Though foes of drones on the right and left cheered Senator Rand Paul's filibuster this week, as the tea partier delayed confirmation of CIA director John Brennan for a day, Paul's rant targeted a non-existent dispute: whether or not...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Brennan has been sworn in as the director of the CIA, becoming the third key member of President Barack Obama’s new national security team. The White House says Vice President Joe Biden swore Brennan in during a private ceremony in the Roosevelt Room. Show More Summary
Echoing his comments from Wednesday night's show, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart praised Sen. Rand Paul — and some of the other Senators that joined him — in a marathon, 13-hour filibuster of CIA Director John Brennan. But there was one Senator that Stewart said didn't quite belong — Kentucky's Mitch McConnell. Show More Summary
The Prospect's Jamelle Bouie makes an important point about Rand Paul's rare Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-style filibuster on Wednesday. Before Paul started speaking to hold up the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA, the Senate silently continued to filibuster Caitlin Halligan's nomination to the D.C. Show More Summary
This is well outside Wonkblog’s normal bailiwick, but if nothing else, Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) filibuster against CIA director nominee John Brennan — launched as a protest against the administration’s drone policy, which Brennan has steered for the past four … Continue reading ?
John Brennan has already achieved a dubious distinction as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: he has set the record for the largest number of "no" votes ever received by a nominee confirmed to that position. Brennan was confirmed by the Senate on Mar. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Senator Rand Paul walks to a waiting vehicle as he leaves the Capitol after his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director. L ike the roomful of monkeys who eventually write Hamlet if given...Show More Summary
National Journal reports Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) "had lined up the tacit approval of the GOP leadership" for his filibuster earlier this week of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA Director. "For a politician who earned his stripes as a political outsider, Paul's filibuster performance and planning demonstrated his aptitude at the inside D.C. game."
John Brennan was confirmed by the Senate after Rand Paul’s filibuster ended shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Brennan was approved by a 63-34 vote to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His confirmation was widely expected, despite the opposition he received from Senator Paul and others. Paul launched an old-style filibuster [...]Show More Summary
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 12-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination yesterday was so outstanding because brought people representing the entire spectrum of political belief together to defend constitutional due process rules. As a Palin Democrat, I would like to make an observation. As I conduct much of my media outreach on Facebook, I noted many [...]
Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan yesterday, which went on for over 12 hours, was a phenomenon. He was joined at various times by Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ron Wyden, and late in the night, Tim Scott, Ron Johnson and others. As the screenshots in my post yesterday show, it was the banner [...]
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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...
John Brennan confirmed, Rand Paul lionized (via GlobalPost) Politics makes strange bedfellows, and it just doesnâ??t get much weirder than this. Jean MacKenzie BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — White House Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan was confirmed as head of the Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday, after a bizarre and protracted confirmation process.…
Photo By Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call/ Getty Images. All signs pointed to an easy confirmation of CIA director nominee John Brennan. That is until Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took the Senate floor just before noon on Wednesday to...
What’s a filibuster? via Rickey.org The filibuster — used this week by Republican Sen. Rand Paul to oppose John Brennan's nomination as CIA director — is a parliamentary tactic used to block or delay legislative action. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
The United States Senate confirmed John Brennan, who served as President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser and was a key architect of the Obama administration’s secret drone policy, to the position of CIA director today. The confirmation came a day after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) mounted a more-than-twelve-hour filibuster on the Senate floor.
Today, the US Senate confirmed the nomination of John Brennan as the next CIA director by a vote of 63 to 34. Only two Democrats voted against his nomination - our own Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Left-leaning independent...Show More Summary
John Yoo, Berkeley Professor and endorser of the presidential power to crush a child’s testicles, thinks Rand Paul has gone too far in his libertarian criticism of Barack Obama and John Brennan, now confirmed as CIA Director.
Fox News anchor Shep Smith was baffled today at the Senate's proceedings over the past 24 hours, which eventually led to the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Director. Sen. Rand Paul filibustered Brennan's nomination for nearly 13 hours Wednesday. Show More Summary