House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) leaves after speaking at a press conference on the fiscal cliff negotiations at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) leaves after speaking at a press conference on the fiscal cliff negotiations at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)