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  • Peter King: Ted Cruz, rand Paul Trying to Appeal to ‘Lowest Common Denominator’ Voters

    06/13/2014 7:42:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/13/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    In the wake of the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a “fraud” and accused Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Texas) of seeking support among “lowest common denominator” voters. “I’ve been in politics for a long time. But I don’t think anyone sensed this coming. And it just shows how unpredictable the business is and how often politics does not always have a happy ending,” King said of Cantor’s loss, which he said “shocked everyone.” When asked on CNN if Cantor’s defeat meant that House GOPs need...
  • Rep. King: Paul, Cruz Will Use Cantor Loss to ‘Stop Gov’t from Functioning’

    06/11/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 11th, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Representative Peter King (R-NY) warned on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that the Rand Paul/Ted Cruz wing of the Republican Party would use House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) surprise defeat last night to push a far-right agenda bent on shutting the government down.“My concern is a lot of things are going to be dead and pushed aside,” King said. “I’m concerned that the Ted Cruz supporters, the Rand Paul supporters, are going to use this as an excuse to basically stop the government from functioning. Thank god there’s no debt ceiling bill coming up. Thank god there’s no way to...
  • Being There; The Sequel

    05/27/2014 5:52:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Day one of my semi-sabbatical. So far so good. Today’s reflection: CNN's John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama "detached," "flat footed," and "incompetent." Detached? Flat footed? Incompetent? Now who does that remind me of…? Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Cruz or Paul

    05/17/2014 7:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president. Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said he’s “certainly looking at” the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He...
  • Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul

    05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/17/2014 | Matt Willstein
    Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president. Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said he’s “certainly looking at” the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He...
  • Rep. Peter King plans presidential trips to Iowa, South Carolina (Attacks Cruz and Paul)

    05/11/2014 2:23:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)New York Rep. Peter King is stepping up his attacks on 2016 GOP hopefuls Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as he builds on his burgeoning presidential campaign with planned trips to Iowa and South Carolina. “I don’t want the Republican Party taken over isolationists such as Rand Paul, or people like Ted Cruz who want to shut the government down,” he said while visiting Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. “I want there to be an alternative voice which I feel is in the tradition of Eisenhower, of Reagan, and you know, traditional Republicans who believe in strong national defense...
  • Peter King urges immigration reform

    04/24/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A House GOP lawmaker is urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring up immigration reform, saying it would benefit the nation and the Republican Party to undertake an overhaul that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The letter from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) adds to a quiet but growing chorus of comments from House Republicans during the current congressional recess speaking in favor of immigration reform this year – which remains a steep uphill battle, with the House GOP fundamentally divided on the hot-button issue.
  • Liberals don’t allow private guns on military bases because they don’t trust our soldiers

    04/17/2014 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The murders at Fort Hood have resulted in renewed calls to lift Bill Clinton’s ban on personally owned firearms on military bases. This latest attack was the third on a military installation in the past five years, so common sense, no, common DECENCY dictates that a change in policy is necessary. Those who essentially hate the military and think the worst of its members have had their way long enough. Their “because we say so” policy has never made sense. It has to end because it’s killing people and destroying lives. The arguments against allowing our military personnel the means...
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • Congress baffled by missing plane - Rep Peter King: Malaysia "done nothing right so far"

    03/15/2014 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Keith Laing
    Members of Congress who have been briefed by intelligence officials say they are baffled by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Boeing 777 has been missing since March 7, when it lost contact with air traffic controllers about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that communications systems on the missing flight were deliberately disabled by someone on the plane and the last known signal came more than seven hours after takeoff. Lawmakers said they sought out information from multiple federal agencies about the missing plane, but...
  • Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Unfit to Be a Leader of a Party’

    03/09/2014 5:28:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 09, 2014 1:48 PM
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was on “America’s News Headquarters” today, where he discussed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In his speech, Paul said that the NSA monitors all phone calls. […] “I think it’s an ignorant strategy which shows that he’s unfit to be a leader of a party. To say that the NSA is monitoring people’s phone calls—the NSA does not listen to anyone’s phone calls, cannot record the conversations of anyone’s phone call, unless there’s a court order, and that can only be obtained after [they’ve] shown direct contact with a terrorist...
  • [Peter] King [(R-N.Y.)] blasts 'morons' in Republican Party

    02/12/2014 11:05:35 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-12-2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) defended Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday after the House passed a clean debt-limit bill that raised the ire of conservatives. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit, asserting they are the same faction that led to the government shutdown last year. “This is the same group that back in September and October went into a government shutdown that everybody knew was a disaster,” King said on MSNBC. “They ended up looking like morons following Ted Cruz over the cliff.” King had been...
  • "Dots need to be collected so as to be connected." (What about suspicionless dots, per the NSA?

