DAY'S END ROUNDUP

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.


OTHER SOURCES:

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.