John Brennan has won U.S. Senate confirmation to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee's credentials to lead the spy agency.
Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president's authority to kill Americans with drones.
A Senate committee has signed off on John Brennan's nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
After in-depth testimony from John Brennan, the U.S. Senate considers the counter terrorism advisor for head of the CIA.
President Obama's nominee for head of the CIA faces questions after defending the use of unmanned drones.
President Obama nominated two controversial officials for his second-term national security team on Monday.