FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans as the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate the previous night waits for a vote in the GOP-controlled House at the Capitol in Washington. After Republicans and Democrats alike reluctantly shunned their core supporters and reached a bipartisan compromise to avert a fiscal crisis, there's a reasonable question to ask: Did American lawmakers actually _ for a moment, at least _ listen to the regular Joes and Janes pleading for a gridlocked Washington to get something, anything, done? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans as the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate the previous night waits for a vote in the GOP-controlled House at the Capitol in Washington. After Republicans and Democrats alike reluctantly shunned their core supporters and reached a bipartisan compromise to avert a fiscal crisis, there's a reasonable question to ask: Did American lawmakers actually _ for a moment, at least _ listen to the regular Joes and Janes pleading for a gridlocked Washington to get something, anything, done? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans as the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate the previous night waits for a vote in the GOP-controlled House at the Capitol in Washington. After Republicans and Democrats alike reluctantly shunned their core supporters and reached a bipartisan compromise to avert a fiscal crisis, there's a reasonable question to ask: Did American lawmakers actually _ for a moment, at least _ listen to the regular Joes and Janes pleading for a gridlocked Washington to get something, anything, done? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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