After Leaving Politics Behind, What Next? After their last election and final term of office, many politicians go through what critics call the revolving door, signing on to lobby their former colleagues. Others join think tanks or universities. What's a former politician going to do for a living? We explore second acts in American political life.
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After Leaving Politics Behind, What Next?

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After Leaving Politics Behind, What Next?

After Leaving Politics Behind, What Next?

After Leaving Politics Behind, What Next?

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After their last election and final term of office, many politicians go through what critics call the revolving door, signing on to lobby their former colleagues. Others join think tanks or universities. What's a former politician going to do for a living? We explore second acts in American political life.

Guests:

Tom Scully, lawyer, Alston & Bird; former head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Leonard Pfeiffer, Washington executive headhunter; many clients have past experience in the federal government