Eric Holder: Drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil are legal

Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against and American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Full story

DECLARING VICTORY: Rand Paul Gets Assurance From Holder on Drones

Letter from Holder to Sen. Paul on Drone Authority Brennan Confirmed to Lead CIA VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul on Impact of Marathon Filibuster VIDEO: Old Time Filibuster OPINION: Rand Paul’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World Full story

Congress Gets Its Drone Memos, and Obama Gets His CIA Director

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to vote in favor of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director after it was announced that the committee finally got more access to the White House’s legal memos about drone attacks. The Obama administration has so far resisted all calls to share their confidential legal arguments that were ...

Citing drone policy, Paul filibusters CIA pick Brennan

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. Brennan still could be confirmed as early as this afternoon, as Paul is speaking at lengt … Full story

Bill requiring drone warrants in Arizona gutted

PHOENIX — Police in Arizona remain free to use drones — assuming they have them — to spy on people. Full story

Senators Question Holder Over U.S. Drone Program

Attorney General Eric Holder went to Capitol Hill today to answer questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on everything from guns to Wall Street prosecutions, among other topics. One prominent issue transcended partisan divides: senators’ demand for more information about the U.S. use of drones in a targeted killing program for terrorists. Full story

Pilot spots drone near New York airport

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) — Federal aviation officials say they are looking into a report a drone aircraft was spotted by a commercial pilot who was landing at a New York City airport. Full story

Rand Paul Gets His Answer on Drones: 'No'

Attorney General Eric Holder has answered Sen. Ran Paul’s question of whether the government can use a drone to kill an American citizen on American soil if that person is not engaged in combat: “The answer is no.” Holder gave the answer in a letter to Paul, which White House spokesman Jay Carney read out ...

U.S. drone strikes on citizens hotly debated

There was a heated debate in the Senate on Wednesday over when and where the president can order the killing of U.S. citizens designated as enemy combatants. Full story

Pilot Reports Drone Flew Close to Jetliner Near J.F.K.

An Alitalia pilot arriving from Rome on Monday afternoon told air traffic controllers that he had spotted a small unmanned craft as he approached John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. The sighting is being investigated. Full story