Breaking: Senator Paul Filibusters In Brennan, Drone Opposition *UPDATED

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is reviving the good old-fashioned filibuster — a tactic not used in the Senate in more than two years — to protest U.S. use of unmanned aerial drones.

“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said as he began his remarks. “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

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UPDATE

Senator Paul is still in control on the Senate floor, despite the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to shut down his filibuster. Paul said that he would be glad to stop talking if President Barack Obama will simply answer his question.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.