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President Obama, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, said he will push again for corporate tax increases that Congress failed to enact because "I continue to believe I'm right." (Associated Press)

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A 1903 advertisement provided by The Advertising Archives via Library of Congress shows a 1903 advertisement for La Parle Obesity Soap, that "never fails to reduce flesh" and was selling at a pricey-for-then $1 a bar. A look back at diet history shows what hasn't changed is the quest for an easy fix. (AP Photo/The Advertising Archives via Library of Congress)

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Rep. Lamar Smith says both sides are "big boys" who didn't need Congress to "referee every business dispute." (Associated Press)

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Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is calling for increased spending to protect members of Congress and their staffs following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (Associated Press)

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SOLIDARITY: Members of Congress and staffers gather outside the Capitol on Monday to observe a moment of silence for Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of the shooting rampage Saturday. (Associated Press)

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SOLIDARITY: Members of Congress and staffers gather outside the Capitol on Monday to observe a moment of silence for Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of the shooting rampage Saturday. (Associated Press)

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SOLIDARITY: Members of Congress and staffers gather outside the Capitol on Monday to observe a moment of silence for Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of the shooting rampage Saturday. (Associated Press)

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Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right), Virginia Republican, and incoming House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, look across the House floor during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.

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** FILE ** Members of the U.S. House of Representatives take their oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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HAMMER TIME: Newly installed House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, displays the parliamentary gavel that he will wield in the 112th Congress, which convened Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California hands the gavel to the new House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during the first session of the 112th Congress, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California addresses the House after giving newly elected House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes away tears as he waits to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during his acceptance speech on Jan. 5 at the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio takes the oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House members take their oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio delivers the oath of office to Republican members of the House of Representatives during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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House Speaker-desigante John Boehner of Ohio greets House members during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)