Death of Bipartisanship Has Killed the Washington Deal

Every time there is divided government in Washington, there is a revival — among elite journalists, think tank commentators and respectable politicians of all stripes — of a cherished idea about how business should get done in the nation’s capital: Get the most responsible adults of both parties in one room, shoo away the cameras and microphones, and don’t let the two sides come out until they have cut a deal on the most pressing problem of the day.
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President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (CNN)

Posted: Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:24pm