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The Fiscal Cliff Deal That Almost Wasn't

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, discussed the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2012.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, discussed the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2012. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File)

House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday.

It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

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