia appears on Andrea Mitchell Reports to talk about the “Fiscal Cliff” and how crucial it is that Congress find consensus on a solution during the lame duck session

November 8, 2012

Olympia appears on 60 Minutes with other members of the Senate – both past and present – to talk about a U.S. Senate that is bogged down in partisan gridlock

November 4, 2012

Olympia speaks to hundreds at Stamford’s Ferguson Library about the degradation of civility in Washington D.C.

October 19, 2012

Olympia’s personal introduction to her new Website, OLYMPIA’s List

October 1, 2012

Senator Snowe on the political gridlock and manufactured crisis of Congress

CNN – September 21, 2012

Senator Snowe on how Congress has made it difficult to resolve major issues

MSNBC – February 29, 2012

Senator Snowe on how Senate procedures are blocking progress

Morning Joe – July 24, 2012

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