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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks to reporters Aug. 27, 2012, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)
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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks to reporters Aug. 27, 2012, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)

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