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Success: GOP Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster Provokes Letter Response From White House

March 7, 2013

“Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation.”

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes: God Isn’t a Liberal Because “He’s Got a Good Heart”

March 7, 2013

” “Well, hell, if God’s a liberal, that’s his business,” he said. He paused again, imagining it. “But I doubt very much that he is. He’s got a good heart.””

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Documents: General David Petraeus and Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Linked to Secret Torture Centers in Iraq

March 7, 2013

“The Guardian/BBC Arabic investigation was sparked by the release ofclassified US military logs on WikiLeaks that detailed hundreds of incidents where US soldiers came across tortured detainees in a network of detention centres run by the police commandos across Iraq.”

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Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) Criticize Rand Paul’s Filibuster

March 7, 2013

“Mr. Graham said asking whether the president has the power to kill Americans here at home is a ludicrous question. “I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Mr. Graham said.”

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Filibuster Participant Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Intends to Propose Bill Next Week to Allow Drone Strikes on U.S. Soil for “Imminent Threats”

March 7, 2013

“He added that forthcoming legislation would “make clear” that at no point does the currently-in-effect Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001 permit the killing of an American on U.S. soil without proof of an imminent threat.”

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Biography: Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Urged MSNBC to Name Channel NBC, Saying “M.S. is a Disease”

March 7, 2013

“For months, Roger Ailes and I had been meeting regularly at Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, at his home in Putnam County, and at public and private gatherings. In that time I got a closer look at Roger Ailes than any journalist who doesn’t work for him ever has.”

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Biography Excerpt: Newt Gingrich is a “Prick”; President Obama is “Lazy”

March 7, 2013

“He paused, thinking about vice presidents he had known. “I have a soft spot for Joe Biden,” he said. “I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray.””

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Biography Excerpt Describes Meeting With Then-Senator Obama in 2008

March 7, 2013

“He was concerned about the way he was being portrayed on Fox, and his real issue wasn’t the news; it was Sean Hannity, who had been battering him every night at nine… Ailes didn’t deny that Hannity was anti-Obama… “Nobody who watches Sean’s going to vote for you anyway,” [Ailes] said.”

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President Obama Has Dinner With Republican Senators, Doesn’t Discuss Filibuster

March 7, 2013

“Two of the twelve senators at the dinner — Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., — aided Paul in the filibuster by asking “questions” that allowed him to take a rest from speaking.”

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The Best of Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster of CIA Director Nominee Brennan

March 7, 2013

“This will be a blip in his nomination process. But I hope people will see it as an argument for how important our rights are.”

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Introduces Bipartisan Mental Health Background Check Gun Control Bill

March 7, 2013

“It does not address a second loophole in the background check requirements – the gun show loophole – which critics say provides an avenue for people who know they cannot pass a background check to buy firearms.”

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Republican Senators Block Washington D.C. Court of Appeals Nominee Caitlin Halligan

March 7, 2013

“Obama still has not secured Senate approval for a single nomination to the D.C. Circuit. The court has four vacancies on its 11-member panel.”

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Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul-Led Filibuster of CIA Director Nominee John Brennan Ends Short of 13 Hours

March 7, 2013

Senator Rand Paul ended the filibuster of the CIA Director nomination at 12:39 a.m. EST on March 7th, 2013 by yielding the floor to a strong round of applause.

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Filibuster Against CIA Director Nominee John Brennan Enters 10th Hour; 10 Senators Join Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

March 6, 2013

“Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida and John Barrasso of Wyoming — as well as Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon — participated. “

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Supports Building Off House Republican Stopgap Spending Bill

March 6, 2013

“The Maryland Democrat has scaled back her plans to substitute a governmentwide omnibus package and is focused instead on writing a hybrid bill that will include full-year budgets for at least several major Cabinet departments beyond Defense and Veterans Affairs.”

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