By Erik Wasson – 10/23/13 06:00 AM ET
Washington is wondering: Will Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cut a deal?
Ryan faces a crucial moment in his political career as the formal House-Senate budget conference gets underway.
Those who want to see a deal — a group that includes deficit hawks, appropriators, defense and farm lobbyists — say the popular House Budget Committee chairman can bargain.
They argue that if anyone could sell a compromise to the restive House GOP, it is Ryan, and say there is enough wiggle room to do a deal. Continue reading “Will Ryan cut a deal?”