Public Programs

Across the Aisle with Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on "Crisis Point"




Across the Aisle public program in the full scale reproduction Senate chamber with former Senators and Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle

The Institute was proud to welcome Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) for the first Across the Aisle of 2016. Senators Daschle and Lott sat down for a bipartisan discussion on their book “Crisis Point,” which highlights the current state of politics in Washington and across America. The discussion was moderated by journalist Mike Barnicle.

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