House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She is joined by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., right. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Barack Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She is joined by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., right. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Barack Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She is joined by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., right. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Barack Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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