Article Photos: Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner's 'Plan B' 1/7

FILE - In this July 30, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  President Obama and Speaker Boehner met at the White House today in search of a compromise to avert the economy-threatening "fiscal cliff."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)