As the dust settled from last night's election excitement, progressives awoke to a sobering question: are we in for four more years of drone strikes and extrajudicial killings? On Democracy Now!, Nation correspondent Jeremy Scahill spoke with Rep. Dennis Kucinich, one of the few members of Congress willing to speak out against Obama's abuse of power in killing US citizens. "It's amazing that we're in an America that we have to defend the rights of Americans to be free from assasinations by their own country," Kucinich said.

—Christie Thompson

For more on the U.S.'s shadow wars, check out Jeremy Scahill's exclusive investigation on "The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia."