National Headlines 12-16-13

Boehner, Ryan lobby Senate GOP on budget plan (Politico)

Machiavelli With Malaprops (Politico)

Packed schedule to test bipartisanship (The Hill)

Obama a ‘corporatist’ says Schweitzer (The Hill)

Are members of Congress honest? Poll says nope (USA Today)

Sen. Lamar Alexander’s fired chief of staff Ryan Loskarn to be released on bail (Politico)

Paul Ryan wins Iowa poll! What’s that mean for 2016? (Christian Science Monitor)

Budget Deal Lauded by Lawmakers Belies U.S. Fiscal Rigors (Bloomberg)

NSA official raises possibility of amnesty for Edward Snowden (Washington Post)

Judge: Unions Can Appeal Detroit Banktruptcy Ruling (Fox News)

LDS Church, US Government Swap Positions on Polygamy (Religion Dispatches)