Pilot reports seeing drone as he was landing at JFK

An Alitalia Airlines pilot reports seeing a drone near JFK Airport in New York as he was landing Monday Full story

The political genius of Rand Paul's drone filibuster

Like Willie Nelson, Kentucky’s junior senator has united peaceniks and warmongers, and plenty in between Full story

Senate bill would reduce rank of drone medal

Congressional opposition continues to grow to a Pentagon decision to create a new medal for drone operators that ranks higher in precedence than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Full story

Drone memos deal leads to CIA nominee approval in Senate

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA after winning a behind-the-scenes battle with the White House over access to a series of top-secret legal opinions that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens. Full story

Rand Paul conducts filibuster in opposition to John Brennan, Obama’s drone policy

One of the oldest and most storied traditions of the Senate made a sudden return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday when a junior senator seized control of the chamber with an hours-long ­filibuster involving rambling speeches aimed at blocking a vote on President Obama’s choice to lead the CIA. Read full article >> Full story

Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination over drone policy

As Washington, D.C., sat frozen on Wednesday by a promised snowstorm that failed to show, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul ground Congress to a halt in a rare show of congressional protest made famous by Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” The Republican lawmaker on Wednesday made good on his promise to conduct an ...

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