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 ...
The senator’s talkathon failed to make the White House come clean about drone strikes Full story
The US drone program raises serious ethical concerns – particularly about accountability and due process. Congress, with support from President Obama, must develop new oversight rules to ensure that US values are safeguarded. Full story
If it wasn’t bizarre enough to hear Shakespeare, Patton, Jay-Z, and Wiz Khalifa quoted on the Senate floor this morning, Sen. Rand Paul’s nearly 13-hour old-school filibuster on drone warfare exposed this jarring irony: A constitutional scholar who rode his antiwar views to the White House stands defiantly to the right of the GOP — ...
For all his blubbering and ranting during an old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday on the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director , Sen. Rand Paul did raise a valid issue. Full story
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 13 hours after he started, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ended a dramatic, old-fashioned filibuster early Thursday… Full story
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