The Rand Paul Moment Has Arrived

Weird, right? Did you know the Republican Party harbored deep civil libertarian objections to the use of drone strikes against Al Qaeda? I didn’t know that. Full story

DRUDGE: Here Come The Drone Wars…

He also signaled that the Republican Party might begin to embrace the “drone wars” and civil liberties as a crowning issue. The “new generation” of the GOP, he said, is Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, who joined Paul in the filibuster. Full story

Holder letter ignites new debate on drones

Can the president legally order a drone strike to kill an American on U.S. soil? Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. wrote this week in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that he could envision “an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate” to use such lethal force. Those words touched ...

Different kind of ‘drone’ pilot shoots aerial footage in Utah

Different kind of ‘drone’ pilot shoots aerial footage in Utah by Vince Horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 5, 2013 10:12PM MDT Chris Newman likes to fly drones, only not the kind that can wipe out a village. His “CineStar 8” octocopter is not apocalyptic but cinematic. The Utah County man flies an eight-propeller, ...

Rand Paul’s filibuster receives mixed reviews from Republicans

Members of both parties cheered on Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday during his 13-hour filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director to protest the Obama administration’s drone policy. But Paul drew a smack-down from two influential fellow Republicans Thursday who called the Kentucky lawmaker’s actions uninformed and irresponsible. Republican Sens. John McCain ...

Editorial: U.S. denies role in 2 drone strikes in Pakistan

In early February, news trickled out of Pakistan’s remote tribal belt of two lethal drone strikes that killed up to nine people, including two senior leaders of al-Qaida. Full story

Eric Holder Has a Few Words for Rand Paul

One thirteen-hour filibuster (including 350 drone mentions ) later, we’re glad that’s cleared up. And just like that, it’s over : “I’m quite happy with the answer and I’m disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it,” Paul said this afternoon on CNN. He will allow a vote ...

Rand drone comments draw fire

Republican Sen. Rand Paul engaged in a cheap political stunt when he delivered a 13-hour floor speech suggesting President Barack Obama might use drones to kill Americans on U.S. soil, two of Paul’s Republican colleagues said Thursday. Full story

Rand Paul uses 13-hour filibuster to stall John Brennan's ultimately successful nomination

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky spent 13 hours this week in an ultimately futile effort to block the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. Paul’s filibuster came on the heels of Brennan refusing to rule out drone attacks against American citizens in the United States. Under further questioning, Attorney General Eric ...

The Huffington Post's Brutal Front Page Rips The Obama Administration's Drone Policy

The Huffington Post has a shocking splash right now that takes a strong stand on the Obama administration’s drone-strike policy. The splash features photos from Noor Behram , a Pakistani photojournalist who lives in North Waziristan and has documented some of the areas where the U.S. has struck. Full story