U.S. House Speaker Boehner listens to a question while speaking with reporters in the Capitol in Washington

 
U.S. House Speaker Boehner listens to a question while speaking with reporters in the Capitol in Washington
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to a question while speaking with reporters in the Capitol in Washington December 13, 2012. Congressional leaders and the Obama administration are attempting to negotiate a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" and work toward a deficit reduction package in the next session of Congress that begins in January. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque