Senate Confirms John Brennan as CIA Director

Senator Rand Paul’s nearly thirteen hour filibuster may have started a conversation about U.S. drone policy, but it didn’t stop John Brennan from becoming CIA Director. Senators voted to 63 – 34 to elevate President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser at the White House to lead… Full story

Was a Drone Flying Over Brooklyn Yesterday? [UPDATE: The FBI Is On The Case]

# drones The idea of drones over New York City have inspired art projects and a rap song . Now they may be a reality too. The FAA is investigating a report from an Alitalia passenger jet of a drone spotting over Brooklyn, as he approached JFK airport in Queens. “We saw a drone, ad ...

Why Americans—and everyone else—will want drones in the skies

When Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old captive in an Alabama bunker, a drone was monitoring from overhead. The 65-year-old had snatched the child from a school bus after killing the driver. As the hostage … Full story

AeroVironment: Drone Maker's Shares Hit The Wall On Q3 Miss

AeroVironment shares have nose-dived Wednesday morning after the maker of military drones posted results for the fiscal third quarter ended January 26 came in well short of Street estimates. Full story

Rand Paul Filibuster: Democrats Absent From Drone Rambling, But Might Not Be Sleeping

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

VIDEO: Sen. Wyden Vows to Declassify Information About Drone Warfare

Sen. Ron Wyden has been at the forefront of efforts to get information on the Obama administration’s controversial drone program. Full story

How to Make a Filibuster Cameo Cool — and Work for You in 2016!

When Rand Paul used an old-fashioned filibuster to draw attention to President Obama’s drone program on Wednesday (and into Thursday), his fellow maybe-2016 candidates saw an opportunity for themselves: to draw attention to their own brand. This is most obvious in their choice of pop culture references that, while not always relevant to the question of ...

Lawmakers seek curbs on police power to use drone aircraft

Rapidly advancing drone technology packing the latest surveillance tools into affordable and lightweight machines could help police do their jobs more effectively and with greater safety. Full story

Deal on Drone Documents Opens Path for Brennan as Panel Backs Nomination

The confirmation prospects for John O. Brennan to become CIA director got a boost Tuesday with Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein announcing that the administration would supply her panel with additional legal opinions on the targeted killing of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. The committee then approved his nomination Tuesday afternoon in a closed ...

Anti-Drone Filibuster Tops 11 Hours

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launches into an old-fashioned filibuster — and is joined by other lawmakers trying to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about President Obama’s authority to kill Americans with drones. WATCH LIVE: Senate Filibuster of Brennan Nomination Most Memorable Filibusters in US History White House Criticized ...