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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) leaves with Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) after a House Republican Conference meeting October 21, 2015 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Rep. Ryan said he is open to running for Speaker of the House if the GOP will unify behind him.

Speaker-in-Waiting Paul Ryan Abandons Opposition to Big-Spending Budget Deal

Paul Ryan’s previous criticism of the deal to his Republican colleagues was quite pointed, including a declaration that the process “stinks.” But now he expresses optimism that the deal will include “meaningful reforms to strengthen our safety net programs, including significant changes to bolster Social Security,” and fund the military, as well as providing an opportunity to “return to regular order in our budget process.” His evaluation has been upgraded from stinky to “some good, some bad, and some ugly.”