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
The Huffington Post has a shocking splash right now that takes a strong stand on the Obama administration’s drone-strike policy. The splash features photos from Noor Behram , a Pakistani photojournalist who lives in North Waziristan and has documented some of the areas where the U.S. has struck. Full story
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican critic of the Obama administration’s drone policy mounted a self-described filibuster Wednesday to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan to take over as director of the CIA. Full story
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky spent 13 hours this week in an ultimately futile effort to block the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. Paul’s filibuster came on the heels of Brennan refusing to rule out drone attacks against American citizens in the United States. Under further questioning, Attorney General Eric ...
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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
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate cleared the way for confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA on Thursday after the Obama administration bowed to Republican demands and specified limits on the president’s authority to order drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. Full story
One thirteen-hour filibuster (including 350 drone mentions ) later, we’re glad that’s cleared up. And just like that, it’s over : “I’m quite happy with the answer and I’m disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it,” Paul said this afternoon on CNN. He will allow a vote ...
Pledging to speak “until I can no longer speak,” Kentucky Republican Rand Paul on Wednesday launched a Senate floor filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director. Full story