Wonkbook: Waiting for hints of the Fed’s next move

Signals on the Fed’s rate-hike timing are ahead this week from Yellen.

House votes to rein in NSA ‘back door’ surveillance powers

House passes funding bill amendment blocking funds for some spying activities.

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House votes to curb NSA ‘backdoor’ U.S. data searches

The amendment to the defense spending bill faces uncertainty in the Senate.

Where are civil liberties Republicans on suspected Benghazi ringleader?

Will they push back on calls that he be shipped off to Gitmo?

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In House GOP leadership elections, the establishment way prevails

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Ideology had little to do with the House GOP leadership elections.

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Kevin McCarthy moving quickly in race to succeed Eric Cantor

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Relying on allies, the House whip is asserting momentum and hoping to seal the deal quickly.