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  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Poll shows huge support for Rand Paul’s filibuster stance on drone attacks

    03/25/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 5 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3 25 2013 | staff
    When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered for nearly 13 hours two weeks ago, he had the American people on his side. A new Gallup poll shows a huge majority of Americans — 79 percent — supported Paul’s position that drone strikes should not be used on American soil against Americans suspected of terrorism. Just 13 percent say it would be okay. Americans also don’t support drone strikes against any suspected terrorist on American soil (25 percent support, 66 percent oppose) or against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism abroad (41 percent support, 52 percent support). In fact, the only circumstance under...
  • Two Sides of Rand Paul: Not a wacko, but at times off-base.

    03/16/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/16/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    After listening to Rand Paul speak at National Review’s Washington office, Bob Costa concludes that the senator is leading one side of what is “nothing less than a fight for the soul of the GOP on foreign policy.” Let’s hope so. Whether what emerges is also a conservative foreign policy depends as much on which Senator Paul wins as on whether he wins. If it is the Rand Paul who perceived the common hegemonic denominator between Soviet totalitarianism and Islamic-supremacist totalitarianism in a provocative speech at the Heritage Foundation last month, there is cause for optimism. Not as hope-inspiring is...
  • Senator Rand Paul Comes of Age

    03/14/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When Senator Rand Paul took to the floor of the United States Senate the morning of March 6 he really -- as they say -- may have made a difference. It is a difference in our awareness of the issues facing the country. It is a difference in our perception of the man who is leading the country, President Barack Obama. It might even have been a difference in the direction the country will go. Will it continue on its melancholy path toward statism or will it follow the course of freedom as laid out by the Founding...
  • Eleanor Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government" (barf alert!)

    03/10/2013 7:06:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • WaPo has drastic change of heart about traditional filibuster after Sen. Rand Paul actually does one

    03/10/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:47 pm on March 8, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    The Washington Post editorial board, Jan. 16, 2013: The editorial is entitled, “Progress in the Senate,” and praises tweaks made to Senate filibuster rules by Sens. Reid and McConnell while also noting the need for further reform. Among reform options, making senators who wish to filibuster actually perform a traditional, talking filibuster: The Senate’s leaders deserve praise not only for what they did but for how they did it. Instead of jamming more ambitious reforms through on a partisan, simple-majority vote, Mr. Reid hashed them out with Mr. McConnell. In so doing, he offered a rare example of bipartisan...
  • Senator Rand Paul - Asking Questions No One Wants To Answer

    03/08/2013 4:49:45 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/13 | LD Jackson
    The big news of the day seems to be the aftermath of the filibuster held for 13 hours by Senator Rand Paul. He should need no introduction, as his father is former Representative Ron Paul. He shares some of his father's extreme libertarian ideology, but not all. If nothing else, it seems he is more than willing to ask the questions of government that many of our politicians are not willing to ask. That's why he began the old-school talking filibuster in the first place. He asked a question of Attorney General Eric Holder and not being satisfied with Holder's...
  • Stunner. Lindsey Graham Organized GOP Dinner With Obama Last Night (Video)

    03/07/2013 7:24:03 AM PST · by yoe · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Barack Obama wanted to organize a dinner with Republican Senators he knew just who to call – Senator Lindsey (“Tell the Bigots to Shut Up”) Graham. Last night Lindsey and twelve other Republicans went to dinner with Barack Obama in an attempt to make the far left president look bipartisan. Lindsey spoke with reporters after the dinner. “So when the president asked to get together a group, I was willing and honored to do that.” Video:
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • Paul fires back: Sens. McCain, Graham think 'whole world is a battlefield'

    03/07/2013 12:51:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 220 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is a battlefield.” Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s 13-hour filibuster on Thursday. “They think the whole world is a battlefield including America and that the laws of war should apply,” Paul said in an interview on Fox News about McCain and Graham, who had described Paul’s comments about drones...
  • NY Times Buries Sen. Paul's Filibuster

