The Chatter: More from Sen. Paul on use of drones; Fischer announces re-election bid

04/23/2013 03:12 PM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that the question of an “imminent threat” would have applied to the use of drones in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Paul held up the nomination of the CIA director so that he could get more information on the Obama administration’s policy of drone strikes on American soil.

Paul said Tuesday on Fox News Channel he would have supported police using drones in last week’s hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing.

“If there is a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against drones being used to search them,” Paul told Fox Business Network.

Paul illustrated the distinction by clarifying he has never argued against any technology being used against having an imminent threat.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announces re-election bid

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced he will run for re-election in 2014 through a message to supporters, according to WFPL .

Fischer had been avoiding answering questions about his re-election, even sparking questions of whether he would challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election.

In the message to supporters, Fischer announced the first re-election campaign event will be a June 11 fundraiser.

No others have announced intentions to run for Louisville mayor in 2014.

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