House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters outside the White House on March 1, 2013, following a meeting with President Obama and Congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters outside the White House on March 1, 2013, following a meeting with President Obama and Congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)