    03/07/2013 5:46:33 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens, which ended early Thursday morning, was absent from the front page of Thursday's New York Times. The Times buried its coverage of Paul's striking "talking" filibuster, in which he held the floor for nearly 13 hours, ostensibly in opposition to Obama's choice of John Brennan for CIA director. Brennan was serving as a proxy for Paul's demand that Holder rule out drone strikes on American citizens or on U.S. soil.
  • DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Offensive’

    03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST · by montag813 · 79 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-07-2013 | John Hill
    The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder: “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” This followed a stunning comment from...
  • Let's Build on the Paul Filibuster

    03/07/2013 3:32:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 8, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The Republicans had better not squander the good will Sen. Rand Paul purchased for them in his filibuster over the Obama administration's potential use of armed drones to kill non-enemy combatants in America. I am not simply referring to the constitutional issue of whether the president can engage in such acts, though that's very important. I believe the significance of Paul's filibuster transcends the drone issue. It was about challenging the administration's lawlessness and accountability across the board and his runaway spending and statism. It was about championing freedom, God-given rights and the Constitution. Under questioning, Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Rand Paul Wins: Changing of the Guard?

    03/07/2013 1:17:52 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 87 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Earlier today, I noted that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) were on opposite sides of a generational divide in the GOP that goes beyond ideology. That flared into an open spat as McCain, along with his closest amigo, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), openly slammed Paul, calling him “uninformed.” Graham pronounced that Paul didn’t deserve an answer. McCain hissed: “The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,March 7,2013

    03/07/2013 2:49:28 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 7, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Ugh. Lindsey Graham Slams Rand Paul for Holding “Ridiculous” Filibuster (Video)

    03/07/2013 7:38:00 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 3/7/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Lindsey Graham slammed Rand Paul last night for holding a filibuster against Barack Obama’s domestic drone policy. Lindsey made the remarks after dinner with Barack Obama. “This idea that we’re going to use a drone to attack a citizen in a cafe in America is ridiculous.”
  • White House, Holder respond to Rand Paul: ‘The answer is no’ (Lindsey Graham offended!)

    03/07/2013 11:38:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/7/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.” Carney added that, “if the United States were under attack, there were an imminent threat,” the president has the authority...
  • Rand Paul’s filibuster shows the GOP what leadership looks like

    03/07/2013 11:59:38 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 | Robert Laurie
    Paul focused on the administration’s bizarre unwillingness to declare the drone-murder of U.S. citizens, on U.S. soil, unconstitutional and he tore into Eric Holder’s dodgy answers about limits on Presidential power. He did this again, and again, and again. In eight hours, he’d done more to fight for the Constitution than Senators like McCain and Graham have in their entire political careers. …and the effort was catching fire. Conservatives were, as Ted Cruz put it, “blowing up” Twitter, but it wasn’t just the right wingers who were offering their support. Already, the filibuster had become bipartisan when it was joined...
  • Senator Rand Paul Calls the Show

    03/07/2013 12:03:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome to the program this afternoon Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Senator, you got some sleep last night, I trust? PAUL: Well, I did, but, you know, I was thinking of you when I was in the middle of this 13-hours. I got about five hours into it and I was like, "Well, Rush does four hours of this every day. Certainly I can do four more hours." RUSH: (chuckling) That's awfully nice of you to say, but I doubt that I was in your thoughts last night, although I appreciate the comment. When did you...
  • Watch Rand Paul’s Interview With Megyn Kelly: ‘Terror Suspects Should Still Get Their Day in Court’

    03/07/2013 12:17:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Megyn Kelly this afternoon on America Live in an interview to discuss his nearly 13-hour filibuster yesterday on the Senate floor. Paul decided to undertake the tiring task in order to hold up the confirmation of CIA Director nominee John Brennan over the Obama administration’s use of drones.(snip) Kelly then brought to Paul’s attention a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder, making clear that the president does not have the authority to “use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.” The letter was released just minutes before the...
  • The many and varied Rand Paul filibuster accomplishments

