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
The latest ludicrous right wing anti-Obama talking point, brought to you by the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper (as so many of them are): No Bible for Brennan Swearing in. John Brennan was sworn in today at the White House. He was confirmed...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell drew the ire of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart this Thursday evening after he decided to briefly join Sen. Rand Paul's thirteen hour filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA. Show More Summary
After filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA for nearly 13 hours Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he was just beginning his fight to restrain the executive branch, demand more transparency, and ensure the U.S. Show More Summary
John Brennan confirmed as CIA director (via AFP) Saul Loeb/AFP/FileJohn Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s nominee to be director of the CIA, during his confirmation hearing on February 7, 2013 before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The US Senate on Thursday confirmed counterterrorism expert Brennan to be the next…