Filibuster: After nearly 13 hours, Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan came to an end. NPR reports that Paul used the opportunity to ask the president about the possibility of using drones against Americans on U.S. soil.
Snowquester: What forecasters had predicted as possibly the largest snow fall in more than two years turned out to be a bust. Schools and the government closed for the day Wednesday as a big storm rolled through the area bringing snow and rain to the region. The Washington Post reports.
Nuclear Threat: North Korea has threatened the U.S. with a preemtive nuclear strike. Reuters reports that the threat announced Thursday up the rhetoric.
Draw Straws: Days after the Washington state Supreme Court ordered the state to provide additional funding for education, the Republican state Senate has come up with an interesting money-saving strategy. A bill introduced Wednesday morning would reduce the number of justices from nine to five. The bill would have justices draw straws to see who kept their job and who would be laid off. The Seattle Times reports.