John Brennan confirmed as CIA director, but filibuster brings scrutiny of drone program

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) forced Washington slightly off its axis Thursday after he filibustered President Obama’s pick to head the CIA. The rare “talking filibuster” generated extraordinary scrutiny of the Obama administration’s drone-strike program and revealed some surprising divisions and alliances on Capitol Hill over the president’s anti- terrorism tactics overseas. Read full article >> ...

Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday. Full story

Editorial: U.S. denies a role in two drone strikes, creating a mystery

In early February, news trickled out of Pakistan’s remote tribal belt of two lethal drone strikes that killed up to nine people, including two senior leaders of al-Qaida. Full story

Rand Paul's drone filibuster shakes up Republicans

Sen. Rand Paul’s 12-plus hour filibuster was never going to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan to be CIA director, and indeed the full Senate voted, 63 to 34, Thursday afternoon to approve Mr. Brennan as the nation’s next spymaster. Full story

Rand Paul Brings Drone Debate to the Forefront of the American Political Scene

Chris Mills discusses Rand Paul’s view on drones and his filibuster of John Brennan. read more Full story

State Sen. Robert Hedlund makes push for drone bill

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director over the Obama administration’s use of drones to target American terror suspects gave state Sen. Robert Hedlund an opening on Thursday to trumpet his own drone concerns.  Full story

Monroe County plans to buy police drone

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:18:31 GMT The Associated Press The Monroe Police Department may be using a drone aircraft soon…. Full story

Drone Warfare Debate Continues in Ethics & International Affairs

The escalating use of drone warfare by the Obama administration is the setting for a re-examination of the just use of force in the latest issue of the journal Ethics & International Affairs (EIA), published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. … Full story

City Council in NC approves buying drone for police department

The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera. Full story

Drone debate arrives in Montana Legislature

HELENA – Montana lawmakers are busy debating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. Full story