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  • Peter King pledges loyalty to Trump despite others boycotting

    07/22/2016 8:55:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Echo via Irish Central ^ | July 22, 2016 12:02 PM | Ray OíHanlon
    Long Island congressman Peter King was the most prominent activist Irish American Congressional Republican politician at the just concluded GOP convention in Cleveland. Come to think of it, he was the only one. [Ö] And while King is lining up behind the Trump candidacy, and has endorsed him, it should be remembered that back in the thick of the primary fight he endorsed Floridaís Senator Marco Rubio over his fellow New Yorker. But that was then and this is now. King sent this from the convention floor on Tuesday evening: ďDramatic night as Donald Trump goes over the top to...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, Iím watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passedÖ76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in ďemergencyĒ funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • New York congressman says he hates Ted Cruz and 'I'll take cyanide' if he wins the GOP nomination

    04/19/2016 9:31:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-19-16 | Nikki Schwab
    <p>New York Rep. Peter King made it crystal clear who he's not voting for in his home state's pivotal primary today Ė Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.</p> <p>'First of all, in case anybody gets confused, I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I'll take cyanide if he got the nomination,' King said this morning on Morning Joe.</p>
  • N.Y. Rep. Peter King: Iíll take cyanide if Cruz gets the nomination

    04/19/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    New York Republican Rep. Peter King had harsh words for Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, as his home state votes on presidential candidates. ďIn case anybody gets confused, Iím not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think Iíll take cyanide if he got the nomination,Ē King told MSNBC. King previously slammed Cruz for his criticism of ďNew York values,Ē calling for any New Yorkers who vote for him to have their head examined. ďI think youíre going to see Donald Trump scoring a big victory tonight,Ē he said....
  • Rep. Peter King threatens to 'take cyanide' if Cruz is nominee

    04/19/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/19/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    New York Rep. Peter King said Tuesday that if Ted Cruz secures the Republican presidential nomination, he'll take cyanide. "I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz, in case anyone is confused," King told MSNBC the morning of his home state's GOP primary contest. "I think I'd take cyanide if he got the nomination," the Republican lawmaker added, admitting that he cast his absentee ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "I'm not endorsing [Kasich], but I voted to send a message," King said. King also predicted that GOP front-runner Donald Trump will score "a big victory" in the Empire State. Despite Cruz's victory...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes ĎPhonyí Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder Ďand Other Thingsí

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasnít gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies heís facing in ó and prior rhetoric about ó New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Peter King endorses Rubio

    03/01/2016 12:22:49 PM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Peter King endorses Rubio ^ | March 1, 2016 | Andrew Hackmack
    The Congressman said he has never considered endorsing Cruz and doesnít particularly care for the Texas senator, and was unable to rationalize an endorsement of Trump. . . . According to King, he and Rubio share many beliefs, including the importance of surveillance, keeping Guantanamo Bay open, and keeping the United States involved in the worldís fight against terrorism.
  • Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Didn‚Äôt Vote For Zadroga Act, Doesn‚Äôt Support NY Firefighters, Police

    01/17/2016 12:36:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 129 replies
    wlny ^ | January 16, 2016 3:54 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Rep. Peter King is calling out presidential candidate Ted Cruz amid controversy over the senator's comments on "New York values." On Saturday, King tweeted that Ted Cruz was lying when he said he supports New York's firefighters and police. "Not true," the Republican said, adding that Cruz did not co-sponsor or vote in favor of the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. King went on to call Cruz "a fraud." @tedcruz can't tell truth. Says he fights 4 cops & firefighters. Not true. Didn't cosponsor or vote 4 Zadroga 9/11 health bill. What a fraud -...
  • Peter King to Ted Cruz: 'Go back under a rock' [Responding to Cruz's "New York Values" remark]

    01/14/2016 10:08:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/16/2016 | By Tom LoBianco and Dana Bash,
    New York Rep. Peter King had some sharp words for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday, in the wake of the Texas senator's attempt to criticize Donald Trump. Cruz, who had been playing nice with Trump for much of the campaign, recently attempted to disparage the real estate mogul by accusing him of possessing "New York values." The attack came after Trump raised questions over the Canadian-born Cruz's ability to serve as president. Trump "may shift in his new rallies to playing 'New York New York,' because you know Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York...
  • Counterterrrorism Chairman Defends Calls for Mosque Surveillance: ‚ÄėWhere..Threat is Coming From‚Äô

    12/29/2015 9:23:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNS ^ | December 27, 2015 | 11:03 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said Sunday mosques in the United States should be placed under surveillance regardless of the complaints of civil libertarians since "the fact is, that's where the threat is coming from." Fox News Sunday stand-in host Doug McKelway asked the chairman of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on counterintelligence and terrorism about recent comments in favor of 24/7 monitoring of mosques. "I can hear the cries of civil libertarians and constitutionalists right now, Congressman," McKelway said. "Yeah, listen, they can cry all they...
  • House GOP Shuts Down Nancy Pelosi‚Äôs Efforts to Force Gun Control Vote

