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**FILE** Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, addresses the state Legislature in Helena on Jan. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/The Independent Record)

Baucus: 'Better late than never' for Obama meeting

Senate Democrats generally were tight lipped about the specifics of their lunchtime meeting with President Obama at the Capitol on Tuesday, preferring instead to describe the conversation as "optimistic" or "upbeat," or to simply tick off a list of general topics discussed.

**FILE** House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (The Washington Times)

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon: Bring back 'Hastert rule'

Rep. Matt Salmon said Tuesday he will abide by the "Hastert rule" — that no bill should advance without the support of a majority of House GOP members — after major legislation on the year-end "fiscal cliff" deal, Hurricane Sandy and a re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed the House without a majority of Republican support.