Senator's marathon talk-fest blocks CIA nominee in protest of drone policy

Senate Democrats pushed for confirmation of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director before Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., began a lengthy speech on the legality of drone strikes on U.S. soil. Full story

Navy Seeks Drone Program at Point Mugu

Amid a national debate on the use of military drones on U.S. soil, the Port Hueneme City Council voted to support the Navy’s plan to move production of unmanned aircraft to Ventura County. Photo Credit: Alan Radecki Full story

Feinstein Says Administration to Provide Drone Strike Documents

White House officials have agreed to let the Senate intelligence committee see legal opinions justifying the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens, according to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the panel’s chairman. Full story

Paul hits pro-drone Republicans

They’re “on the wrong side of history,” he says. Full story

What Do Rand Paul’s Drone-I-Buster Fans Actually Want?

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been earning a hero’s plaudits from conservatives , and varying degrees of qualified praise from liberal media types , for his 13-hour talking filibuster of prospective CIA Director John Brennan ‘s nomination. The “Fili-Blizzard,” as some are calling it, is the culmination of a bipartisan effort to wring as ...

Holder does not rule out scenario of drone strike on U.S. soil

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday stopped short of entirely ruling out a scenario in which a drone strike would be ordered against an American citizen on U.S. soil. Full story

RNC Chairman: Rand Paul's filibuster 'completely awesome'

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus weighed in with enthusiasm on Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster over the possibility of drone strikes on U.S. soil. “Listen, I think it was completely awesome,” he told the Des Moines Register during a visit to Iowa. “I was excited about it myself, I couldn’t go to bed. I’m ...

AG Holder Wants More Transparent Drone Policy

Attorney General Eric Holder said on March 6 that more transparency is needed in the administration’s controversial drone program and hinted that President Barack Obama agreed. Full story

Academy of Model Aeronautics Expresses Concern over “drone” incident at JFK

Members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world’s largest recreational model aviation association with headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, expressed concern over the report by an Alitalia pilot of a drone sighting over Long Island while on approach to JFK International Airport. AMA standards require that model aircraft not interfere with and remain well ...

McCain calls Paul, Cruz, Amash 'wacko birds'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is continuing to criticize his fellow Republicans for their filibuster of incoming CIA Director John O. Brennan over drone policy. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McCain referred to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wackos.” Read full article >> Full story