    12/11/2015 8:02:25 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 10, the House GOP shut down Rep. Nancy Pelosi efforts to force a vote to add the no-fly list to background checks. The gun control push was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson. According to the Associated Press, the efforts were defeated on a ‚Äúnear party line vote of 242-173.‚ÄĚ The one Republican who sided with Democrats for gun control was Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
  • Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees despite Paris terrorist attacks

    11/15/2015 10:08:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A top White House adviser said Sunday that President Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees even as Republicans insisted that it's all but impossible to stop terrorists from hiding among the migrants. "We're still planning to take in Syrian refugees," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on "Fox News Sunday." One of the terrorists in Friday's deadly attacks on Paris reportedly may have used a Syrian passport to enter Europe with a flood of refugees, but Mr. Rhodes expressed confidence in the background-check system. "We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. It involves our intelligence...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: ĎThe crazies have taken over the partyí

    09/26/2015 10:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner shows that ďthe crazies have taken over the party,Ē Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. ďI think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House whoís second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person whoís honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country,Ē King said in an interview on CNN. ďHe could have stayed on.Ē King praised Boehner,...
  • Rep. King: ĎThis is a victory for the craziesí (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehnerís (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is ďa victory for the crazies,Ē Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. ďIím disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies,Ē King told Newsday. ďYou canít appease these people.Ē King said Boehner was resigning ďto avoid putting the party through tumultĒ amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker. Ö
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16th, 2015 | By Paul Kane and Robert Costa
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speakerís lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they donít like with Hill...
  • House votes to punish sanctuary cities

    07/23/2015 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities. The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation. Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinleís death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times. Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally...
  • Dems push Congress to expand background checks for gun sales

    07/09/2015 7:16:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    With Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Clybrun called on Congress to expand Brady background checks and vote on the bill Thompson and Peter King (R-N.Y.) introduced earlier this year. The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act would require background checks for all gun sales to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people who are mentally ill.
  • Peter King rules out 2016 bid

    07/01/2015 4:29:42 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jessie Byrnes
    Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) has ruled out a 2016 White House bid, he announced Wednesday. "It's just not in the cards. I don't want to be taking up other people's time," King said on CNN's "Wolf," noting his position on the House Homeland Security and Intelligence committees. ÔŅľ King, known for his hawkish views on national security, also said he was exploring a presidential bid out of concern Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) were "monopolizing the airwaves." "They were getting out what they thought was their Republican message. I wanted to counter that. I think I've been...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo BarberŠ
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis ó now freely available online as an Editorsí Choice article ó...
  • Graffiti artists suing 5Pointz owner for whitewashing their work from building

    06/17/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nine graffiti artists who spray painted creations across the world-renowned 5Pointz building filed a lawsuit Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seeking unspecified damages from the owner who whitewashed away their artwork. [Snip] The aerosol artists say they are owed substantial cash damages because Wolkoff painted over their al fresco works. [Snip] The iconic buildings had more than 350 works of visual art on the walls ó inside and out ó when Wolkoff destroyed them, the lawsuit said. The colorful, eye-catching creations were torn down for good last summer.
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. ďWe have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we canít hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihanís prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihanís famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, ďThe Negro Family: The Case for Action,Ē Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, ďFrom the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • Newsflash: Itís Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that thereís any real suspense in this presidential race?As the childrenís book says: Voters, itís time to ďGo the [expletive] to sleep.Ē You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncleís Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you donít waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ĎManspreadingí on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for ďmanspreadingĒ (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled ďThatís How They Get YouĒ released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. ďOn a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklynís criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of Ďman spreadingí on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,Ē the report states.
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 69 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.† As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate, †concise, intelligent.† But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.† iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.† Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.† It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox †Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ĎDumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridaís most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintonís candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: ďWalker would be the first president with a GED.ĒThe Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Sen. Paul Calls for "Open Rebellion" Against NSA Spy Program

    05/21/2015 12:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | May 21, 2014. | Jack Kenny
    With a call for ďopen rebellionĒ against the program, Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) held the Senate floor for ten-and-a-half hours Wednesday in opposition to extending provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that allow the National Security Agency to collect billions of telephone records and and electronic messages every day. "We should be in open rebellion, saying, 'enough is enough, we're not going to take it anymore,'" Paul said of the NSAís ďmetadataĒ program. Calling for ďa thorough and complete debate,Ē the first-term senator asked: "Do we want to live in a world where the government knows everything about us?...
  • Peter King: Paul Filibuster 'Putting Our National Security at Risk'

    05/20/2015 9:46:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 20 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Rep. Peter King slammed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for speaking for hours Wednesday on the Senate floor against renewing the Patriot Act and the NSA's metadata programs the law authorizes, charging to Newsmax that he is "doing a disservice to the country and he's putting our national security at risk. "He's unnecessarily frightening the American people," the New York Republican, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in an exclusive interview. "He's making the [National Security Agency] out to be the enemy.
  • Peter King: '50-50' odds he'll run in 2016

