Rand’s Stand Against Drones Ends After 12+ Hours

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) yielded the floor at 12:40 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 7 after continuing his filibuster of the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Director for nearly thirteen hours.

During his “talking” filibuster, which originally began as a one-man stand against the Obama administration’s refusal to state clearly that it would be unconstitutional to use drones to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they did not pose an imminent terrorist threat, Paul drew national attention and support across party lines.

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