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A Wish List for Congress in 2012: Counting down the top 10 ways Congress could improve its performance in the new year.

December 29, 2011 at 10:45AM by Jim DiPeso | comment While Congress is temporarily consumed with payroll tax conniptions, the season of good cheer is as good a time as any to share a Top 10 list of things we'd like to see happen on Capitol Hill in 2012. Let's do this in reverse order, David Letterman style. 10. Kindergarten teachers descend en masse onto the Hill to refresh their former students' memories about critical life lessons: You have to share and you can't have your way all the time. 9. Congress resumes passing wilderness bills, starting with legislation that has bipartisan support in California, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Michigan, and Tennessee . 8. Lawmakers realize the Antiquities Act works just fine as a remarkably effective tool for protecting rare natural and historic treasures, and decide to leave it the hell alone. 7. Lawmakers realize that retaining prot...

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