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  • n  the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations

  • I just don't like the notion of backroom deals," he said.
  • So the coming months will see more backroom power struggles while a lame-duck Prime Minister waits for the axe to fall.
  • One made it because he puts unsexy but important issues on the national agenda, another because his backroom negotiating turns conflict into consensus.
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  • Soccer-Real Sociedad promote Arrasate to first team coach
    MADRID, June 7 (Reuters) - Real Sociedad have promoted 35-year-old Jagoba Arrasate to be first team coach for next season, the Spanish club's president Jokin Aperribay told a news conference on Friday. Arrasate, a coach from the club's youth ranks, was part of Philippe Montanier's backroom staff last season. Frenchman Montanier rejected the chance of a contract extension with the San Sebastian ...
    June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • It ain't easy
    Creating a professional sports league is work best kept in the backroom. Pro leagues start out like a Midway carnival barker, “Step right up, ladies and gents, see Lobster Boy in his tank!” As you may recall, the august National Football League was founded in a Canton, Ohio, Hupmobile showroom.
    June 5, 2013 - San Diego Reader

  • David Lee Camp in BusinessWeek
    If the starting point for this summit is more of the same backroom deals and partisan bills, then this meeting will likely be a charade,Camp said.
  • John Boehner in AlterNet (blog)
    This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits,said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). "This week's summit...
  • Ron Wyden in Wall Street Journal
    The president goes out and says this is not acceptable and then some backroom deal gets cut to let these things get paid out anyway,said Sen. Ron Wyden, (D., Ore.), author of an earlier, alternative pay amendment, told the Associated Press.

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