(1) First of all, it’s being called "Snoopgate". Ugh. Watergate left this country with many legacies, and I think the "-gate" suffix is one of the worst.
(2) Jonathan Alter reveals that Bush summoned the New York Times editor and publisher to the Oval Office, urging the paper not to go public with the NSA wiretapping story. Alter suggests that Bush did so because he knew it would reveal him (Bush, not Alter) to be a lawbreaker. Read the short piece here.