Washington Daybook: Question Time

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U.S. military drones in Kandahar.

It’s question time in Washington.

Expect questions on drones and U.S. policy to take center stage at John Brennan’s Senate confirmation hearing as CIA director.

Lawmakers will be shown classified legal documents today that justify drone strikes on Americans suspected of terrorism after President Barack Obama ordered the Justice Department to give access to the material, Bloomberg News reported.

Departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta faces questions about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Lingering questions about battery problems aboard Boeing aircraft will be addressed by NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman when she gives an update of the investigation into a Jan. 7 fire that occurred on Japan Airlines 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston.

There’s no question that House Democrats, on retreat today in Leesburg, Virginia, will present a package of gun control recommendations, mirroring the proposals Obama called for in response to the Connecticut school shootings in December. The question is whether the recommendations, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, will advance in the Republican-controlled House.

And the question of whether or not the Washington Redskins NFL team name is racist will be addressed today at a forum held by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall.

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