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November 19, 2012


Ryan Emerges as a Power Broker

While the campaign trappings and the high profile of the national campaign are behind him, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) "now finds himself at the center of one of the biggest fiscal negotiations in a generation," the New York Times reports.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has tapped Ryan "to help strike a deal to avoid big tax increases and spending cuts by the end of the year, and to bring along fellow Republicans."

"The test will be whether Mr. Ryan -- who declined last year to sit on another Congressional committee charged with taming the deficit, in large part because doing so might have hurt his prospects for national office -- can make the transition from House budget philosopher to governing heavyweight who can help negotiate a bipartisan deal and sell it to his colleagues."












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