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House passes fiscal cliff compromise

UPDATED: In a surprise late night vote, the House passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, concurring with the agreement negotiated in the Senate.

The vote was 257-167 -- a bipartisan vote, though it was led overwhelmingly by Democratic support.

Among Republicans, the vote was 151-86 against the compromise. John Boehner and Paul Ryan were among the minority of Republicans who supported the compromise; Eric Cantor voted no. That led to immediate speculation among pundits that Boehner's position as speaker of the House could be in doubt in the next Congress.

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