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  • Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington on Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Obama had a private lunch with Mr. Ryan, House Budget Committee chairman, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat and ranking member on the panel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  • House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 15, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill as House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (left), California Republican, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, look on. (Associated Press)

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  • "We have a moral imperative ... to stand up and do what is necessary to fix this country," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said of his budget proposal that reduces government spending by $5.8 trillion over the next 10 years. (Associated Press)

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  • OPPOSING VIEW: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, will present his party's counterpoints to the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

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