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Ryan wants collaborative approach on budget talks Submitted: 11/01/2013
Washington, DC - Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin looks like he wants a collaborative approach as he starts formal talks with Democrats to reach a budget agreement by mid-December. The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee says the bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has a chance to take the first steps toward fixing problems. Trouble areas include debt and the long-term future of entitlement programs. Ryan's work on the panel could offer clues about his political future. Possibilities include climbing to the House leadership ranks or pursue a 2016 presidential campaign. The congressman is helping preside over the panel at a time of deep rifts within the Republican Party between tea party conservatives and more business-friendly, establishment Republicans. (Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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