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Political strategist talks about Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster

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Thursday, the Obama administration specified limits on the President's authority to order drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. 

This comes after a nearly 13-hour filibuster by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Wednesday, in an effort to block the confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA.

The tactic got a mixed response, even within the Republican Party.

"The majority doesn't get to decide who we execute. We have a process for deciding this. We have courts for deciding this. To allow one man to accuse you in secret - you never get notified you've been accused. Your notification is the buzz of propellers on the drone as it flies overhead in the seconds before you're killed. Is that what we really want from our government?" Paul said.

Joining FOX 7 to talk about this is Democratic Strategist Harold Cook.

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