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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……

House votes to send child nutrition bill to President Obama

House Democratic leaders set a vote Thursday to give final congressional approval a bill that would enable more poor children to receive free meals at school, raise the nutritional quality…

House censures Rep. Charles Rangel in 333-79 vote

In the final minutes as the votes were tallied on the board above him, Rep. Charles B. Rangel stood alone, his mouth open, watching the count rise. After 21/2 years…

McCain Questions Pentagon on Repeal of Gay Ban

The senator cited the concerns of some combat forces about repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Read more……

Congress Approves Child Nutrition Bill

The bill expands the school lunch program and sets new standards to improve the quality of school meals. Read more……