THE NSA AND THE GOP….I think the NSA’s domestic spying program has a good chance of becoming a serious wedge issue in the Republican Party. There’s a group of hardcore conservatives who find the program unsettling on ideological small government grounds, and another group who find it unsettling because it’s exposed George Bush’s apparent contempt for other branches of government (“we have all the legal authority we need,” says Dick Cheney). Put ’em together and there’s a significant minority within the party who really aren’t very happy about this.

Here’s the latest evidence.

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