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Publically, they attacked one another: House Speaker "Tip" O'Neill called Ronald Reagan the host of "one big Christmas party for the rich and the president returned the favor by likening Tip to Pac-Man, "a round thing that gobbles up money." In private, they were bantering friends and sometimes partners; finding compromises to save Social Security, enable tax reforms, and forge bonds with Russia's Mikhail Gorbachev. MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews saw this strange synergy up close: For six years, he served as a top aide for O'Neill. In this stereotype-breaking book, he describes how two savvy politicians beat the Washington gridlock that we now all know so well.