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Republicans, Democrats still far apart on budget compromise

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WASHINGTON -

President Obama arrived at the capitol to meet with Senate Democrats.

It's the first of three trips he'll make this week in a new push to find common ground with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

But before the president even got his foot in the door, Republican Paul Ryan unveiled a new budget blueprint that is full of things Democrats don't like, including a repeal of the president's health care law .

Ryan says his plan slashes $4.6 trillion to balance the budget in ten years, without raising taxes.

Senate Democrats will unveil their own budget Wednesday that will likely include more spending on domestic programs and tax hikes on the wealthy.

They are already slamming Ryan's plan.

Democrats and Republicans start their negotiations on familiar ground, far apart. The president is hoping he can bridge the gap during this week's meetings.

In his meetings with lawmakers the President is also expected to discuss gun control and immigration reform. In his meetings with lawmakers the President is also expected to discuss gun control and immigration reform.

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