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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks from a meeting with House Republicans about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks from a meeting with House Republicans about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks from a meeting with House Republicans about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (center) departs with an aide, after a senate vote in the early morning hours, from the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (center) departs with an aide, after a senate vote in the early morning hours, from the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (center) departs with an aide, after a senate vote in the early morning hours, from the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in front of middle class Americans while in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in front of middle class Americans while in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012....more

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in front of middle class Americans while in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House in Washington November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks out to discuss the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out to discuss the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out to discuss the negotiations with Capitol Hill on the looming fiscal cliff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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