    01/24/2014 10:18:56 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    1/24/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I have heard more than once (from Dems, Dem-e's and RINOs as well) concerning the NSA that "we need to be able to collect the dots so that we can connect the dots." But what about suspicionless dots, as in suspicionless wiretaps or suspicionless meta data mining/gathering? Was it ok for the British to serve a search warrant for an entire city (big or small), so as to try to find the one person they were looking for in that city? No evidence of abuse? Has Congress had near unlimited access to the NSA's activities to see if any abuse...
  • Rep. Peter King: Tone Deaf Meets Stupid

    01/08/2014 4:32:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dillon Carter
    Republicans are routinely – and, for the most part, wrongfully – mischaracterized by a lamestream American media that has shifted so far to the political left that even Karl Marx would be uncomfortable.But every now and then, like a broken clock, the lamestreams get it right: Some Republicans can be a little kooky and extreme. And it’s even better when the extreme nature of these few Republicans put them at odds with other members of their party. The ensuing “cat fight” makes for great political theater.Enter Rep. Peter King, RINO, New York.Instead of whipping up on the current Democrat regime...
  • Why would Peter King (RINO-N.Y.) believe the NSA is trustworthy IF, IF Clapper and Obama lied?

    01/06/2014 10:26:18 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    1/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Simple question... Did Clapper and/or Obama lie in any way concerning any testimony and/or statements that they have made in the past about the NSA? If so, why would Peter King be eager to attack Rand Paul? If Clapper lied, and Obama lied, surely Peter King would at least be saying that he is going to reserve judgment on the NSA not abusing its powers in light of what Clapper and/or Obama have said, and wait and see if any info comes to light that shows that the NSA cannot be trusted?
  • Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    01/05/2014 6:48:13 PM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.
  • Peter King: Paul 'doesn't deserve' to be a senator

    01/05/2014 2:52:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2014 | Russell Berman
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday said fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) “doesn’t deserve to be in the United States Senate” based on his accusations against the National Security Agency over its domestic spying program. Appearing on Fox News, the hawkish former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee launched a broadside against Paul, saying he was “totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.” Earlier Sunday, the more libertarian Paul defended his planned class-action lawsuit against the NSA and suggested that both James Clapper, the director of national...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Peter King Says He May Run for President to Save the GOP from Cruz and Paul

    12/31/2013 2:57:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he’s still pondering a run for the White House because he doesn’t want Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) define the GOP. King, who’s made five trips up to early primary state New Hampshire and admitted in July that he’s toying with the idea of a presidential campaign, told MSNBC he hasn’t made up his mind yet and his decision should come “sometime next year, either next year or the beginning of 2015.” “Again, I’ve been up there five times. I am looking at it. People are talking...
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • German spy scandal: Obama apology shows he's no George W. Bush

    10/27/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/27/13 | Mark Sappenfield - CSM
    Not for the first time since he took office, President Obama is being accused of looking a lot like his predecessor when it comes to terrorism. This week, the anger came from media reports detailing the scope of National Security Agency (NSA) espionage in Europe, including bugging the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a sweep of French metadata from phone calls, e-mails, and other electronic communications similar to what it has done in the US. For a man who first took office promising change in how America treated the world, it looked like more of the same. Already,...
  • Too Bad: Saudis angry with U.S. (can we talk 9/11 now)

    10/24/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    If there is a country Saudi Arabia and Iran despise more than Israel, it’s each other. When it comes to Syria, Iran’s most prominent ally, the prospect of removing Bashar al-Assad has a pavlovian effect on the Saudis. ... Putin beat Barack Obama and John Kerry like a couple of drums. While Obama saw an opportunity to spin a resounding defeat into an opportunity to back down under the guise of a diplomatic stalemate as the preferred option, there were consequences. One of those consequences involves Saudi Arabia’s anger with the U.S. for not dealing with Assad. Consequences aren’t necessarily...
  • Will Jeb Bush, Huckabee, McCain, Ayotte, Graham, King, Etc, Adhere To Reagan's 11th Commandment?

    10/21/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    That is what it has now come down to. Will they (and others of a similar persuasion) hold to this commandment - or not? Time to choose...
  • Last Night Mike Huckabee Talked About Primarying "Republicans." Feeding LMSM Trolls...