    03/07/2013 12:22:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    legal insurrection.com ^ | 3/7/13 | William A. Jacobson
    In no particular order: Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Republican Guard and hastening their political demise. Harvard students during… College Republicans to GOP – It’s Still the Economy, Stupid The many and varied Rand Paul filibuster accomplishments Comments Permalink Posted by William A. Jacobson Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm 0 1 In no particular order: Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Republican Guard and hastening their political demise. Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Democratic Guard The Guardian: Guardian Rand Paul Filibuster Democrats Shamefully Silent on Obama Administration’s Assertion of Right to Assassinate Americans on U.S. Soil Rand...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declare War on Rand Paul

    03/07/2013 10:12:20 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 12:09 pm | Brian Doherty
    The anti-Rand Pauls, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor this morning to defend killing American citizens at presidential discretion. Graham is doing so live on C-SPAN2 right now, saying that everything you do is a danger to America no matter who or where you are, as long as the U.S. government has decided you have "joined al-Queda," whatever the hell that means....The Republican Party is at war, folks, and let's hope Rand Paul and his troops win.
  • Rush Limbaugh,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,March 7,2013

    03/07/2013 8:59:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 111 replies
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  • Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster

    03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2013, 11:51AM | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster didn’t thrill all of his colleagues. Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones. “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008 — who topped Mr. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that year’s primary. And where even Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using...
  • Now John McCain goes to the floor and slams Rand Paul’s filibuster as ‘not helpful’, ‘ridiculous’

    03/07/2013 9:25:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/7/13 | The Right Scoop
    Why don’t John McCain and Lindsey Graham just get a room or something. As soon as I heard that Lindsey Graham didn’t like filibuster, I knew that McCain would be soon to follow with the same garbage. Just like clockwork:
  • Stand With Rand!

    03/07/2013 8:42:41 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 | Ross Kaminsky
    Senator Paul was, and is, objecting to the Obama administration’s pathetic response to questions regarding federal authority to use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil. In the senator’s view — and it’s hard to reasonably disagree – Attorney General Eric Holder’s March 4, 2013 letter in response to Sen. Paul’s questions about this authority is deeply troubling. It is a letter which would cause a media uproar and calls for impeachment from congressional Democrats and their newspaper lackeys if the author worked for a Republican administration. Senator Paul’s filibuster was dramatic and historic. Indeed, while CSPAN2 is normally...
  • Is Rand Paul Still Talking?

    03/06/2013 5:09:57 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 51 replies
    YESSen. Paul filibuster: 8 hours, 20 minutes
  • EXCLUSIVE: ACLU Backs Paul's Filibuster

    03/06/2013 4:02:40 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | March 6 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday afternoon, Christopher Anders, Senior Legislative Council at the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington D.C., spoke with Breitbart News exclusively about Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of the John Brennan nomination to CIA director over the administration’s failures to answer questions about domestic use of drones. Anders backed Paul to the hilt, and was highly critical of the Obama administration.
  • Rand Paul's Epic Filibuster Eclipses Twelve Hours

    03/06/2013 9:30:43 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | March, 7th 2013 | Timothy Knight
    Senator Rand Paul's (R-KY) now multi-senator filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA, due to concerns over the federal government's predator drone program and its potential targeting of citizens both home and abroad, has eclipsed twelve hours on the Senate floor. Joined by colleagues from both sides of the aisle, Senator Paul - obviously exhausted from his day long marathon of speaking and answering questions - has become the number one news story in America. Its impossible to escape his filibuster on any news website, news channel and the hashtag #standwithrand is dominating twitter. And good for him:...
  • Source: Senators Discussing How To Wrap Up Late Night Filibuster

    03/06/2013 9:20:13 PM PST · by pacificpundit · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/13 | Kerry Pickett
    Sources on the Senate floor told Breitbart News late Wednesday night that Senators are discussing whether to shut down the debate soon after midnight. The situation, however, is still fluid and could change at any time.
  • Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan

    03/06/2013 7:45:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    March 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rand Paul, ladies and gentlemen, is actually doing a filibuster as we speak. He's doing a talking filibuster. He's actually on the floor of the Senate trying to shut it down. This is over the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director. What Rand Paul is upset about is the domestic drone program that everybody in the regime says is perfectly fine. Obama and Eric Holder say, "Yeah, we're perfectly content with a program of having drones in the air domestically." Eric Holder, the attorney general, refused to say that Americans cannot be killed...
  • Rand Paul - The first Senator ever to work "HONEST" 8 hour day. STAND WITH RAND!

