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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a closed-door Republican strategy session, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner has been caught up in a monumental struggle over taxes and spending aimed at keeping the country from taking a yearend dive over the "fiscal cliff." President Barack Obama is tugging Boehner one way in pursuit of a budget deal, while conservatives yank the other way, some howling that the speaker already is going wobbly on them and turning vindictive against those in his party who dare disagree. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. With time growing short and no "fiscal cliff" progress evident, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner set face-to-face negotiations for late Thursday at the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, where he accused President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner uses a chart to make a point on Capitol Hill on Thursday. He and President Obama are locked in talks to try to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner uses a chart to make a point on Capitol Hill on Thursday. He and President Obama are locked in talks to try to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters following a closed strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives Dec. 12, 2012, for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for President Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives Dec. 12, 2012, for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for President Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, leaves his office Dec. 11, 2012, and walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is pursued by reporters as he walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said President Barack Obama is slow-walking talks to avoid the fiscal cliff, and hasn't outlined spending cuts he's willing to support as part of a compromise. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is pursued by reporters as he walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said President Barack Obama is slow-walking talks to avoid the fiscal cliff, and hasn't outlined spending cuts he's willing to support as part of a compromise. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, leaves his office Dec. 11, 2012, and walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, leaves his office Dec. 11, 2012, and walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Dec. 7, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the pending "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., left, and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)