Sen. Rand Paul ended his day-long filibuster at 12:38 a.m. Thursday, almost 13 hours after he began speaking. The Kentucky Republican tried to stall a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan. Full story
Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard Law School, joins Michael Shure to discuss the legal debate over using drones in the United States and abroad. – WATCH VIDEO Full story
Calling for transparency on drone policy – WATCH VIDEO Full story
Libertarian Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director, a proxy to rail against the Obama administration’s drone policy, created a remarkable torrent of praise from right-leaning America on media platforms large-scale (Fox News) and small-bore (hundreds of conservatives and libertarians on my Facebook and Twitter feed took to the social networks ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama does not have the authority to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil if the citizen is not engaged in combat. Full story
Even liberal-leaning Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave Sen. Rand Paul praise for filibustering in a quest for answers on drones. “Drone oversight is one [issue] certainly worth kicking up a fuss for,” the comic said on his Wednesday evening broadcast. Mr. Stewart also commended the Kentucky Republican for his … Full story
Sen. Rand Paul’s epic 13-hour speech-turned-filibuster on the Senate floor yesterday raised serious – and valid – concerns about the US drone program. Mr. Paul’s remarks delayed the vote to confirm John Brennan as CIA director, but as it turns out, Mr. Brennan also values transparency and accountability. Though he is known as the architect ...
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) today introduced legislation to prohibit drone killings of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they do not represent an imminent threat. Full story
The Rand Paul filibuster was all about drone strikes against US citizens on American soil. Rand Paul wanted to use the John Brennan CIA confirmation as a soapbox to make a point on due process laws in the United States. This talking filibuster was espoused by people like Jon Stewart and many on the TwitterSphere ...
PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would have required law enforcement agencies in Arizona to get search warrants before using unmanned aircraft to gather evidence will be amended to instead create a study committee on drone use, the sponsor said Thursday. Full story