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House Republicans balk at "fiscal cliff" deal

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JOSHUA ROBERTS

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

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
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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. Washington's last-minute scramble to step back from a recession-inducing "fiscal cliff" shifted to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday after the Senate approved a bipartisan deal to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts. REUTERS/Joshua...more

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. Washington's last-minute scramble to step back from a recession-inducing "fiscal cliff" shifted to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday after the Senate approved a bipartisan deal to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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MARY 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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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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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) departs the senate floor with an aide after a senate vote in the early morning hours at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) departs the senate floor with an aide after a senate vote in the early morning hours at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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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. 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. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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JONATHAN ERNST

U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) (left) reads notes about a possible deal in the Senate as he and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) (center) stand for separate television interviews at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) (left) reads notes about a possible deal in the Senate as he and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) (center) stand for separate television interviews at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama discusses 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 discusses 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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Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) is questioned by media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) is questioned by media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
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Former U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA), who was on a tour, greets U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) (right) as he waited for a television interview at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Former U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA), who was on a tour, greets U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) (right) as he waited for a television interview at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) (left) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) (left) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A man walks past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A man walks past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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