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Fmr. Sen. Tom Daschle: ‘Bob Dole understood the importance of compromise’

Former U.S. Senators Alan Simpson (R-WY) and Tom Daschle (D-SD) join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the life and legacy in public service of Senator Bob Dole, who passed away on Sunday. “Bob Dole understood the importance of compromise,” says Daschle. “Compromise is the oxygen of democracy, and Bob Dole provided a lot of oxygen over those years he was in in Senate leadership.”Dec. 6, 2021.
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Former majority leader Tom Daschle’s urgent message for Congress: ‘We've got to see compromise’

Tom Daschle knows a thing or two about bipartisanship. The longtime former lawmaker served as senator from South Dakota beginning in 1987, and the typically red state continued to re-elect the Democrat in each election until 2004. Daschle was — for a brief, two-week period — Majority Leader during an evenly divided, 50-50 split Senate in January 2001, and again from June 2001 - January 2003.
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Tom Daschle, Tom Ridge: Pipeline hack reveals America's vulnerability to biological attack

The attack on the Colonial Pipeline and the spread of COVID-19 reveal troubling vulnerabilities. We should prepare for cyber and biological attacks. The effects of the ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and disrupted East Coast gasoline supplies have eased. But as frustrating as that cyberattack was to consumers and business operators, consider this: Much worse things could damage critical infrastructure.