    10/21/2013 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Stop feeding the LMSM trolls! Keep things PRIVATE. Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans! (Reagan). Once again, out in public, but this time not McCain or Ayotte or Graham or Peter King, or... you name it.. we have someone giving their PUBLIC two-cents worth on Republicans primarying Republicans, some having so-called Pharisaical attitudes and so forth. When will they (and now Jeb Bush talking about Ted Cruz) get it through their heads, that they aren't helping the Republican Party by going out in public and feeding the LMSM trolls. If they have a beef with Tea Partiers,...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz breaks political crockery – right and left

    10/20/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 20, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    It’s hard to imagine a more divisive political figure in the United States today than Ted Cruz. The freshman US Senator from Texas drives liberals and Democrats crazy. If anything, he drives many of his fellow conservatives and Republicans – that is, the members of Congress trying to compete with President Obama through traditional legislative means – even crazier. He’s the face of a newly-revived tea party movement that’s as much a threat to the establishment GOP as it is to Democrats. And as much as any other individual in US politics today, Sen. Cruz was responsible for the 16-day...
  • On Hannity's Show Cruz & Lee: Enough With McCain, Ayotte, Etc, Publicly Bashing Conservatives

    10/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    10/17/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This public bashing needs to stop. Yesterday, I saw on television Ayotte still going at it talking about how this shutdown doesn't need to happen again. Maybe so, but enough of McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Corker, Peter King, etc, airing things out in public. Cruz, last night talked in part abvout McCain dive-bombing House Republicans, how this disunified Republicans, and how non-unity in the House/Senate torpedoed any chance of delaying or altering parts of ObamaCare - and Hannity brought up other individuals. But enough is enough. If they have a problem with someone or something take it to them in private...
  • Ted Cruz will try to do all of this again. Will John Boehner let him? (Peter King a hero to Dems?)

    10/16/2013 9:17:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | October 16, 2013 | Greg Sargent
    So the Senate has reached a deal, and the House GOP leadership will reportedly allow a vote on it, meaning this crisis is probably over. For now, anyway. How long until Republicans put us through all of this again? It’s easy to make fun of GOP Rep. Peter King, but he was one of the few to call out GOP insanity from the inside early in this process. Now, in an interesting and entertaining interview with Capital New York, he’s calling for Republicans to wage war on Ted Cruz. King predicts the Texas Senator will try do this all again...
  • Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate

    10/16/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 7 replies
    The Washington comPost ^ | March 5, 2011 | Peter Finn
    In 1985, the Irish government boycotted the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, the biggest celebration in the Irish American calendar. The cause of its umbrage was Peter T. King, that year's grand marshal and someone the Irish government said was an "avowed" supporter of a terrorist organization, the Irish Republican Army. King, then a local politician on Long Island, was one of the most zealous American defenders of the militant IRA and its campaign to drive the British out of Northern Ireland. He argued that IRA violence was an inevitable response to British repression and that the...
  • Rep. Peter King: 'We Have to Start Going After Ted Cruz by Name'

    10/14/2013 6:42:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 14, 2013 - 11:23 AM | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - If Congress passes legislation deferring a decision on the debt ceiling and stopgap government funding, Republicans should anticipate another crisis in six to eight weeks, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on Monday. "We have to anticipate Ted Cruz is going to try to do this again. Ted Cruz and 30 or 40 people in the House. And we have to start going after him by name. I've been doing it all along. I wish I had more company on it." King said "we just can't have" Republicans or Ted Cruz second-guessing the final outcome of the current stalemate....
  • Wasserman Schultz: All-Women Team ‘Would Get This Done in a Few Hours’

    10/14/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM | Susan Jones
    Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Monday—because “a woman doesn’t want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table.” … Why not put Sarah Palin in the room, joked Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who was interviewed along with Wasserman Schultz. “You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because that’s usually women’s goal,” Wasserman Schultz replied. …
  • Rep. Peter King fires Republican Cruz missile, says time to 'go after' Ted Cruz 'by name'

    10/14/2013 5:59:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/14/13 | tom howell jr
    Republican Congressman Peter King said Monday it is time to take the gloves off and call out members of his own party by name, after a failed strategy to defund Obamacare appeared to diminish the GOP’ reputation in recent polls. Mr. King, of New York, said he’s not going to take it anymore and will freely criticize freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, who led the drive to scrap the health care law as a precondition for a spending deal ahead of Oct. 1. “Ted Cruz and 30 or 40 people in the House. We have to start going after...
  • Peter King: Court Jester

