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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been babbling since midday, filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA with a little help from his Senate colleagues.
Beginning with a promise to “speak until I no longer can,” Paul says that he will not “sit quietly and let President Obama shred the Constitution” with drones. So far, Paul has gone through an entire binder of notes....Read more »
President Barack Obama is between a rock and a hard place politically as he pushes to win Senate confirmation of John Brennan, his nominee for CIA director.
Before giving him their votes some reticent Democrats want to see classified memos laying out the legal justification the administration claims for the targeted killings by drone it’s been doing around the world.
Republicans have...Read more »
While targeted executions of American citizens believed to be terrorists grabbed most of the attention when Senators grilled thepresident’s nominee to head the CIA Thursday, a close second was leaks.
Members of the Intelligence Committee demanded to know why the press seems to get so much information from the agency while they get so little.
Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) even accused John...Read more »