Members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world’s largest recreational model aviation association with headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, expressed concern over the report by an Alitalia pilot of a drone sighting over Long Island while on approach to JFK International Airport. AMA standards require that model aircraft not interfere with and remain well ...
Sen. Ron Wyden has been at the forefront of efforts to get information on the Obama administration’s controversial drone program. Full story
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the White House is providing the panel with all of the top-secret Justice Department memos that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens. Full story
Attorney General Eric Holder said on March 6 that more transparency is needed in the administration’s controversial drone program and hinted that President Barack Obama agreed. Full story
Lawmakers in Congress got temporary relief on Wednesday from the never-ending domestic fiscal crises when Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, mounted an old-school filibuster that lasted almost 13 hours, delaying the confirmation of CIA veteran John Brennan, whom President Barack Obama nominated to lead the spy agency. Full story
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder has sent Sen. Rand Paul another letter clarifying the administration’s position on drone strikes on U.S. soil. Full story
AeroVironment shares have nose-dived Wednesday morning after the maker of military drones posted results for the fiscal third quarter ended January 26 came in well short of Street estimates. Full story
Eric Holder. Eric Holder has finally answered a question that has been on the minds of Senator Rand Paul and pretty much everyone who doesn’t feel comfortable about the federal government’s unchecked power to drone American citizens on foreign soil instead of capturing them and giving them a trial: Can it also do that to ...
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Republican Sen. Rand Paul engaged in a cheap political stunt when he delivered a 13-hour floor speech suggesting President Barack Obama might use drones to kill Americans on U.S. soil, two of Paul’s Republican colleagues said Thursday. Full story