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**FILE** Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (left) listens as President Obama speaks following a meeting at the White House in Washington on Dec. 7, 2011. President Obama warned congressional Republicans that he would reject any effort to tie extraneous issues to an extension of the payroll tax cut, including the approval of an oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada. (Associated Press/The Canadian Press)
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**FILE** Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (left) listens as President Obama speaks following a meeting at the White House in Washington on Dec. 7, 2011. President Obama warned congressional Republicans that he would reject any effort to tie extraneous issues to an extension of the payroll tax cut, including the approval of an oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada. (Associated Press/The Canadian Press)

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