Attorney General Holder promises more openness about drone attacks (+video)

In his State of the Union message last month, President Obama promised that “in the months ahead, [he would] continue to engage with Congress to ensure not only that our targeting, detention, and prosecution of terrorists remains consistent with our laws and system of checks and balances, but that our efforts are even more transparent ...

Rand’s Drone Filibuster Delays Senate’s Vote on Brennabn

A Senate vote to confirm John Brennan as CIA director was delayed by a filibuster, as Republican Senator Rand Paul demanded that the Obama administration pledge it won’t use drones to attack Americans on U.S. soil without an “imminent threat.” Full story

Smith slams 'stupid' filibuster

He calls the drone question a “distraction” from the real issues facing the country. Full story

City Council unanimously approves drone aircraft

The Monroe City Council unanimously approved funding for drone aircraft. Full story

Rand Paul 'happy' with drone response

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul ended his quest Thursday to block a vote on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director after he received an answer from the Obama administration about his question on drones. Paul’s decision to back down cleared the way for a final Senate vote this afternoon, and the chamber ...

Alitalia Pilot Saw Unmanned Drone Aircraft Near JFK Airport

A pilot for Alitalia said that he saw an unmanned drone as he approached the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 1:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the commercial pilot’s claim of seeing the small unmanned aircraft. He says that he saw the drone when he was ...

The President Can Drone You Under Certain Circumstances, Obviously

Eric Holder. Eric Holder has finally answered a question that has been on the minds of Senator Rand Paul and pretty much everyone who doesn’t feel comfortable about the federal government’s unchecked power to drone American citizens on foreign soil instead of capturing them and giving them a trial: Can it also do that to ...

White House Responds To Rand Paul: Obama 'Has Not And Would Not Use Drone Strikes' On Non-Hostile Americans

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder has sent Sen. Rand Paul another letter clarifying the administration’s position on drone strikes on U.S. soil. Full story

Senator says White House is providing drone memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the White House is providing the panel with all of the top-secret Justice Department memos that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens. Full story

Yes, Obama Can Probably Order Drone Strikes in the US

Ordinary Americans, and even most lawmakers, know very little about the country’s controversial use of drone strikes overseas. Full story