On Tuesday, February 12, PBS will broadcast Cliffhanger, a new Frontline documentary about the fiscal cliff.  Speaker John Boehner is interviewed, as are Obama advisers and a group of journalists, including this reporter.

This clip takes us back to the night of December 20. It was a wild scene in the Capitol basement, and for a moment, Boehner’s power was nearly crippled.

Cliffhanger will air at 8 p.m. Eastern, before President Obama’s State of the Union address. Check your local listings.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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