Just a day after national elections shifted the American political landscape, Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's ready to consider more revenue to avert the fiscal cliff - a combination of automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks that economists say could deal the recovering economy a crippling blow. (November 7, 2012)
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