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How We Got Here: Senator Ben Nelson on New Book 'Death of the Senate'

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Ben Nelson, former Nebraska governor and United States Senator, discusses his new book is . In the book, Nelson chronicles his two terms in the Senate and what he sees as a demise of the concept of collaboration and bipartisanship, leaving gridlock and a war for power in their place. He outlines how we got here and his steps for returning Congress to a functional, democratic space.

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