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Olympia Snowe’s farewell from the Senate

When Olympia Snowe gave her farewell address to the Senate last week it signaled not only the end of a long, distinguished political career but ominously for the nation, the possible end of an era in US politics.

Snowe was part of a centrist group of senators from both parties who worked together on issues and did not always vote the way their party leaders desired.

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