Graham, McCain, Ayotte, And King Put Out Statement To Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights

By: Monday April 22, 2013 5:58 am

A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen. “It is clear the events we have [...]

Was Hurricane Sandy Relief A Casualty Of The “Fiscal Cliff” Deal?

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 8:11 am

Somewhat lost in the shuffle last night was a disastrous response to a disaster: The fiscal cliff may have been averted Tuesday, but the next political fight was waiting in the wings and exploded just minutes later when House Speaker John Boehner announced he’d postpone a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief bill until the [...]

Bipartisan Support for Phone Hacking Investigation of News Corp

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Peter King (R-NY), a frequent guest on News Corp’s cable news properties (up to this point), just called for an FBI investigation into allegations that the company hacked into the voicemail accounts of 9-11 victims. Given King’s constant invocation of 9-11, only rivaled by Rudy Giuliani, this isn’t all that surprising. King said in the [...]

As King Hearings Continue, More Information on White Supremacist Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Hundreds in Spokane

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 10:40 am

Marcy is doing a great job liveblogging the McCarthyist hearings on Islamic radicalism chaired by terrorist sympathizer Peter King. She’s covered Keith Ellison breaking down when talking about a Muslim NYPD cadet and paramedic named Mohammed Salman Hamdani who died rescuing people on 9/11. She’s covered Sheriff Lee Baca of LA County, the only law [...]

Peter King Supported IRA Acts of Terrorism Before Scapegoating Muslims

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 7:45 am

Peter King’s Islamic radicalization hearings single out a particular community and a particular type of extremist activity for examination. Other terrorist actions will not get the same scrutiny, particularly the actions that King wholeheartedly supported in the recent past. For Representative Peter T. King, as he seizes the national spotlight this week with a hearing [...]

Sheriff Lee Baca, Only Law Enforcement Witness at King’s Muslim Radicalization Hearings, Speaks Out

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 7:10 am

Peter King has called any criticism of his McCarthyite “Islamic radicalization” hearing “absolutely insane.” He claims that his hearing, which will look at the cooperation of Muslim-Americans with law enforcement, will expose a radical Muslim community that either looks the other way at or actively participates in terrorism and extremism. This has generated a fair [...]

White House Contrasts Peter King Muslim Radicalization Hearings With Appeal to Tolerance

By: Monday March 7, 2011 6:15 am

This week, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will hold long-awaited hearings in the House Homeland Security Committee on Muslim cooperation with law enforcement in terror investigations. King pretty much has his mind made up before entering the hearing room – he believes that Muslim-Americans haven’t aided enough in investigations against extremism, despite a long record to [...]

Boehner Shuts Down Peter King Gun Control Legislation

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:43 am

I guess Rachel Maddow called me out, among other people, a bit for displaying a bit of cynicism over the possibility of gun control legislation getting through Congress. I’m all for rallying the troops with a “we can do it” speech, but when I wrote that, I was thinking of this. The Speaker of the [...]

Peter King’s Outlandish Gun Control Proposal

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 10:02 am

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will introduce legislation that would ban guns from being carried within 1,000 feet of a federal government official. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s more high-profile pro-gun control figures, supports the bill. He added some other measures he would like to see the President adopt, including overhauling [...]

NY-Sen: Ford Flips On Gay Marriage, Says He Will Decide “In The Coming Weeks”

By: Monday January 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Today was a busy day in the New York Senate race even if you didn’t talk about Kirsten Gillibrand and Harold Ford. Left-wing Democratic candidate Jonathan Tasini launched a campaign to end the filibuster, and both of the top Republican recruits for the race – Rep. Peter King and former Rep. Susan Molinari – dropped [...]

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