Responding to Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster concerns, Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama swore to uphold the Constitution and would not use drone strikes on Americans on American soil. Full story
An Alitalia pilot told authorities a small drone flew within 200 feet of his aircraft about three miles from Kennedy Airport. Full story
The Pentagon’s newest military honor, symbolized by a two-inch bronze medallion, has sparked fierce debate over the nation’s growing corps of drone pilots and cyberwarriors and how to commend their service, which happens far from an actual battlefield. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, approved by Defense… Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as the Obama administration’s next Central Intelligence Agency director, overcoming concerns expressed by Republicans and some Democrats about the administration’s use of lethal drone strikes. After the administration clarified its drone policy, Republican Senators allowed the Senate to vote on Brennan’s confirmation, which he … ...
As the U.S. government draws up plans to use surveillance drones in domestic airspace, opposition to what many consider an unwarranted and significant invasion of privacy is mounting across the country, from rural Virginia to techopolis Seattle. Although officials debate anti-drone legislation at federal, state and local levels, one man is fighting back with high-tech ...
Springfield — Following a 13-hour filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), State Representative Adam Brown (R-Champaign) filed a resolution Thursday opposing th Full story
When Sen. Paul Rand filibustered John Brennan’s nomination to be the new director of the CIA for 13 hours the Wednesday (and night), it was more than just great political theater. Full story
A pilot with Alitalia called into air traffic control around 1:15 Monday afternoon while on final approach to Kennedy. Full story
Actress and activist Jane Fonda hasn’t tweeted in several days. Full story
One of the oldest and most storied traditions of the Senate made a sudden return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday when a junior senator seized control of the chamber with an hours-long filibuster involving rambling speeches aimed at blocking a vote on President Obama’s choice to lead the CIA. Read full article >> Full story