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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks Nov. 7, 2012, at the Capitol in Washington about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks Nov. 7, 2012, at the Capitol in Washington about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The first post-election test of wills could start next week when Congress returns from its election recess to deal with unfinished business ó including a looming "fiscal cliff" of $400 billion in higher taxes and $100 billion in automatic cuts in military and domestic spending to take effect in January if Congress doesn't head them off. Economists warn that the combination could plunge the nation back into a recession. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, here with daughters Sasha and Malia, faces a “fiscal cliff” crisis that must be worked out with Congress before January. (Associated Press)

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Canisius College political science professors Kevin Hardwick (left), a Republican, and Michael Haselswerdt, a Democrat, say there’s a viable chance that the presidential candidates could split the electoral votes 269-269, leaving Congress to elect the nation’s president and the Senate to choose the vice president. (Canisius College)

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Canisius College political science professors Kevin Hardwick (left), a Republican, and Michael Haselswerdt, a Democrat, say there’s a viable chance that the presidential candidates could split the electoral votes 269-269, leaving Congress to elect the nation’s president and the Senate to choose the vice president. (Canisius College)

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** FILE ** Then-Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai puts on his glasses during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, who is running for re-election in Maryland's sixth district in a tight race against Democrat John Delaney, makes phone calls to undecided voters from the Bartlett for Congress victory office in Montgomery Village, Md. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, has held his seat in Congress for 20 years, but Democratic challenger John Delaney is poised to oust him from office in the redrawn 6th Congressional District. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, has held his seat in Congress for 20 years, but Democratic challenger John Delaney is poised to oust him from office in the redrawn 6th Congressional District. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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In this 2011 photo provided by Altschuler for Congress, businessman Randy Altschuler poses for a photo, in Smithtown, N.Y. Altschuler will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Timothy Bishop, to represent New Yorkís First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing Communist Party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

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GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is running for re-election to Congress in Wisconsin, where he is facing Rob Zerban. (Associated Press)

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Even as Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano was telling Congress the fusion centers were a success, two internal government reports found “serious problems” with them, according to the report. (Associated Press)

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Even as Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano was telling Congress the fusion centers were a success, two internal government reports found “serious problems” with them, according to the report. (Associated Press)

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Even as Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano was telling Congress the fusion centers were a success, two internal government reports found “serious problems” with them, according to the report. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this March 11, 2012 file photo, then-Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai puts on his glasses during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)