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Boehner blunders by offering Obama a serious plan

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House Republicans are in a tough spot. If they do nothing, the federal government will go over what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke first called the "fiscal cliff." In 2013, taxes will automatically rise by more than $450 billion, defense spending will be ratcheted down by $24 billion, and the U.S. economy will likely slip into recession. To make matters worse for the Republicans, current...

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