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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives Dec. 12, 2012, for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for President Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (Associated Press)
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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives Dec. 12, 2012, for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for President Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (Associated Press)

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