drone policy

Rand Paul to Take the Floor to Again Contest Drone Policy, White House to Release Memo (Updated)

Paul appears set to take the floor to again protest drone policy. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 7:25 p.m. | Sen. Rand Paul intends to take the Senate floor Wednesday to contest the nomination of David J. Barron to be a federal appeals court judge, though it doesn't appear the Kentucky Republican will halt Barron's confirmation.  

That's in part because the White House plans to release the legal justification for the government's use of unmanned drones to target U.S. citizens, according to Sen. Mark Udall.  

Reid Sets Barron Vote After Meeting With White House Lawyers, Paul Plans Filibuster (Updated)

Updated 5:50 p.m. | The Senate's set to vote next week on a federal appeals court nominee who played a key role in the Obama administrations's drone policy.  

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed cloture to break an expected filibuster of the judicial nomination of David J. Barron, whose authorship of the secret memos backing the president's drone policy have brought controversy.