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Rand Paul’s historic stand shouldn’t have been needed

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Some called it grandstanding.  Me?  I call it almost heroic.  A lone senator stood for eight hours, blocking something that he was most likely planning on voting for (John Brennan’s appointment as CIA director), because of a deeper principle.  He made a stands based not on party, but the simple concept of right and [...]

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Rand Paul filibusters CIA nominee Brennan on drones

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul filibustered the vote for potential CIA director John Brennan, wanting promises from the White House that drones would not be used to kill Americans on US soil.

Tweet Written by W. James Antle III, Editor of the Daily Caller Foundation Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul launched a filibuster Wednesday against President Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan as a way to highlight extrajudicial killings and the potential use of drones in the United States.

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Holder: Only ‘extraordinary circumstance’ would allow US drone strikes

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by W. James Antle III, Editor of the Daily Caller Foundation Washington, D.C. – In response to an inquiry from Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the federal government has “no intention” of launching drone strikes in the United States but conceded an “extraordinary circumstance” could make [...]

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Chambliss Slams Attorney General for Insufficient Response to SWAT-ting

By   /  July 11, 2012  /  Politics, Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., demanded further explanation from Attorney General Eric Holder on the recent increase in politically motivated SWAT-ting attacks, after receiving a mere cursory response from the Justice Department on June 29. While Chambliss received confirmation from Holder that the attorney general would give attention to this matter, Holder’s [...]

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