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House Republicans balk at "fiscal cliff" deal


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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks with House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to a meeting with House Republicans on the ''fiscal cliff'' budget deal on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 1, 2013. Washington's last-minute scramble to step back from a ''fiscal cliff'' ran into trouble on Tuesday as Republicans in the House of Representatives balked at a deal to avert a budget crisis. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts