How to Make a Filibuster Cameo Cool — and Work for You in 2016!

When Rand Paul used an old-fashioned filibuster to draw attention to President Obama’s drone program on Wednesday (and into Thursday), his fellow maybe-2016 candidates saw an opportunity for themselves: to draw attention to their own brand. This is most obvious in their choice of pop culture references that, while not always relevant to the question of ...

Lawmakers seek curbs on police power to use drone aircraft

Rapidly advancing drone technology packing the latest surveillance tools into affordable and lightweight machines could help police do their jobs more effectively and with greater safety. Full story

Deal on Drone Documents Opens Path for Brennan as Panel Backs Nomination

The confirmation prospects for John O. Brennan to become CIA director got a boost Tuesday with Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein announcing that the administration would supply her panel with additional legal opinions on the targeted killing of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. The committee then approved his nomination Tuesday afternoon in a closed ...

Anti-Drone Filibuster Tops 11 Hours

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launches into an old-fashioned filibuster — and is joined by other lawmakers trying to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about President Obama’s authority to kill Americans with drones. WATCH LIVE: Senate Filibuster of Brennan Nomination Most Memorable Filibusters in US History White House Criticized ...

Brennan Confirmed as CIA Director

Senator Rand Paul’s nearly thirteen hour filibuster may have started a conversation about U.S. drone policy, but it didn’t stop John Brennan from becoming CIA Director. Senators voted to 63 – 34 to elevate President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser at the White House to lead… Full story

Citing drone policy, Paul filibusters CIA pick

Pledging to speak “until I can no longer speak,” Kentucky Republican Rand Paul on Wednesday launched a Senate floor filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director. Full story

Senate moves toward CIA nominee vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate cleared the way for confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA on Thursday after the Obama administration bowed to Republican demands and specified limits on the president’s authority to order drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. Full story

Drone Denials, Inside the God Particle, and the Rise of Amazon Primetime

Behind the New York Times pay wall, you only get 10 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we’re taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count. Full story

Paul blocks Brennan’s nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican critic of the Obama administration’s drone policy mounted a self-described filibuster Wednesday to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan to take over as director of the CIA. Full story

Filibuster brought candid discussion of drones

Re “Drone over D.C.” (Editorial cartoon, March 7): I was disturbed by Bee editorial cartoo Full story