Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a press conference regarding 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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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a press conference regarding negotiations on the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)