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The Incredible Shrinking Budget Talks

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Ryan is among the many politicians who don’t expect the White House talk of a “balanced” plan requiring new revenue as part of a long-term budget blueprint that would replace the sequester and tackle the nation’s long-term debt challenges is doable.

And even if there were a deal replacing the sequester in the short-term, Senate Republican aides wondered if Ryan would be able to sell the higher spending levels to the House GOP.

Meredith Shiner contributed to this report.

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