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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R)(R-OH) attend a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R)(R-OH) attend a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R)(R-OH) attend a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) (R-OH) reacts to a question from a reporter as he arrives for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) (R-OH) reacts to a question from a reporter as he arrives for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) (R-OH) reacts to a question from a reporter as he arrives for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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