House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)