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White House Responds To Rand Paul On Drone Strikes: ‘The Answer Is No’

[credit provider=”White House”] White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder has sent Sen. Rand Paul another letter clarifying the administration’s position on drone strikes on U.S. soil.”The President has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on US soil” who are not engaged […]
White House Responds To Rand Paul On Drone Strikes: ‘The Answer Is No’
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The Wall Street Journal Slams Rand Paul’s ‘Drone Rant’ With A Brutal Editorial: ‘Calm Down, Senator’

[credit provider=”CSPAN”] The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal criticised Sen. Rand Paul for his nearly 13-hour filibuster Wednesday, terming it a “drone rant” that was about “theatrical timing.”The Journal blasted Paul for not understanding the laws of war, writing that Paul’s reasoning for questioning the U.S.’s policies on […]
The Wall Street Journal Slams Rand Paul’s ‘Drone Rant’ With A Brutal Editorial: ‘Calm Down, Senator’
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JON STEWART: Rand Paul Used The Filibuster ‘The Way It’s Meant To Be Used’

[credit provider=”Comedy Central”] “The Daily Show”‘s Jon Stewart opened his show Wednesday night by praising Sen. Rand Paul, who was at airtime still in the midst of a nearly 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA Director.It’s significant coming from Stewart, the left-leaning host of “The Daily Show” who […]
JON STEWART: Rand Paul Used The Filibuster ‘The Way It’s Meant To Be Used’
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RAND PAUL ENDS HISTORIC FILIBUSTER AFTER NEARLY 13 HOURS

[credit provider=”AP”] Senator Rand Paul took over the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours Wednesday with an old-fashioned talk-till-you-drop filibuster, railing against the Obama administration’s drone policy and holding up a vote on John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director. “I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul began at 11:47 […]
RAND PAUL ENDS HISTORIC FILIBUSTER AFTER NEARLY 13 HOURS
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DRUDGE: Here Come The Drone Wars…

Matt Drudge, the conservative creator and editor of The Drudge Report, tweeted Wednesday night that Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA Director constituted an “energy shift” for the entire Republican Party. 
DRUDGE: Here Come The Drone Wars…
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Rand Paul Just Read From This Atlantic Article About Killing Americans On US Soil

[credit provider=”Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.” url=”http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#guid=7ddf11d38fd4961d50123bbd3a433928bca60aa8″] [Editor’s note: Rand Paul read out this Atlantic article around nine hours into his historic filibuster.]n December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Six decades later, Al Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked aeroplanes into the […]
Rand Paul Just Read From This Atlantic Article About Killing Americans On US Soil
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A Republican Senator Is Threatening To Use The Filibuster To Block Hagel’s Nomination

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/United States Navy” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_050210-N-2383B-253_Senator_James_Inhofe_%28R-OK%29_questions_top_ranking_leaders_of_the_U.S._Armed_Forces,_during_the_Defense_Authorization_Request_for_Fiscal_Year_2006_and_the_Future_Years_Defense_Program.jpg”] During Sunday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe threatened to use the filibuster to derail the confirmation of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence.According to Inhofe, Hagel is unfit to take the top defence post, […]
A Republican Senator Is Threatening To Use The Filibuster To Block Hagel’s Nomination
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A Judge Ruled Only The Senate Can Stop Itself From Abusing The Filibuster

[credit provider=”The Internet Movie Database” url=”http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1899740672/nm0000071″] Ruling that the courts have no power to do anything about it, a federal judge on Friday threw out a claim that Senate filibusters are an unconstitutional denial of majority rule.  U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, in a 40-seven-page opinion, said none of the challengers […]
A Judge Ruled Only The Senate Can Stop Itself From Abusing The Filibuster
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This Illegal Immigrant Is At The centre Of A Court Battle Against The Filibuster

[credit provider=”via U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin” url=”http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hot-topics?ContentRecord_id=d17ca59b-7420-441b-9ac2-2faf7549e9d0″] A federal court heard arguments today in a case that’s trying to stop the abuse of the Senate filibuster, Ari Melber reports for Reuters.The filibuster allows Senators to speak as long as they’d like to delay a vote unless 60 per cent of […]
This Illegal Immigrant Is At The centre Of A Court Battle Against The Filibuster
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ELIZABETH WARREN: Here’s What I’ll Do On My First Day In The Senate

[credit provider=”AP”] Massachusetts Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren wrote a column in Huffington Post last week on her thoughts before heading to Washington.In it, she mentioned what she wanted to do on day one. Don’t worry Wall Street, it’s not “add 200 pages to Dodd-Frank” or “call Jamie Dimon down to D.C. […]
ELIZABETH WARREN: Here’s What I’ll Do On My First Day In The Senate
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Obama’s Pick For The New Consumer Watchdog Agency Was Just Blocked By The Senate

[credit provider=”Flickr ProgressOhio” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/progressohio/4363571978/in/photostream/”] The Senate was unable to reach the 60-vote threshold to override a Republican filibuster on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a 53 to 45 vote Thursday morning, with one Senator voting ‘present.’The White House […]
Obama’s Pick For The New Consumer Watchdog Agency Was Just Blocked By The Senate
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Harry Reid Just Used A ‘Tactical Nuke’ To Rewrite Senate Rules And Block The GOP

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File”] In one of the most striking exchanges on the Senate floor in recent memory, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sparred for over an hour on arcane rules, as the normally-collegial body debated the Chinese currency bill.Technically at issue were nine […]
Harry Reid Just Used A ‘Tactical Nuke’ To Rewrite Senate Rules And Block The GOP
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