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Both sides dig in on "fiscal cliff," but "nothing going on"

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES -...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff,"...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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