DOG BITES MAN, PART CCLXI….So how are moderate Republicans doing these days? Still planning to show some spine by investigating the NSA’s domestic spying program? If you guessed that they’d eventually cave in to pressure from the White House, you guessed right:

Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it.

….”It’s been a full-court press,” said a top Senate Republican aide who asked to speak only on background ? as did several others for this story ? because of the classified nature of the intelligence committees’ work.

Everyone who is surprised by this turn of affairs please raise your hand.

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