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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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