Meet Paul Ryan 2.0 - NationalJournal.com: "Ryan once hoped to lead by commanding sweeping changes to the federal budget. That approach made him one of the most polarizing figures in modern politics. Now, with the GOP brand badly damaged and Congress no closer to solving the nation's long-term fiscal challenges, Ryan is changing tack. His destination hasn't changed, Cole said, but he's prepared to get there "step by step."
"Nobody has to abandon their principles," Ryan told members of the budget conference when it convened Wednesday. "Instead, we need to find out where our principles overlap. We won't solve all our problems … so let's focus on achievable goals. Let's find common ground."
This was shaping up to be Paul Ryan's moment. In an unexpected way, it still could be."
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