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Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms Drone Memo Author As Federal Judge | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed David Barron to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, overcoming bipartis...

Matt Sledge

Rand Paul Rejects White House Drone Memo Offer | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) on Tuesday rejected a White House offer to let senators read a federal court nominee's memo authorizing a drone strike on ...

Jennifer Bendery

Ron Paul Says Edward Snowden Should Worry About Death By U.S. Drone | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) warned Tuesday that the U.S. government may use a drone missile to kill Edward Snowden, who recently leak...

Elise Foley

Rand Paul: Drone Targeting Process Is Just Obama 'Looking At Some Flashcards' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday he appreciated that President Barack Obama had responded to criticism of his drone program in a speec...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Lays Out New Drone Policy | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Faced with growing questions over the legality and scope of his counterrorism policy from Congress and elsewhere, Pr...

Congress Eyes Changing Bush-Signed Law

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in text) * Some say law stretched beyond original intent * Questions about Obama drone policy fu...

Rand Paul: 'I Think I Was Misunderestimated' On Drones

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Forty-eight hours after appearing to shift his tone on drones, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) once again clarified his position on Thursday. The venue was ...

Rand Paul Blames 'Some Left-Wing Blog' For Drone Controversy

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to defend his comments backing a hypothetical drone strike on an armed robber in speaking to The Des Moines Register ...

Paul Clarifies 'Mistaken Impression' On Drones

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked back comments Tuesday in which he endorsed the hypothetical killing of an armed robber by a drone, a day after he took t...

Rand Paul Shifts On Drones

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Marking an abrupt shift in tone from his epic March filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said late Monday that he would be fine with a drone killing a r...

Paul Exaggerates On Big 'Victory'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Sen. Rand Paul says it “took 13 hours of filibuster” to finally force the Obama administrat...

Rand Paul: Congress Is '10 Years Behind The American Public'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made the case Sunday for why his views mesh well with the American people, taking a dig at Congress in the process. Pressed ...

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Lopsided Take On Rand Paul's Filibuster | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Although Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster demanding answers about the U.S. drone program drew criticism, including from some in his own GOP, a new poll sho...

Why Liberals Should Stand With Rand

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?

Trump Slams Rand Paul's Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Billionaire reality TV producer Donald Trump launched into criticism of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday, saying that the senator's 13-hour stand last...

Maher On Drones: 'Some People Do Need Killing'

Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy

On Friday's episode of "Real Time", Bill Maher gave Rand Paul credit for drawing attention to the U.S. drone program, but criticized him for perpetuat...

Cruz, Paul Team Up For Anti-Drone Killing Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

After Attorney General Eric Holder clarified that President Barack Obama doesn't have the authority to dispatch unmanned drones to kill non-threatenin...

Rand Paul Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) responded on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday to critics of his stance on the Obama administration's drone program. H...

GOP Shows It Can Connect, With Anti-drone, Michael Moore Type Message

James Love | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
James Love

It is premature to assume the GOP will become more open to its anti-war pro-civil rights wing, or to anticipate the evolution of the Democrats on these issues. But it was certainly a day to remember.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Overlooks Drones, Torture To Confirm Brennan To CIA | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as head of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday, looking past contentious issues of America...

Luke Johnson

Paul Filibuster Leaves Democrats At A Loss To Explain Absence | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While many Senate Democrats said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) raised legitimate concerns about the Obama administration's drone program during...

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul Filibuster Has Harry Reid Belatedly Lamenting Loss Of Senate's 'Regular Order' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

There was a real-life, old-timey talkin' filibuster on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, courtesy of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who interrupted the conf...

Rand Paul Carries A Rifle

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

In a Thursday morning discussion about the U.S. government's right to use lethal force against its own citizens, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed that ...

Michael McAuliff

John McCain Pans Colleague's Filibuster As 'Simply False' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate's leading hawks, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), took to the Senate floor Thursday to fire back at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.),...

Rand Paul's Message to Obama: Don't Drone Me Bro

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The most positive outcome of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama's drone program could take. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand's refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used.