Drone reported over JFK Airport

A pilot with Alitalia called into air traffic control around 1:15 Monday afternoon while on final approach to Kennedy. Full story

Drone memo release wins Senate support for Obama nominee

President Obama’s decision Tuesday to show lawmakers secret legal documents justifying the use of drones to kill suspected terror leaders won new support for his top counterterrorism adviser to be become the next CIA director. Two Democrats and one Republican on the Senate intelligence committee said that thanks to Mr. … Full story

Sen. Paul brings needed drone debate to the fore: Opinion

When Sen. Paul Rand filibustered John Brennan’s nomination to be the new director of the CIA for 13 hours the Wednesday (and night), it was more than just great political theater. Full story

One Drone Missing; Reward Offered. Please Contact FBI

Yesterday we noted the somewhat startling confession of @NYCAviation investigating a four-engined small aircraft (or drone) at JFK. Today we get the confirmation as the FBI “seeks public assistance in identifying, locating, unmanned aircraft and operator.”   Perhaps this?   Via FBI, On Monday, March, 4, 2013, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the pilot of Alitalia ...

Brown opposes use of drone strikes against citizens

Springfield — Following a 13-hour filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), State Representative Adam Brown (R-Champaign) filed a resolution Thursday opposing th Full story

Rand Paul Won, Now What?

Rand Paul declared victory Thursday when his 13-hour filibuster forced Attorney General Eric Holder to answer his question of whether the government can kill by drone an American citizen now engaged in combat on American soil. (“The answer to that question is no,” Holder said.) On Fox News, Paul celebrated, literally saying, “Hurray!” John Brennan ...

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