Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered the nomination of John Brennan for nearly 13 hours, challenging the president's authority to kill Americans on American soil without due process of law.

During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, several prominent lawyers testified in favor of the constitutionality of targeted killing of Americans.

The pushback against a national registry of law-abiding gun owners appears to be more than sufficient to kill any such legislation from being enacted, at least for the time being.

Some Senate Republicans, backed by their leadership, are proposing a plan to avoid mandated sequestration cuts by letting President Obama decide what to cut.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) threatened to filibuster the confirmation vote of John Brennan unless Brennan provides clear answers to the senator's questions regarding the prosecution of the drone war.