What's popular in politics today

Today's top story under this tab is, indisputably, President Barack Obama's pursuit of curbing NSA efforts on call data. CNN's Jim Sciutto  followed that line of thought to its natural conclusion: "Begs question: why did he approve in 1st place?"

Next, billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson is on the lookout for a mainstream Republican who can win in 2016. "Adelson eyes diversifying electorate, thinks Jeb Bush's Spanish fluency & Latina wife are big pluses," WaPo's Peter Wallsten summarized for us. At the same time, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown's New Hampshire bid faces history and residency questions. HuffPo's Arthur Delaney highlights the quote that makes this whole article worth your time: "'Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. 'Cause, you know, whatever,' Scott Brown actually said."

And on the other end of the spectrum, a man once bent on bringing down one Clinton is now raising up another. "Former conservative hatchet man David Brock has started an org focused exclusively on defending Hillary Clinton," explained FierceBiotech's Galen Moore.

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