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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20:  U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at his weekly news conference December 20, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner spoke on the latest development of the fiscal cliff issue and the "Plan B" that the House will vote on this evening.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20:  U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at his weekly news conference December 20, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner spoke on the latest development of the fiscal cliff issue and the "Plan B" that the House will vote on this evening.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Rep. John Boehner failed to get enough votes to pass his back-up plan to a fiscal cliff deal.

Plan B fails with fiscal cliff looming

Rep. John Boehner failed to get enough votes to pass his back-up plan to a fiscal cliff deal.