Did Paul Ryan just throw in the towel on 2016?

President Obama likes the terms of a Ryan-brokered compromise. Conservatives, not so much.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may have prevented another government shutdown by brokering a small budget deal. In doing so, though, he may have also prevented himself from winning the GOP presidential nomination come 2016.

The budget agreement unveiled this week would undo $63 billion of sequester-mandated budget cuts over the next two years and raise annual spending to just above the $1 trillion mark. Savings would be split between defense and non-defense spending, with additional revenue coming from modest fee increases.

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