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Monday's must-reads from Washington

By Jerry Zremski

 WASHINGTON -- WIth food stamps increasingly seeming like a political football in Washington, today's top read, from the Los Angeles Times, notes that there's a big difference among states in terms of how they encourage the poor to use the program -- or don't.

Meantime, The New York Times notes that federal employee travel is one of the main victims of sequestration.

And The Wshington Post shows that tough-on-crime politics is increasingly passe.

Finally, I must note that it's August, and the flow of news is starting to slow -- but the flow of coffee is not. That being the case, here's a top read that's far more lighthearted than usual: NPR's take on one Canadian's struggles with the lid on his Tim Horton's coffee.

 

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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