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Graham's climate chatter

The New Yorker provides insight on senator's risky bipartisan pitch

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A new feature in The New Yorker magazine unravels the inner-workings of the recent failed attempt at energy reform, including new revelations about the make-or-break, fair-weather support of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who walked away from negotiations and killed the bill.

A person involved in the negotiations told Washington corespondent Ryan Lizza that Graham wanted to get the bill as far along as possible "before Fox News got wind of the fact that this was a serious process."

The story also relates a cold spell in Graham's relationship with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over the "maverick" title. According to Lizza, McCain was "enraged" after a Time story had the headline "Lindsey Graham: New GOP Maverick in the Senate."

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