Paul Ryan Will Give the GOP’s State of the Union Rebuttal


The honor of the State of the Union rebuttal is usually handed over to one of the party’s rising stars — sometimes disastrously — and Paul Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin with a reputation as a serious budget wonk, is expected to play a big role in his party’s pursuit to lower the deficit, even though Republicans have been skittish about embracing his proposals. [Caucus/NYT]