1. U.S. drones kill 'al-Qaida members' in Yemen


    ... (CNN)-- A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed four al Qaeda militants in Yemen ... immediately. Security sources told CNN about the strikes but didn't offer additional details. A Yemeni ... official said four drone strikes have been carried out in the past 10 days. None of those killed

  2. Guantanamo captives tuned into debate too


    ... subject of interest because most U.S. drone strikes are in Yemen and most of the 166 detainees ... . Guantnamo didn't come up, although there was a short exchange over U.S. drone policy, a likely ... at Guantnamo are Yemeni. No polls were conducted, nor were focus groups assembled. So it was not immediately known who the detainees thought won the debate.

  3. Watch live: Rand Paul leads filibuster charge


    ... that President Obama can order drone strikes on American citizens in the United States. Watch Sen. Rand Paul ... (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the Senate ... floor to participate in the filibuster launched by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., against the idea

  4. Rand Paul to halt Brennan nomination


    ... (Washington Times) Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he would "use every procedural option" at his ... CIA director if the Obama administration keeps dodging questions about its policy on lethal drone ... strikes against terrorism suspects, including Americans. In a letter to Mr. Brennan on Thursday, Mr

  5. Who speaks now for the GOP?

    ... exercised about drone strikes when George W. Bush was president. McCain and Graham both seemed ... Last Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul rose on the Senate floor to declare a filibuster and pledge he would ... threat, have the right to order U.S. citizens killed by drone strike on U.S. soil? By the time he sat

  6. The filibuster heard 'round the world?

    ... , that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American ... finding out for the first time that lawmakers such as Paul, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ... want to know whether the administration believes the Constitution permits the president to order drone

  7. Let's build on the Paul filibuster

    ... read that Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of a number of Republicans dining with President Obama while Paul ... with the entertainer in chief, Graham said, "This idea that we're going to use a drone to attack a citizen in a cafe ... in America is ridiculous." Well, Sen. Graham, how about the idea that the Senate is getting ready

  8. Durbin files cloture, ends Rand filibuster


    ... (Roll Call) After a 13-hour filibuster led by Sen. Rand Paul over drone strike policies within U.S ... day in which he and other GOP senators argued the White House should rule out the use of drone ... strikes on American soil. "I just hope this won't be swept under the rug," Paul said. "I would go

  9. Jon Stewart praises Rand Paul


    ... (R-KY) for using an "old-school filibuster" to highlight the legality of drone strikes on American ... (Raw Story) On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart applauded Sen. Rand Paul

  10. Obama summons McCain to White House


    ... of the aisle to vote for military intervention in Syria. McCain will be joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R ... Saturdaythat he will seek congressional approval for any military strikes in Syria, Graham ... an invitation to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to visit the White House this afternoon, hoping President