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        The Power Broker | James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

        Find out how Baker's experience as a practicing lawyer prepared him for negotiations and compromises on Capitol Hill. President Reagan named Baker his chief of staff, and even though Baker was less conservative than the president, his diplomacy made him ideal for the job. But tension was growing inside the White House, and Reagan's conservative team members sometimes bristled at Baker's more moderate politics.

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