The Medicare agency is abandoning changes that conservatives said would undermine its drug coverage.
The fugitive leaker, appearing by video conference, attacked virtually every corner of the national security apparatus during a Q&A session at the festival.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear from project critics and boosters, but no federal witnesses will appear.
The Kentucky Republican is the undisputed favorite at this year's conference.
NBC News/ WSJ pollsters say the midterm elections are all about turnout, which is influenced by intensity toward an issue.
Fewer young Americans call themselves Democrats, even as they move to the left.
And other political cartoons.