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December 20, 2012


Obama and Boehner are Still Strangers

Bloomberg: "In the Obama-Boehner relationship, there's been a golf summit (they played as a team), a birthday gift of Tuscan red wine (Obama's to Boehner), congratulatory post-election telephone calls (Boehner to Obama) and sporadic one-on-one meetings at the White House."

"Still, at a personal level, where trust resides, they remain largely strangers. The two men who hold the keys to delivering a deficit-reduction compromise to avert more than $600 billion in tax and spending increases in January are more familiar with each other as partisan foils than policy-making partners, according to people close to both who declined to be named because they aren't authorized to speak publicly about the interactions between the two leaders."












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