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Rand Paul's 12-Hour Filibuster of John Brennan in 120 Seconds: VIDEO

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As you may know, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) engaged in a more-than-12-hour filibuster yesterday of John Brennan's nomination to director of the CIA, much of which was about drone surveillance and warfare.

In case you missed it, Politisphere has polished down the marathon session to a spare two minutes:

Paul's filibuster, which lasted more than 12 hours and was joined at times by several other senators, focused on the government's use of drone strikes. Paul specifically expressed his extreme disapproval of Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to rule out using drone strikes against American citizens on American soil, which Holder said in a recent letter to Paul could be ordered in "extreme circumstances."

Paul ended the filibuster after making a joke that nature was calling.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Obama to Name John Brennan as CIA Director

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Obama's chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan, seen here taking questions after the Bin Laden raid, will be named as director of the CIA, NBC News reports:

Brennan worked at the CIA for 25 years, including a stint as station chief in Saudi Arabia. He also served as chief of staff to then CIA Director George Tenet from 1999 to 2001, when he was named the agency's deputy executive director.

Obama was expected to make the announcement on Monday.

As Brennan has been involved in major national security issues since 9/11, he should be able "to hit the ground running" at the CIA, one official told NBC News.

If confirmed, Brennan will succeed retired general David Petraeus, who resigned amid a scandal over an extramarital affair with his biographer.


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