Congress takes sides on drones
A handful of senators like Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have long been calling for more information regarding the Obama Administration's drone program. But now a number of others are joining the party, following the leak of a Department of Justice White Paper that outlined how the White House can legally use drones to target U.S. citizens abroad. Though some lawmakers will only go so far as to call for more oversight, others are defending the program to the end. Here's how it breaks down so far:
More oversight: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., kicked off John Brennan's confirmation hearings with a promise to consider proposals to set up a special court that would decide when drones can target U.S. citizens overseas, noting that she'll review "legislation to ensure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with our values and the proposal to create an analogue of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to review the conduct of such strikes."