Can Ryan and Obama reopen the government; beat debt limit deadline?
October 11th, 2013
05:38 PM ET
10 months ago

Can Ryan and Obama reopen the government; beat debt limit deadline?

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is two for two.

The Republican from Janesville, Wisconsin, has successfully appeased House Republicans and engaged President Barack Obama in as little as 48 hours. A feat near impossible in these times of extreme partisanship.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Paul Ryan • President Obama
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  1. Tampa Tim

    Republicans have been responsible for every major economic calamity in our history, and will not be happy until they finish off destroying America.

    October 11, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  2. buongiorno

    Only if their BOTH ON THE LEVEL! YESSSS

    October 11, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Leigh Ann, is Paul Ryan seeing you on the side?

    Go to Fox. That's the place with the right-wing propaganda.

    October 11, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    "The Ryan Express chugged into the White House............................." (how dramatic)..........

    and chugged right on out with no deal. He "appeased" his cohorts by offering the same thing they had offered
    the day before. Nothing constructive.
    Keep the government shut-down and offer a cookie that will be stale in six weeks when they dream up some
    other nonsense.
    I'm not impressed, with him or this stupid story.

    October 11, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    After Ryan's embarrasing performance last year, he's looking for any avenue that will make people "think" he's intelligent enough to run for POTUS. It won't work LIAR we know all about you, the books you read and your ideas for America.

    October 11, 2013 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Lord help us all! this light weight media created intellectual of the dysfunctional party to negotiate with our president. The main problem will be his Math doesn't add up and he has proved himself that he has a strange relationship with fact and truth. How we come to this level is mind boggling.

    October 11, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    I'm not going to begrudge the guy for stepping up to the plate and acting like one of the adults in the room...but, again, it would be nice to see CNN admit (because it's pretty undeniable) that he's only doing it and it's only come to this point because Obama refused to reward a tantrum, which is the proper response when your toddler goes bananas, and the GOP/Teatrolls are starting to face the reality that the tantrum won't work the way they planned and wished it to.

    October 11, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain

    Paul Ryan is just another GOP hack trying to keep his name in the headlines. He, Cruz, Santorum ... they all have stars in their eyes and dreams of being POTUS, but at the end of the day, don't give a rat's fanny about helping our country because if they did, they wouldn't keep proposing policies that don't work.

    October 11, 2013 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. Wes

    Democrats have been responsible for every major economic calamity in our history, and will not be happy until they finish off destroying America.

    October 11, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Until somebody in the republican party with guts stands up to the crazy"s like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul not much will change
    , and most likely keep dropping in popularity .

    Ryan will always be handcuffed to the Tea Party , after all he helped create them.

    This is his Hail Mary pass towards a posable 2016 nomination.

    October 11, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    Ooooh, Eddie Munster has his "I'm-so-concerned" face on ... he's still the guy who wants to deny others in need the help his family got from the government when his dad passed away.

    I agree with Sister Simone Campbell of the Nuns on the Bus that Ryan's approach to budget matters fails "a basic moral test" because it would harm families living in poverty.

    October 11, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Let's get this whole thing done already. Everyone knows how this would end. GOP would cave in and be ashamed of themselves and ACA would survive for the 42nd time.

    October 11, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  13. Sean

    This is an absolutely mystifying article given that Ryan has consistently scuttled any attempts at serious budget negotiations going back years. The idea that he is going to be the one to get things going strikes me as fantasy. I don't understand why some members of the media are in love with him. He's an empty suit. It looks like the Senate Republicans are going to be the ones to clean up the mess, again.

    October 11, 2013 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |