Before this year -- before President Obama nominated John Brennan to head the CIA -- there was virtually no public Congressional discussion of the drone strike policy at all.
– John Brennan dining at Bombay Club near the White House Wednesday night. Tandoori salmon and mango crème brulee. Sitting at a table not far from the newly-confirmed CIA director, same restaurant, same night: Sally Jewell and Ernie Moniz, the … Continue reading ?
Senator Rand Paul gave an interview to National Review about his libertarian approach to Republican policy, with an emphasis on national defense, given his spectacular filibuster of CIA nominee John Brennan over domestic drone strikes. Show More Summary
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) catapulted out of his 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination for CIA chief a world-changing politician, the new conscience of his party, and a Republican that nonpartisan progressives should love for his defense of our Fifth Amendment rights. Paul is center stage now. Show More Summary
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shot back at critics of his nearly 13-hour filibuster against the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan in an op-ed published on PolicyMic.com. Paul went directly after the Wall Street Journal editorial that accused...Show More Summary
I hope I’m not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul’s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13...Show More Summary
Now They Speak Up: A week after Republican Sen. Rand Paul temporarily filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s confirmation vote over the Obama administration’s targeted killings program, Democratic lawmakers—who were conspicuously silent on the issue that day—are seeking details on the drone policy. Show More Summary
Rand Paul deserves credit for one thing in his windy 13-hour one-man filibuster against the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. He demonstrated that the deal that Harry Reid cut last January with Mitch McConnell to go easy on overhauling the filibuster rules was worthless.
After appointing the treasonous Hanoi John Kerry as Secretary of State, the Cindy Sheehan-esque barking moonbat Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, and Islamophile John Brennan as head of the CIA, it has become so hard for Obama toShow More Summary
Why even Neocons should stand with Rand Paul over McCain and Graham Kentucky Senator Rand Paul mounted a courageous thirteen hour filibuster against CIA Director nominee John Brennan. Yet while several Republican Senators including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were supporting and praising their colleague, a couple others were dining with President Obama and [...]
When Vice President Joe Biden performed the swearing in ceremony of John Brennan in the White House's Roosevelt Room on Friday, the new CIA director chose to put his hand on a copy of the Constitution – before it included the Bill of Rights – and not a Bible.
Sen. Rand Paul put drones in the headlines this week with his 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan's nomination as CIA director. But instead of helping us weigh the many important questions surrounding use of the unmanned weapons, the Kentucky Republican only succeeded in focusing attention on one cartoonish point.
At the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald makes a number of important points about the reaction to US Senator Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as head of the CIA. From Glenn Greenwald at Comment is Free Last week’s 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director by GOP Sen. Rand Paul was one [...]
Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour-long filibuster of CIA director John Brennan's nomination drew overwhelming admiration of libertarians, (many) conservatives, (some) liberals, and principled progressives. But, naturally, it also drew a fair amount of anger and mockery from dismissive liberals and neoconservatives alike. Show More Summary
The confirmation of John Brennan, the man tapped by President Obama to head the Central Intelligence Agency, appeared to be a slam dunk. That is, until Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took to the Senate floor to begin a lengthy filibuster of Brennan’s nomination that served as a scathing indictment of the Obama administration’s targeted killings policy.
This week, Rand Paul mounted an old-fashioned, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-style filibuster against President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan. The primary issue at hand was the new-fashioned issue of drone strikes. During...Show More Summary
hortly after Senator Rand Paul finished his epic filibuster of Obama’s CIA nominee, John Brennan, Senator John McCain came out swinging at his junior Republican colleagues in U.S. Senate, calling Paul and Senator Ted Cruz “Wacko Birds.”...Show More Summary
The government has absolutely shred the Bill or Rights in the last decade or so. New CIA boss John Brennan endorses torture, assassination of unidentified strangers (including Americans) without due process, and spying on all Americans. Show More Summary
enlarge According to the White House, John Brennan was sworn in as CIA Director on a first draft of the Constitution including notations from George Washington, dating to 1787. Vice President Joe Biden swears in CIA Director John Brennan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 8, 2013. Show More Summary