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Paul Ryan: ‘I Really Misspoke’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union that he was wrong earlier this week when he said U.S. generals didn’t support President Obama’s Pentagon budget. “I really misspoke, to be candid with you,” Ryan said. “I was clumsy in how I was describing the point I was trying to make.” Ryan said what he meant was that the president had decided on the number $525 billion before the generals got to the budget. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey had lashed out at Ryan’s earlier comments, which called them, collectively, liars. Ryan said he has spoken to Dempsey.