Boehner takes first step to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

House Speaker John A. Boehner offered the first olive branch Wednesday to avert the looming "fiscal cliff."

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

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