The key negotiators
Boehner's chief-of-staff: Mike Sommers
Obama's chief-of-staff: Jack Lew
Harry Reid's chief-of-staff: David Krone
Legislative laiason: Rob Nabors
Krone and Nabors have good relations with Sommers. To be sure, other players will be in the room, among them: Gene Sperling, White House chief economic adviser; Brett Loper, Boehner’s policy chief; Steve Stombres, the chief of staff for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Neil Bradley, Cantor’s policy guy; John Lawrence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., chief of staff; and Rohit Kumar, deputy chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.