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Senator Rand Paul filibusters over drones

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Molly Stentz
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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is in the midst of a real live filibuster, a very long speech, on the question of John Brennan’s nomination for Director of the CIA. He has been speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate since before noon, successfully delaying the nomination. Paul is raising questions about the Obama Administration’s use of drone strikes. Watch it on CSPAN live. You can read transcripts of his earlier remarks here. If you want a shortcut, you can just cut to the chase and get a quick update here. Or follow the Senator’s quips on Twitter. Here’s the article in Wired about the Pentagon selling drones to Afghanistan that Paul cited.   more »

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