Is Rand Paul Still Talking?
Rand Paul currently has the longest filibuster of the century running in the senate. Why?
All he wants is for the President to admit a limit to his authority and say that he won't kill non-combatant American citizens on U.S. soil with a drone strike.
This does not seem like too much to ask, does it?
You can actually watch it live here. Most everyone else has gone home, including a dejected Harry Reid, who put up a motion allowing only 90 more minutes of debate and got shot down.
Paul himself has admitted that he's very unlikely to have much effect on the Brennan nomination, which is what he's filibustering here. However, it's nice to see someone, anyone, stand up for the rights of American citizens to not be murdered without due process. Call me crazy.
Several senators have participated with Paul so far, including Ron Wyden (D - OR). Nice to see at least one person realize this is a bi-partisan issue.