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December 13, 2012 5:15 AM
Christmas Gift to Hillary? Joe Biden sidelined
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Politico reports:

Vice President Joe Biden walked the halls of Congress and hosted top-level talks at Blair House during the last fiscal showdown.

This time, he’s roaming the aisles of Costco.

It’s a stark shift in responsibilities for the vice president, who has been asked to hold off — for now — on leveraging his Capitol Hill connections and to leave the negotiating to his boss.

Biden’s new role is a product of President Barack Obama’s decision to streamline fiscal cliff negotiations between himself and House Speaker John Boehner, the two sides’ clear sticking points and Obama’s increased post-election political clout.
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