President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination.
When Senator Rand Paul took to the floor of the United States Senate the morning of March 6 he really -- as they say -- may have made a difference. It is a difference in our awareness of the issues facing the country.
"Barack Obama of 2007 would be right down here with me arguing against this drone strike program if he were in the Senate," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., declared in the course of his 13-hour Senate "talking filibuster," which delayed a confirmation vote for now-CIA chief John Brennan.
John Brennan has won Senate confirmation to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee's credentials to lead the spy agency.
“I’m here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of CIA,” Sen. Paul (R.-Ky) said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “I will speak for as long as it takes. Paul says he wants more answers from the administration on whether American citizens can be targeted by armed drones inside the United States before he'll lift his filibuster on Brennan's nomination.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on why they'd like to have some questions about the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi answered, ideally, before the vote to confirm John Brennan.
One last question about newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Why?
‘Think about the mothers!” That was the anguished cry of one of the protesters from Code Pink, the left-wing women’s group that four times interrupted John Brennan’s confirmation hearing last week.
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Multiple protesters interrupted the nominee for the head of the CIA John Brennan's testimony today in the Senate Intelligence Committee. Feinstein threatened to clear the room twice and after four protesters she had the room emptied so Brennan could finish his opening statement. The protesters angrily shouted about President Obama and his recent efforts in stepping up drone attacks overseas.
The White House's nominee for CIA chief says he does not regret advising against a 1998 strike targeting Osama bin Laden a few months before the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
WASHINGTON - President Obama's is putting together a new national security team at the Pentagon and the CIA that is said to be designed for an era of downsizing.
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