Tonight Thom talks with America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, about the dangers of allowing President Obama and any future US President fast track authority on trade deals without meaningful debate or filibusters. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, passed today in the Senate, now heads to the House for a vote. Then Thom talks with Doug Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot, about his political reasons for landing on the Capitol Hill front lawn on April 15. Thom also talks with Rachel Rye Butler, Democracy Organizer for Greenpeace USA, about why her organization is getting involved in Hughes’ case. Then in tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds, Thom talks with former Senator and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell about his personal life, political career and his important role in the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland.
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