Let’s make a deal

The Senate has reached a deal with President Bush over his desire to spy at will on any American that he and the National Security Agency decides may or may not be a threat to whatever is or is not national security.

But don’t expect a vote just yet. The deal is not done and Congress needs more time before it caves in, as usual, to Bush.

Vote Is Put Off on Limiting N.S.A. WiretappingHouse Republicans scuttled a vote Wednesday on a measure that would have imposed new restrictions on the N.S.A.’s eavesdropping powers. [Washington News]