Editorial: U.S. denies a role in two drone strikes, creating a mystery

In early February, news trickled out of Pakistan’s remote tribal belt of two lethal drone strikes that killed up to nine people, including two senior leaders of al-Qaida. Full story

NC city approves drone for police department

Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for the police department. Full story

Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday. Full story

NC police department plans to buy drone

Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for the police department.      The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera.      City officials say detailed policies will be in place before they use the drone. Officials expect to ...

John Brennan confirmed as CIA director, but filibuster brings scrutiny of drone program

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) forced Washington slightly off its axis Thursday after he filibustered President Obama’s pick to head the CIA. The rare “talking filibuster” generated extraordinary scrutiny of the Obama administration’s drone-strike program and revealed some surprising divisions and alliances on Capitol Hill over the president’s anti- terrorism tactics overseas. Read full article >> ...

Drone politics, bike taxes and budgets: My OPB Friday politics chat

We covered a lot of ground — from rules on drone attacks to taxes on bicycles — in my regular Friday politics chat on Oregon Public Broadcasting. If you missed it, you can catch it here. Full story

N.C. police department plans to buy drone

MONROE, N.C.  Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for its police department. The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera. Full story

Monroe City Council OKs $44,000 drone for police department

MONROE, N.C. — Monroe’s City Council has given its police department approval to buy a “mini drone,” a type of military technology whose expanded use around the nation is drawing increased scrutiny from Washington politicians and civil libertarians. The council on Tuesday approved spending $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini drone, ...

Drone outrage appropriate – Fri, 08 Mar 2013 PST

You could say that a filibuster occurs when a senator drones on and on. The problem with the U.S. Senate was that there were too few senators speaking about drones this week. President Barack Obama’s controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday afternoon by a Senate ...

Drone debate arrives in Montana Legislature

HELENA – Montana lawmakers are busy debating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. Full story