True to form, Politico and MSNBC once again became one just a few minutes ago.
Here's Politico's national political reporter, James Hohmann, explaining Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster motivations on MSNBC:
Rand Paul's concern is his own base of support. He has his eyes on a 2016 campaign. This isn't really the Republicans, he knows Brennan is going to get confirmed. He's trying to shore up the people who supported his father, Ron Paul, even as he tries to make inroads with national security conservatives and others in the Republican coalition to improve his own political prospects.