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The Wake of Vanport
Among those on the hot seat: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

NSA sign(CNN) -- The House Intelligence Committee is set to question U.S. spy chiefs about accusations that the National Security Agency has tapped not only the phone calls of millions of Americans, but those of top U.S. allies.

Rules for informing president of surveillance are under review, newspaper reports

(CNN) -- The release of further allegations of National Security Agency surveillance efforts caused the Spanish government to summon the U.S. ambassador Monday, and The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House ordered a halt to some eavesdropping on foreign leaders after learning of it this summer.

Act includes billions for a project in the home state of one of the bill's negotiators

Obama budget shutdown(CNN) -- So much for a "clean" bill. The measure passed by Congress to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling also contains some goodies and gifts tucked into the 35-page bill.

The U.S. is now funded through January 15; the debt cushion is extended through February 7

Obama budgetWASHINGTON (CNN) -- The way business is done in Washington has to change to make a positive difference in the economy, President Barack Obama said Thursday as the federal government reopened for business and discussions began in Congress to reach a longer-term budget deal.

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