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Americans equate Washington, D.C. with politics. But the underpinnings of government remain intangible complicated & tangled networks fleetingly exposed during election years. Clift & Brazaitis uncover the interlocking relationships on Capitol Hill. First they note the key positions: the pollster, lobbyist, committee chairman, opposition leader, member of Congress, chief of staff. The authors offer anecdotes about players from opposite sides who, perceived by the public as enemies, meet secretly. They reveal the deft maneuverings that fuel the aspirations of the politicians &, in turn, somehow make our democracy work. Photos.