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After filibuster, Senate confirms John Brennan for CIA

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director Thursday after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans blocking the nomination and stated explicitly there are limits on the president’s power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil.

March 07, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Push for fast approval of CIA nominee hits snag

WASHINGTON — A bid by Senate Democrats on Wednesday for fast confirmation of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director hit a snag after a small group of Republican senators and a lone Democrat engaged in a lengthy discussion over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil.

March 06, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…

End Congress' abdication of war-making

With drone strikes, the president is asking to be reined in. Our representatives should do just that.

February 12, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…

A chance to talk about drones and torture

The nomination of John Brennan as CIA director is getting somewhat lost in the controversy over the Chuck Hagel nomination. Brennan’s reported support for Bush-era torture programs — which he has denied — and his oversight of President Obama’s drone program are causing ripples, but mostly wi…

January 08, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…

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