Obama Invites Paul Ryan to Lunch at the White House

Still looking for a compromise on the budget


President Obama has invited GOP vice presidential candidate and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to lunch today, a senior administration official confirmed.

As with Mr. Obama's recent flurry of phone calls and dinner Wednesday with Republican senators, the luncheon topic with Ryan is pursuit of a so-called grand bargain on deficit reduction—one that would include tax and entitlement reform.