Good morning! While you ponder the documentary about cats, here's a historical note to ponder: On this day in 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) voiced concerns on Tuesday that the U.S. government may use a drone missile to kill Edward Snowden, who recently leaked classified information on National Security Administration surveillance programs.
"I'm worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile," Paul said during an interview on Fox Business News. "I mean, we live in a bad time where American citizens don't even have rights and that they can be killed. But the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what's going on."
Highlighting the discord among Republicans over President Barack Obama’s targeted killings policy, two prominent GOP senators, John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor to criticize Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 12-hour filibuster Wednesday.
After 13 hours, nature calls. That’s what Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) learned in the first hours of Thursday morning when his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA ended at 12:39 a.m. because he had to use the bathroom. “I’ve discovered there are some limits to filibustering, and I’m going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes,” he said. But speaking with Glenn Beck on Thursday, Paul said he thought of using a catheter to prevent the necessary bathroom break. “I did think about it,” he said. “I’ve put them in before, but I really decided against it.”