DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Big brother isn’t watching

The Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen writes that the "chilling effect" of increased surveillance by the Department of Justice on the press has only produced the opposite—more leaks.

Leaking secrets a way to empower terrorists?

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael B. Mukasey thinks Americans are delusional for thinking their information is being misused by the NSA.

Gang of Eight fails on every front with immigration reform

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) writes in the Los Angeles Times that the immigration reform plan put forth by the Senate takes jobs and pays from American workers, undermines enforcement and fails to live up to the promises made by its sponsors.

Immigration reform never looked stronger

Jonathan Chait in New York magazine argues that Republicans in both the Senate and the House are beginning to cave on immigration reform.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House maintains that Congress was briefed on NSA program

The White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended President Obama’s statement that all members of Congress were briefed on the NSA phone program, according to The Hill's Justin Sink.

HRC on Twitter

The Hill’s Daniel Strauss reports that the former Secretary of State and self-described “pantsuit aficionado” Hillary Clinton sent out her first tweet on Monday.