    10/12/2013 6:04:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 85 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 10/12/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Peter King, the court jester of the House of Representatives, had this to say to PMSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about Tea Party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: *** "I'm really more concerned about why more Republicans around the country didn't join me in denouncing Ted Cruz. We now have people on the sidelines coming forward who we have to take a stand here. We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I mean, these are people, isolationists, I consider them RINOs, because they don't represent traditional Republican principles. Ted...
  • Peter King: It’s Ted Cruz and Rand Paul who are the real RINOs

    10/12/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP. Wait, wait, wait — before you start shaking your first at him, isn’t his point here oddly simpatico with what tea partiers say every day about Beltway squishes like King himself? It all depends on what benchmark you use to define “Republican.” The Republican establishment of the past 10 years has been fiercely interventionist, willing to bend on civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism, and happy to back new entitlement programs like Medicare Part D so long as their guy’s in the White House. Rand Paul, by contrast, tilts towards isolationism, wants to sue the NSA...
  • Republican congressman goes ballistic on Ted Cruz - "We have to cut this guy off now"

    10/12/2013 2:49:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Salon ^ | October 11, 2013 | Elias Isquith
    Appearing on MSNBC on Friday, Congressman Peter King continued his epic verbal assault on Ted Cruz — and, to a lesser extent, Rand Paul — by describing the Texas Senator as a “RINO” (Republican in name only) and a “fraud.” Speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, King called the ongoing government shutdown “the strategy of Ted Cruz” and wondered aloud “why more Republicans around the country didn’t join me in denouncing Ted Cruz” before the shutdown began. “We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul,” King continued, describing Cruz and Paul...
  • King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)

    10/11/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    Hamodia Torah Jewry ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Yochonon Donn
    WASHINGTON - Taking on one of the United States’ most prominent Israel critics Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is mulling a presidential run, defended the special relationship with Israel as essential for U.S. security. The sparring came when, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the threat posed by Somali al-Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab, former CIA al-Qaida analyst Michael Scheuer said that al-Qaida would leave the U.S. alone if they were to abandon their alliance with Israel. “If it was up to me I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow,” Scheuer said. “All I worry about is the...
  • Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz And Rand Paul Are RINOs

    10/11/2013 12:20:18 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>REP. PETER KING (R-NY): Andrea, this is the strategy of Ted Cruz and going back to mid-September, I said that Ted Cruz was a fraud, that there was a dead-end to this policy and it made no sense to follow it. John Boehner also told us in early September that it would be the wrong thing to do to shut down the government in an attempt to defund Obamacare. Unfortunately, we have three or four dozen Republicans in the House, Cruz Republicans, who basically threatened to bring the House down if John Boehner did not pursue this policy. John knew it was not doing to work, but he felt he had no choice. I understand his position.</p>
  • Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill

    10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week. King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill. Until Friday. "If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with...
  • Peter King: No, I won’t sign the Democrats’ discharge petition to force a House vote on ending....

    10/07/2013 2:00:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit | 4:41 pm on October 7, 2013
    Via the Corner, the exciting conclusion to Friday afternoon’s drama about the Dems trying to force Boehner to bring a clean CR to the floor. Pelosi sent a letter to him on Saturday signed by 195 House Democrats calling for a vote; that means all she’d need for a successful discharge petition is 22 House Republicans to sign too — and coincidentally, there are 22 House Republicans who’ve said things to the effect that a clean CR would be awfully nice right now. Peter King, whose incessant Cruz-bashing has made him the new de facto RINO Pope, is of course...
  • Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’

    10/06/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Oct 2013 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    If Peter King’s brand of Republicanism seems to be on the wane these days, the Long Island congressman isn’t letting it go quietly. Kng, 69, has long been one of the Hill’s most quotable and irascible troublemakers, a frequent presence on cable television with an apparently boundless capacity for outrage. He has fumed over topics as serious as Hurricane Sandy relief and aid for 9/11 responders, and as comparatively trivial as the White House party crashers and the death of Michael Jackson (whom he called a “lowlife” and a “pervert.”) King broke with Newt Gingrich over the government shutdowns of...
  • Peter King protest

    10/05/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 33 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10/5/2013 | jdc11710
    Peter King feeling some heat back in his district. link
  • Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'

    10/02/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/2/13 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution. "This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down. Urgent: Do You Support Sen. Ted Cruz's Efforts to Defund Obamacare? Vote Here. "It's obvious now there is...
  • Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'

    10/01/2013 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 158 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 30 Sep 2013 | By Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution. "This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down. "It's obvious now there is no end in sight," King told CNN. "This is a fool's errand." King...
  • Betrayal in the works in the House!

