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Obama vs. Boehner - Who Killed The Debt Deal?

Posted: 03/28/2012 1:29 pm

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President Barack Obama talks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, after attending a St. Patrick's day luncheon with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Almost immediately after the so-called grand bargain between President Obama and the Republican speaker of the house, John Boehner, unraveled last July, the two sides quickly settled into dueling, self-serving narratives of what transpired behind closed doors. In the months that followed, some of Washington’s most connected Democrats and Republicans told me in casual conversations that they didn’t know whose story to believe, or even what, exactly, had been on the table during the negotiations.

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