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The White House tells Senate Democrats it will take the lead in these negotiations. President Obama invites you to the White House for a meeting with him, his top aides, and Vice President Joe Biden. You bring Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for backup.

When you arrive, Obama says he'd like to talk to you alone for a minute.

"Mr. President, with all due respect there are parts of the Republican conference that need to be represented here," Cantor grumbles. "We need to listen to the American people and the message they sent in --"

Obama cuts him off: "I know, Eric. I just wanted a word with the Speaker before we get going."

He holds open the Oval Office door, smiling at you.

Do you:

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Chris Good is an associate editor and online politics writer for The Atlantic. Alex Hoyt does story research for The Atlantic and illustrations for TheAtlantic.com.

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