House Speaker House John Boehner of Ohio, center, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, after reporting on his private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations. "No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House" in the past two weeks, Boehner said. The “fiscal cliff” is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts worth about $670 billion that will take effect at the start of next year unless Congress and the White House agree to postpone or replace them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker House John Boehner of Ohio, center, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, after reporting on his private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations. "No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House" in the past two weeks, Boehner said. The “fiscal cliff” is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts worth about $670 billion that will take effect at the start of next year unless Congress and the White House agree to postpone or replace them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker House John Boehner of Ohio, center, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, after reporting on his private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations. "No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House" in the past two weeks, Boehner said. The “fiscal cliff” is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts worth about $670 billion that will take effect at the start of next year unless Congress and the White House agree to postpone or replace them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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