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House Speaker John A. Boehner leaves a GOP caucus meeting on "fiscal cliff" legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner leaves a GOP caucus meeting on "fiscal cliff" legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Reporters pursue Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, as he walks to a closed-door meeting with GOP members of the House as Congress in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, as Senate and House leaders rush to assemble a last-ditch agreement to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Reporters pursue Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, as he walks to a closed-door meeting with GOP members of the House as Congress in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, as Senate and House leaders rush to assemble a last-ditch agreement to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 31, 2012, as leaders in the Senate and the House face pressure to find a legislative path to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 31, 2012, as leaders in the Senate and the House face pressure to find a legislative path to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to a closed-door GOP caucus as Congress meets to negotiate a legislative path to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that could kick in Jan. 1., at the Capitol, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to a closed-door GOP caucus as Congress meets to negotiate a legislative path to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that could kick in Jan. 1., at the Capitol, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to call on House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring the House back into session immediately to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to call on House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, to bring the House back into session immediately to work on the fiscal cliff. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner told the media, "I did my part," during a press conference on negotiations on the "fiscal cliff" at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama acknowledges House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosts a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and the economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Some Democrats are calling on Speaker John A. Boehner to ignore the “majority of the majority” rule of thumb, as others have done to advance major legislation, to avert the Jan. 1 tax hikes and spending cuts. (Associated Press)

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Some Democrats are calling on Speaker John A. Boehner to ignore the “majority of the majority” rule of thumb, as others have done to advance major legislation, to avert the Jan. 1 tax hikes and spending cuts. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, second from left, departs after a House Republicans meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington. Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, departs, with reporters nearby after a House Republicans meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington. Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)