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    Senate Panel Approves Brennan for CIA

    UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 7: U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan testifies at his nomination hearing to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Brennan is expected to face questioning the drone targeted killing program. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

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    Drones, shmones. The Senate Intelligence Committee voted in John Brennan as the next director of the CIA on Tuesday afternoon. Currently President Obama's counterterrorism adviser, Brennan has been a controversial figure regarding the United States' use of drone strikes. But the White House agreed to supply the committee with classified memos detailing legal rationale for the attacks ahead of the vote. Brennan still has to pass a vote by the full Senate before officially taking the position. Just watch yourself around biographers, sir.

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