First Word: Budget battles ahead

Updated
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan  speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 27, 2013
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 27, 2013
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Is it still possible to strike a grand bargain? President Obama plans to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to keep negotiations alive. Meanwhile, House Republicans and Senate Democrats will also reveal their budgets. Previewing  his proposal, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan said his version assumes the repeal of Obamacare.

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First Word: Budget battles ahead

Updated