FROM THE BLOGS:
The future of the GOP
The American Conservative’s Patrick J. Buchanan discusses the future of the GOP — and, in his eyes, it doesn’t look good.
Paul says push back
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), writing for The Washington Times, thinks Americans should defend their freedoms against government surveillance.
Right should take a step back in criticism of NSA
The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson thinks members of the right are being too hard on the NSA.
We had a warning
The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf says we should have listened to Russ Feingold’s warnings over parts of the Patriot Act.
House passes controversial defense bill
The House passed a defense bill Friday that strips commanders’ ability to overturn guilty verdicts in military sexual assault cases. The Hill’s Jeremy Herb and Pete Kasperowicz report.
Farm bill vote on the books
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) scheduled a vote for a five-year farm bill to be some time next week, according to The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson.