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    Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee

    WASHINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) A Republican senator and tea party favorite from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to take control of the chamber and block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director.

    Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster Thursday shortly after midnight, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan's confirmation and resist ending the debate on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the spy agency.

    Paul's performance, which centered on questions about the possible use of drones against targets in the United States, clearly energized a number of his GOP colleagues, who came to the floor in a show of support and to share in the speaking duties. And even as the night progressed, Paul appeared invigorated despite being on his feet for so long. Actual talking filibusters have become rare in the Senate, where the rules are typically used in procedural ways to block the other party's agenda.

    After Paul yielded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., filed a motion to cut off debate on Brennan's nomination, setting up a vote for later this week.

    Paul, a critic of Obama's drone policy, started just before noon Wednesday by demanding the president or Attorney General Eric Holder issue a statement assuring that the aircraft would not be used in the United States to kill terrorism suspects who are U.S. citizens. But by the time he left the Senate floor, Paul said he'd received no response.

    Paul wasn't picky about the format, saying at one point he'd be happy with a telegram or a Tweet. Paul said he recognized he can't stop Brennan from being confirmed. But the nomination was the right vehicle for a debate over what the Obama White House believes are the limits of the federal government's ability to conduct lethal operations against suspected terrorists, he said.

    "No president has the right to say he is judge, jury and executioner," Paul said.
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    GOOD FOR HIM,,, "turn-about is fair play"!!

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    I really need to move back to my home state Kentucky.
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    what i don't understand is why ALL of um ain't raising hell about this--


    you can't have a president planning or building up to wage war on its own citizens.

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    gotta love the Paul family, each of em have always actualy upheld there oath to office. No flip flopping no bullshit

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    And Rinos McCain & Graham are real pissed off at Paul for doing it! Unbelievable !!
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    + 1 for Rand Paul as our next President!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    + 1 for Rand Paul as our next President!
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    Its been goin on since 2001 why is it happening now?
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