Article Photos: Analysis: Weak House GOP seeks leverage vs. Obama 2/2

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012 photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Celebration doesn’t seem to be high on the agenda as House Republicans, their majority renewed by the voters last fall, lay the groundwork for another challenge to President Barack Obama over federal spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)