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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…

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