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Boehner should use ‘open rule’

Opinion: Reaching out to the other side will reveal where legislators actually stand on the issues. Read more……

Remaking a School Lunch

How school lunches would change. Read more……

On Washington: In Arms Treaty Tussle, What Would Reagan Do?

The debate over the New Start treaty with Russia has become a proxy fight over the legacy of the nation’s 40th president. Read more……

Fiscal Plan Is Expected to Fall Short of Votes

The proposed overhaul of taxes and spending could expose a divide among Congressional Republicans over how to address the nation’s debt. Read more……

National Briefing | NORTHWEST: Alaska: Murkowski Allowed a Voice in Suit

A state court judge is allowing Senator Lisa Murkowski to intervene in the lawsuit that her Republican rival, Joe Miller. Read more……

Congressional Memo: Some Democrats Count on ‘Millionaires’ Strategy on Tax Cuts

Democrats consider brandishing “tax cuts for millionaires” in the way Republicans once hit them with “death tax.” Read more……

National Briefing | Washington: Former G.O.P. Official Gets Prison for Embezzlement

Christopher J. Ward was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for stealing political funds. Read more……

Cross Section of Rich Invested With the Fed

Hundreds of wealthy but lesser-known investors participated in the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending program. Read more……

Government reports violations of limits on spying aimed at U.S. citizens

The federal government continues to violate legal limits on spying aimed at U.S. citizens under a 2008 law that overhauled surveillance of electronic communications, according to previously secret internal government…

Arizona Cuts Financing for Transplant Patients

Budget cuts ended payments for certain transplants, a decision that amounts to a death sentence for some patients. Read more……