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Republicans push own "fiscal cliff" plan; talks frozen

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House Speaker John Boehner makes a brief statement to the media at the Capitol in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

House Speaker John Boehner makes a brief statement to the media at the Capitol in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a media briefing about Republican plans on the pending "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a media briefing about Republican plans on the pending "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to media on a "fiscal cliff" alongside (L-R) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to media on a "fiscal cliff" alongside (L-R) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media on a "fiscal cliff" next to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media on a "fiscal cliff" next to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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