Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Highlights of Rand Paul’s filibuster against John Brennan thus far

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Highlights of Rand Paul’s filibuster against John Brennan thus far

Source: WaPo, 3-6-13

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), said he will be speaking for “a few hours” on Wednesday in opposition to John Brennan’s nomination as head of the CIA….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Harry Reid Fails To End Rand Paul Filibuster On John Brennan

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Harry Reid Fails To End Filibuster On John Brennan

Source: TPM, 3-6-13

After five hours of a Republican-led filibuster on the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) came to the floor to wrap things up.

Reid called for a unanimous consent agreement to move to a direct vote and effectively end the filibuster on the nomination. Paul objected…

Paul was aided on the floor at various times by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and even one Democrat, Ron Wyden of Oregon….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over drones

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Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over drones

Source: CBS News, 3-6-13

Rand Paul: U.S. going to “drop a drone hell-fired missile on Jane Fonda?”

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA, delivering a protracted speech on the Senate floor in protest of the Obama administration’s controversial drone program, of which Brennan has been a key architect….

“I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court,” he said….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Sen. Marco Rubio Joins John Brennan Filibuster

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Sen. Marco Rubio Joins Brennan Filibuster

Source: TPM, 3-6-13

Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined several Republicans and one Democrat in filibustering the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA on Wednesday, and opened with a reference to his memorable State of the Union response….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Rand Paul launches talking filibuster against John Brennan

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Rand Paul launches talking filibuster against John Brennan

Source: Washington Post (blog), 3-6-13

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) talking filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director is gaining supporters, and it’s now a bipartisan effort. Paul began speaking just before noon Wednesday on the Senate floor in opposition to Brennan’s nomination….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Rand Paul’s Attack of the Drones on Senate Floor, Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

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Rand Paul’s Attack of the Drones on Senate Floor

Source: ABC News, 3-6-13

Rand Paul’s Attack of the Drones on Senate Floor. Republican senator cites lethal drone strikes in his delay to nominate John Brennan as CIA director….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Rand Paul Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

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Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan Nomination

Source: New York Times (blog), 3-6-13

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, began an old-school, speak-until-you-can-speak-no-more filibuster on Wednesday just before noon, and was still going strong more than an hour later….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Senators filibuster John Brennan nomination as CIA director

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Senators filibuster Brennan nomination as CIA head

Source: Reuters, 3-6-13

Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be the Director of the CIA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3DH5V

Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be the Director of the CIA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 7, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Kentucky Republican Rand Paul took to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday and kept talking for hours in an attempt to block the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, as director of the CIA.

Paul began shortly before noon, and talked for more than three hours in an old-fashioned filibuster – in which a senator speaks until he can continue no longer – to prevent a vote on Brennan….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 5, 2013: Senate Committee Approves John Brennan for CIA Director

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Senate Committee Approves Brennan for C.I.A. Director

Source: NYT, 3-5-13

The White House’s decision to provide more information on targeted killings and the attack in Benghazi eased the confirmation process for John O. Brennan….READ MORE

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