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Harry Reid Filibuster Interruption Is a Media Play

Mar 6, 2013 2:02 PM PT

The reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid interrupted when he did was likely in the hopes of stealing some of Rand Paul's thunder in tonight's Nightly News broadcasts. That little bit of tension, he hopes, will be what the networks pull tonight as opposed to Paul's overall point about Obama's chilling drone policy.

Smart move.

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Video: Ted Cruz Gets Eric Holder to Admit That Killing Americans With Drones On U.S. Soil Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Mar 6, 2013 11:29 AM PT

In response to Rand Paul Filibuster Inspires HuffPo to Blister Obama Over Drone Policy:

This morning, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was able to get Attorney General Eric Holder to admit, (after much hemming and hawing about "appropriateness") that it was unconstitutional to kill a US citizen on US soil with a drone strike, providing that American terror suspect does not pose an “imminent threat.”

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We've Done Worse Than a Bush

Mar 5, 2013 9:41 AM PT

In response to Are you ready for... Jeb Bush 2016?:

Being from Florida, I never understood the negative knee-jerk reaction to Jeb Bush.  He was the first person I ever voted for when he ran for governor the second time.  He's always struck me as a common sense kind of guy that wanted to institute reforms (like in K-12 education), while making them pallatable for the average voter (which we and most Breitbart readers are not).  That said, I don't know where he stands on a lot of issues, but I agree with John that the dynasty talk is over-played.

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