Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas answers a question from a television reporter on Nov. 6 in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Rep.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., appears at a news conference with newly elected Democratic House members in Washington on Nov. 13. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House late Tuesday evening. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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The Capitol is illuminated in Washington, where the House and Senate remain in session. The two chambers will miss a deadline to avoid the "fiscal cliff" tonight, as 2013 begins. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Farmington, Pa., in June. Ann Wilkins/AP hide caption

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