President Obama invites Paul Ryan to lunch

Paul Ryan dines

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The president has been busy making dining arrangements with members of the opposite party.

After Wednesday evening’s supper with top GOP senators was widely publicized, POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush reported that President Obama invited Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, to the White House for lunch on Thursday.

Obama, who has always regarded Ryan as one of the leading intellectual forces of the opposition, has also invited the committee’s ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). The idea for the chat-and-chew came during an extended phone conversation between Obama and Ryan earlier this week.

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5 thoughts on “President Obama invites Paul Ryan to lunch

  1. KB Cook says:

    Ryan – watch your back!

  2. Vicki says:

    Well I guess I can cross another Rep. off my list.I wonder how much Obummer paid him.

    1. Faith says:

      Ryan isn't going to fall for his crap.

  3. Jan says:

    MY question is WHY isn't he inviting the Democrats from the Senate for his parties? The Republicans have passed numerous bills that sit on Harry Reid desk! This is all showmanship so he can say "I sat down with the republicans" and they still are protecting "the weathliest Americans". The only difference is he do not allow a photo shoot this time!

  4. Jan says:

    We shall see, but I do not hold out ANY hope of Obama using this lunch and last nights dinner for anything more than a political ploy.

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