Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), Nevada Democrat, followed by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (left), Illinois Democrat, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), Nevada Democrat, followed by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (left), Illinois Democrat, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)