Charles Krauthammer: Rewrite rules of warfare

In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul’s now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen – you, a good citizen of Topeka to whom POTUS might have taken a ...

Conservatives Have No Idea Where They’re Going And CPAC Reflects This

he largest annual gathering of right-leaning activists reflected the uneasy period of transition and reinvention that the entire conservative movement has been experiencing since the election of President Obama in 2008. The Conservative Political Action Conference, though it skews younger and more northern, is still a reflection of where the Republican Party is headed. Full ...

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard concerned with Rep. Tom McMillin’s drone-restricting bill

A Rochester Hills lawmaker has introduced a bill that would limit law enforcement’s use of unmanned drones — and the Oakland County Sheriff would like to have had some input on its formulation. Full story

Environment: New Florida water quality plan flawed

Measures don’t meet Clean Water Act requirements By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Watchdog grous are characterizing a proposed Florida water quality plan as a give-away to polluting industries, creating even more loopholes to spew sewage, manure, and fertilizer into Florida waters, according to watchdog groups who sued the state and federal government in 2008 ...

Louisville top overall seed in NCAA tournament

Good luck filling out those brackets. The No. 1 seeds are set for the NCAA tournament, but very little has gone as expected in this college basketball season. Full story

Senator Drafts Bill To Restrict Drone Use By Law Enforcement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)-State lawmakers are pondering legislation that would put a leash on the eye in the sky. Sen. Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville)… Full story

Drone policy attacks heart of Constitution

WASHINGTON – A month before Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., made his courageous filibuster against the administration’s drone policies, Rep. Jerrold Nadler signed a strong letter to President Obama demanding to know what is going on. Full story

Clock runs out on effort to regulate use of drones – Mon, 18 Mar 2013 PST

SEATTLE – Despite having support from Democrats, Republicans, civil liberties advocates and those concerned over government intrusion, a measure regulating the use and purchases of drones by state agencies and … Full story

More questions than answers on legality of Obama administration's drone program

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama promises to explain in greater detail U.S. policy on the use of armed drones. Full story

Rand Paul Wins 2013 CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

(CNN) — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. Paul won with 25% of the vote and finished slightly ahead of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. In third place … Full story