    03/06/2013 7:25:42 PM PST · by Orange1998 · 161 replies
    Ted Cruz backing him up all the way. This could change everything.
  • Drone Strikes in America: fiction becoming reality

    03/06/2013 6:42:18 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 47 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 6, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    (Apropos of yesterday’s love note to the American people from Obergruppenführer Holder, Matt Bracken sends this excerpt from his 2009 novel "Foreign Enemies And Traitors," along with the graphic reminder above as to the fate awaiting such vermin.) The deer stand was one of Zack Tutweiler’s best thinking places. The rain had masked the sound of his climbing up the tree’s nailed-on steps and into the plywood box an hour before dawn. The blind’s roof sheltered him from the rain. For as long as seventeen-year-old Zack had been allowed to go hunting by himself, the blind had been a place...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, March-6-2013

    03/06/2013 2:23:32 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 36 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Live Blog: Rand Paul’s Filiblizzard against Drones, Brennan; Mentions NR’s Kevin Williamson

    03/06/2013 2:51:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    nro ^ | 3/6/13 | Andrew Johnson & Nathaniel Botwinick
    Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) took to the Senate floor today to filibuster President Obama’s nominee for CIA director, John Brennan, as well as to challenge the administration’s policy on drones. Paul began speaking at approximately 11:47 this morning, and we will keep updating this post with highlights from the senator and others.
  • Live coverage of Rand Paul Filibuster

    03/06/2013 2:29:01 PM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Wapo ^ | 3/6/2012 | unk.
    For interested parties: Click the link.
  • Once Again, Obama Suggests That Laws Don’t Apply to Him

    03/06/2013 11:07:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/6/13 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    President Obama has grown fond of saying that he’s “not a dictator,” “not a king,” and “not the emperor,” but is instead “the president.” Whether his tendency to clarify a seemingly obvious point reveals his inner desires or not, his actions in a variety of ways suggest that he doesn’t think the president shares his fellow citizens’ ongoing obligation to obey the law. To the contrary, he seems to view the president as being somewhat above the law. The latest example involves Obama’s legal obligation to submit a budget by the first Monday in February. We’ve now passed the first...
  • Judge, Jury, EXECUTIONER

    03/06/2013 11:41:22 AM PST · by Thurifer the Censer · 19 replies
    The Final Conflict ^ | 3/6/2013 | Thurifer the Censer
    With the stroke of a pen Attorney General Eric Holder has not only undone 200 years of Constitutional protections but almost 800 years of English Common Law. In response to Rand Paul's letter asking whether "the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial," Holder affirmed that he does. Obama now wields more power than the medieval tyrants of old. He is now judge, jury, and executioner holding the power of life and death over every American. Here is the full text of Holders letter:
  • Sen. Paul holds floor for hours in filibuster of CIA nominee, over drone concerns

    03/06/2013 11:21:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/6/13 | FOX
    Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president’s authority to kill Americans with drones. Paul, R-Ky., is one of several lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – who has raised concerns about the legal justification for launching drone strikes against Americans overseas. But Paul took to the floor after receiving a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder that creaked open the door to the possibility of using a drone to kill an American inside...
  • LIVE THREAD: Rand Paul is filibustering John Brennan nomination

    03/06/2013 9:03:24 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 76 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul is conducting a filibuster against John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA until further notice. http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/
  • Rand Paul....LIVE!....filibustering Brennan confirmation

    03/06/2013 9:53:49 AM PST · by yoe · 761 replies
    C-span ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rand Paul
    LIVE on C-SPAN2: Senate Session