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Former Nixon Administration official says it's time for a new political party: The Moderate Majority

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(Editor's note: This interview was first broadcast on November 14, 2013)

Polls following last month’s partial federal shutdown make it pretty clear: Americans are tired of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapproved of the shutdown. Fifty-seven percent of Americans were angry with the way Democrats handled the shutdown. In total, eight in 10 Americans say they oppose the shutdown.

With neither party fairing well after October’s debacle, one professor is thinking outside the two-party lines for a solution. Dr. Marina Whitman is a public policy professor at the University of Michigan and under President Richard Nixon, became the first woman to serve on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Whitman is proposing the creation of a new party: The “MM” party.

Listen to full interview above.

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