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Vice President Joe Biden swears in CIA Director John Brennan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 8, 2013. (White House)

Brennan sworn in for CIA on draft of Constitution

After a week in which questions about U.S. drone policy and the potential of killing American citizens on U.S. soil dominated the news, John Brennan was sworn in as the new CIA director with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution dating from 1787.

**FILE** President Obama is greeted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for his ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013, during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (Associated Press)

White House: GOP outreach not Clinton's idea

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama held a previously undisclosed private dinner with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last Friday, the same night the sequester spending cuts went into effect.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leaves the floor of the Senate after his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington, early Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Rand Paul's filibuster — with a little help from his friends

Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster Wednesday to bring attention to drone strikes turned into a committee affair, with a dozen other GOP senators coming to the chamber floor to help carry the speaking load by asking long-winded questions, giving Mr. Paul a chance to rest his voice and stretch his legs as the others spoke.