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    Filibuster!!!

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    Who's been watching?

    I didn't see another thread.
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    I havent. Ive only seen highlight reels. Rand has good ground to stand on but Obama loyalists wont see past it.
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    Channel? I hadn't heard about it.
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    Channel? I hadn't heard about it.
    It ended last night although he may have started back up again. Rand Paul was filibustering in protest of the new CIA director nominee. CNN and the other news networks should be showing highlights on and off.
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    Hopefully he keeps hapring on the point that Obama and crew think its legally plausible and OK to attack Americans on American soil with drones without due process.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...one-executions

    You could say that a filibuster occurs when a senator drones on and on. The problem with the US Senate was that there were too few senators speaking about drones this week.

    President Barack Obama's controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday afternoon by a Senate filibuster. The reason: Brennan's role in targeted killings by drones, and President Obama's presumed authority to kill US citizens, without any due process, if they pose an "imminent threat". The effort was led by Tea Party Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky, joined by several of his Republican colleagues. Among the Democrats, at the time of this writing, only Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon had joined in the genuine, old-fashioned "talking filibuster", wherein the activities of the Senate floor are held up by a senator's speech.

    Members of Congress, tasked with oversight of intelligence and military matters, have repeatedly demanded the memoranda from the White House detailing the legal basis for the drone program, only to be repeatedly denied. The nomination of Brennan has opened up the debate, forcing the Obama administration to make nominal gestures of compliance. The answers so far have not satisfied Senator Paul. Nearing hour six of his filibuster, Senator Paul admitted:

    "I can't ultimately stop the nomination, but what I can do is try to draw attention to this and try to get an answer … that would be something if we could get an answer from the president … if he would say explicitly that noncombatants in America won't be killed by drones. The reason it has to be answered is because our foreign drone strike program does kill noncombatants. They may argue that they are conspiring or they may someday be combatants, but if that is the same standard that we are going to use in the United States, it is a far different country than I know about."
    Continued in link. I hope Rand Paul keeps going
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    I think he lasted 12 hours.







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