    09/30/2013 3:57:38 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 319 replies
    Special Report | 9/30/2013 | Me
    According to Special Report, a cadre of Quislings in the House are planning a revolt against not only the conservative majority, but the leadership as well. No doubt led by Peter King who recently insinuated he was not going to continue playing 'Cruz' game', this group will vote with the rats to block our next volley to the senate, the hardest one yet for them to reject. We cannot allow this. If you are a Freeper and think your rep might be involved in this treachery, melt the phone lines and fill the inboxes. No insurrection can be afforded at...
  • Peter King Won’t Vote For Another Bill Amending ObamaCare: ‘Tired of Ted Cruz Calling the Shots’

    09/30/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 09/30/201 | Evan McMurry
    Congressman Steve King (R-NY) told Fox News Sunday afternoon he would not vote for another resolution to delay or defund ObamaCare if it meant shutting the government down, and that he was infuriated with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for letting the fight get to a stage at which the government was threatened. “From the start I thought it was wrong to pursue this policy of threatening to shut the government down over defunding ObamaCare,” King said. “I went along with the votes up until now because I know that John Boehner does not want to shut the government down, and...
  • Should All Fed. Employees Be Required To Taste Of The Green Eggs & Ham Of OCare (No Subsidies, Too)?

    09/28/2013 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Schumer said "don't knock it until you've tried it." Good... Then ALL federal employees shouldn't knock it until they've tried it! All federal employees get to taste it, and no subsidies for Senators, Reps, staffers, etc. ALL federal employees... Yum yum... The GOP should add this on to whatever they have to. I mean, why shouldn't all fed. employees get that yum yum?
  • Cruz is the new McCarthy (Here it comes!)

    09/27/2013 11:07:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | September 28, 2013 | Lowell Greenbaum, Chairman, Richmond County Dem Party
    McCarthyism is on the march again from within the leadership of the Republican Party. Oh no, you say, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is from the Tea Party, not a Republican leader. Tell that to Sarah Palin and others who argue that Cruz is the new leader of the Republicans. They point out how Cruz took the Senate floor for 21 hours, arguing that he had to stop Obamacare funding by shutting down the government. They are proud that he said that, unlike the world that refused to stop the Nazis in 1940, he would be the hero of America and...
  • Rep. King: Cruz supporters making 'vile, obscene' phone calls

    09/26/2013 5:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Rep. Peter King, who called fellow Republican Ted Cruz a 'fraud,' said his office is now receiving threatening phone calls from people who say they're supporters of the Texas senator.</p> <p>"You can't always blame a person if his followers act in a terrible way," King said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." However, he expressed concern about the "vile, obscene" nature of the phone calls.</p>
  • Rep. Peter King (SCUMBAG) Bashes Sen. Ted Cruz on CNN: ‘Those I’ve Spoken To Think He’s Crazy’

    09/25/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 25th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Congressman Peter King has been one of the strongest Republican voices opposing Ted Cruz‘s fight against Obamacare, frequently calling him a “fraud.” On CNN Wednesday night, King continued hammering Cruz, telling Anderson Cooper that despite how much Cruz may view himself as a conservative “folk hero” the majority of the country is rallying behind, “those I’ve spoken to think he’s crazy.” King likened this to the Charge of the Light Brigade and said Cruz is a “kamikaze pilot,” ultimately finding his tactics to be destructive to the Republican party. He continued to call Cruz a fraud and a “medicine man...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Engaging In 'Governmental Terrorism'

    09/25/2013 7:38:03 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies
    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | September 25, 2013, 7:33 AM EDT | Tom Kludt
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), as the outspoken congressman made clear in an interview published Wednesday in The New York Times. “My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud,” King told the Times. “I start with that, and then I go on. It takes me two or three minutes to explain it.” Minutes later, according to the Times, King had a damning characterization of Cruz's effort to block funding for the health care law, which has raised the risk of a government shutdown. Cruz continued his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare with...
  • A Republican Calls Another a ‘Fraud’: Peter King calls Cruz's Tactic "Government Terrorism"

    09/25/2013 9:06:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/25/2013 | JIM DWYER
    When Peter King is going to give you a sound bite, he lets you know ahead of time, so as not to insult your intelligence or, for that matter, waste your time if you’re not that interested in the details. But please, stay for the footnotes. Here is Mr. King, a Republican congressman who represents Long Island, speaking on Tuesday afternoon about Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, who is bringing the federal government to the brink of a shutdown because he wants to cut all the money for President Obama’s health care plan. “My sound bite is to...