01/09/2013 08:58 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal: Obama Made Big Mistake In Not Keeping Biden Away From Negotiations

Because it turns out Obama made a critical if underappreciated mistake in the final hours of the back and forth: sending Joe Biden to haggle with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell once McConnell's talks with his Democratic counterpart, Harry Reid, had broken down.

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