Rep. Cynthia Lummis

An unidentified man dressed as Santa Claus speaks outside the U.S. Capitol before making his way to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office on Dec. 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Fiscal Cliff Is Not ‘The Equivalent Of The Mayan’ Apocalypse

Some conservative House Republicans are making life difficult for Speaker John Boehner as he reaches for a “fiscal cliff” pact with President Barack Obama, insisting they will oppose a deal that increases taxes. Others, however, are giving him room to negotiate, hoping he produces something they can support.