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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency uses drones for domestic surveillance, Sen. Rand Paul sends letter to FBI chief seeking explanations

The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the agency he leads uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil. Robert Mueller acknowledged the FBI More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs bill to ‘restrict’ use of drones by police

A new Florida law restricts police use of drones within the state’s borders as Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law. “This is something all Floridians should be proud of,” Scott said. “We shouldn’t More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 25th, 2013
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Vast majority of Americans are against drone strikes in the U.S. against Americans living here who are suspected terrorists: Gallup Poll

Just weeks after the 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, in which he asks the Obama administration, “Does the President have the power to authorize lethal force, such as a More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination: “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes”

Since 11:47 am today, the junior Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul (R) has been talking and talking. An old-fashioned filibuster in the Senate chamber is happening as I type in an effort to stall a confirmation More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 21st, 2013
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Rand Paul sends third letter to John Brennan, threatens filibuster

Senator Rand PaulImage/Video Screen Shot Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), not being pleased with previous responses of “has not carried out” such strikes and “has no intention of doing so”, from More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Bipartisan privacy bill introduced in House to protect US citizens from drones

A bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) Thursday, if passed, will establish due process protections for Americans against government-operated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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Imran Khan says U.S. drone strikes are ‘fomenting radicalization’

The Pakistani politician and former cricketeer said to the media this week that US drone strikes are pushing people towards terrorism. He said this in an interview with Channel 4 News Monday. Drone MQ-9 Reaper de More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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Rand Paul throws the Fourth Amendment into the drone debate

Drone use in warfare is now a well established method and will certainly grow and expand. Some bad guys have been taken out; however, the number of innocent civilians, including children, is quite staggering as More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Jimmy Carter accuses President Obama of ‘human rights abuse’ with drone policy

It’s an unusual situation when a former President of the United States criticizes a sitting POTUS and even rarer when one from the same political party does it to another. Public domain photo/ Jimmy Carter More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Senator Paul supports anti-drone bill

A day after a U.S. Navy drone crashed in Salisbury, Maryland, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came in support of a bill banning the use of domestic drones. The three-page long bill basically protects the fourth amendment More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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Surveillance drone spotted over Chicago suburb

Amateur video posted on YouTube over the weekend seems to suggest that unmanned surveillance drones might be flying over Chicago’s skies for the NATO summit this weekend. The video, filmed in north suburban More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Three bases being considered for ground control station for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones

South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base is one of three possible sites where the Air Force would put a ground control squadron for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones that have become key elements More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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10 reasons to end the wars now

I have written numerous times about our overseas intervention and undeclared wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, our desire to attack Iran and our use of force in Pakistan using deadly drones. U.S. Air Force photo by More...



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