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Senate minority leader Tom Daschle talks to Diane about current events in Congress. He also discusses his new book "Like No Other Time." In it he looks back at two of the most tumultuous years in American history. He reflects on the contested Presidential election of 2000, the events of September 11th, the anthrax attacks on his office, Senator Jim Jeffords party switch, and Daschle’s two years as majority leader.
- Tom Daschle Former Senator from South Dakota.
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