Morning Must Reads: September 26

In the news: Syria; funding the government; conservative intellectual might; Janet Yellen; and what's prettier in print

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “As diplomats push for a peace conference to end Syria’s conflict, some of the country’s most powerful rebel groups publicly abandoned the opposition’s political leaders.” [NYT]
  • Boehner’s Three Budget Options, and Why They’re All Bad [TIME]
    •  “House leaders are considering two measures that could be attached to the continuing resolution. In the end, the CR could go to the Senate with one or both of them. The first is a provision to kill the 2.3 percent tax on the medical devices industry that went into effect in January…The other measure House Republicans are considering attaching to the continuing resolution is one to reverse an Office of Personnel Management decision to exempt members of Congress, their staff, and some White House employees from the provisions of Obamacare that cover people who purchase health coverage through Obamacare exchanges.” [Washington Examiner]
  • The Fall of the Heritage Foundation and the Death of Republican Ideas [Atlantic]
    • “But in their effort to repeat Reagan’s particular policies, rather than his more impressive feat of developing policies that applied conservative principles to the problems of his day, today’s Republicans risk becoming detached from the country’s real concerns.” [Weekly Standard]
    • Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low [Gallup]
  • J.P. Morgan is Discussing $11 Billion Settlement [WSJ]
  • “The handoff at the Federal Reserve from Ben Bernanke to Janet Yellen, the president’s presumptive pick for the post, will be the trickiest since Paul Volcker took over amid the double-digit inflation of 1979.” [WSJ]
  • Prettier in print