Boehner loses Republican support for 'fiscal cliff' Plan B

Late Thursday, Mr. Boehner’s “fiscal cliff” Plan B collapsed when too many conservatives in his own caucus told him they couldn’t support it.

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, second from left, departs after a House Republicans meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington. Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, second from left, departs after a House Republicans meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington. Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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