MSNBC Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews has had quite the career in politics, climbing up the ladder as high as the chief of staff to speaker of the house Tip O’Neill, known for his principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. In his new book, Tip and The Gipper: When Politics Worked, Matthews recounts a time when he says the aforementioned political pair used their opposing views to get things done.

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