Senate clears Brennan as CIA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Brennan won Senate confirmation Thursday to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee’s credentials to lead the spy agency. Full story

Ohman's shrugs at threats to liberty

Re “Drone over D.C.” (Editorial Cartoon, March 7): I didn’t think I could be more app Full story

Jones: Paul a civil liberties hero and civil rights villain

Van Jones says that Senator Rand Paul was a hero for civil liberties in challenging excessive executive power and the drone program Full story

Why Obama is losing the drone war

The flurry of attention to the issue has caught the White House by surprise. Full story

Senate confirms Brennan for CIA after drone delay

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Senate approved John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday after… Full story

The Wonderful World of Drones

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 standoff dominated cable-news coverage for days in early February, authorities used the drone to scan the crime scene nearly continuously ...

Watch: Rand Paul Filibusters American Drone Policy

The senator spoke non-stop for nearly 13 hours straight. Full story

As drone use grows, so do privacy, safety concerns

Works by an obscure Armenian-American abstract impressionist discovered in a Long Island garage… – 8:24 am Full story

Brennan confirmed for CIA after drone delay

The U.S. Senate approved John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday after a Republican senator ended his delay of the vote earlier in the day. Full story

House orders Pentagon to disclose domestic drone use

The Pentagon operates drones abroad that are armed with sophisticated sensors, Hellfire missiles, and laser-guided bombs. The House of Representatives wants to know if they’re used at home. Full story