    05/20/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jessie Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday the odds are "50-50" that he will enter the 2016 presidential race. "I'm certainly not ruling it out," King said during an appearance on CNN's "Wolf." "Right now I'm sort of 50-50." King said he intended to make his decision by the end of June.
  • The Anti-Rand Paul Primary (John Bolton, Peter King and Lindsey Graham)

    04/20/2015 6:57:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Call it the anti-Rand primary. There are at least three Republicans who seem likely to run for president in part so they can attack Kentucky Sen. Rand Paulís libertarian-leaning foreign policy stances on the campaign trail. These anti-Rand candidates ó South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and New York Rep. Peter King ó are ramping up their criticism especially now that Paul has officially entered the race for the White House. All three are the longest of long shots when it comes to actually winning their partyís nomination. But each of them ó national security hawks...
  • GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office (Guess who?)

    03/27/2015 10:19:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | March 27, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Peter D. King (R-N.Y.) is not a fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, newly announced presidential candidate, and fellow Republican. "To me, he's just a guy with a big mouth and no results," he told CNN this week. Well, Cruz supporters aren't much fans of King, a moderate representing Long Island who has long been critical of hard-line conservatives in his own party. And, King said Friday, they have called his congressional office to let him know how they felt, prompting him to issue a statement slamming those Cruz backers as suffering "from severe cases of arrested...
  • Ted Cruz Has Zero Chance of Winning

    03/26/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring of Fire ^ | March 26, 2015 | Justin Lane
    ďTo me, heís just a guy with a big mouth and no resultsÖĒ By now, youíve heard that Ted Cruz thinks heís running for president in 2016. Ted Cruzís entire political career has been marked by opposing progress. He has no significant legislative or leadership record to speak of. But letís be clear: Ted Cruz is not a serious candidate. He is not a serious politician. He is a serious pain in the ass. His own party rejects him, and that rejection highlights the schism inside the Republican party. In an interview with CNN, Rep. Peter King said that Senator...
  • Rep. Peter King Threatens to Jump Off a Bridge if Cruz Gets GOP Nomination

    03/23/2015 4:15:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 201, 5 | Matt Wilstein
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) appeared on CNNís The Situation Room Monday afternoon and when Wolf Blitzer asked him to explain his statement that compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to a ďcarnival barker,Ē the Republican congressman opted not to walk back his comments but instead take about a dozen steps forward. ďWe need intelligent debate in the country. Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesnít carry out an intelligent debate,Ē King said. ďHe oversimplifies, he exaggerates and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King dismisses Ted Cruz as 'carnival barker'

    03/23/2015 9:48:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh, Senior Congressional Producer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)New York Republican Rep. Peter King, who is considering his own bid for the White House, mocked Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's announcement that he was running in 2016 and said the Texas Republican isn't qualified to serve as president. "Shutting down the federal government and reading Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor are the marks of a carnival barker not the leader of the free world," King said in a written statement on Monday. King's statement references a Cruz speech on the Senate floor that last more than 20 hours, railing against Obamacare in 2013. The New York Republican...
  • Peter King on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz: They Arenít ĎResponsible Adultsí

    03/10/2015 4:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has made no secret of his disdain for Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Speaking to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) at their presidential forum, King lambasted the senators and implied they arenít ďresponsible adults.Ē ď[Rand Paul] is concerned about drones, heís afraid the CIA might use drones to attack Americans drinking coffee in Starbucks,Ē King said, drawing a few laughs from the crowd. He suggested ISIS might be further emboldened to attack America if the commander-in-chief thinks the ďreal threatĒ is the CIA killing Americans with drones. ďThen we have Ted Cruz,...
  • GOP rep keeps up attack on 'delusional' conservatives

    03/01/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday did not let up in criticizing House Republicans who voted against bills to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since they don't touch President Obama's executive action on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT "There's an element within our party Ė there's a wing within the Congress Ė which is absolutely irresponsible. They have no concept of reality," King said on ABC's "The Week.Ē"For these people to be threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security at a time when our threat streams have never been greater at any time since 9/11, it's absolutely irresponsible," said King,...
  • Republican Congressman Peter King Slams Self-Righteous Delusional Wing Of His Party

    02/28/2015 2:11:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 28, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Appearing on Luke Russertís online MSNBC TV program, Shift, New York Congressman Peter King (R) slammed fellow House Republicans for not simply banding together to pass a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. King made it clear that he was fed up with Tea Party Republicans playing politics with Homeland Security funding. The New York Congressman declared: ĒThis madness has to end soonÖIíve had it with this self-righteous, delusional wing of the party.Ē King lamented that may GOP members of Congress come from very conservative districts where they ďlive in an echo chamberĒ. He argued that those...
  • Rep. Peter King slams his party's right wing over delay on Homeland Security funds

    02/27/2015 11:00:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | By TOM BRUNE
    Long Island's Rep. Peter King said Friday he had run out of patience with the House Republicans who are bent on defunding the Homeland Security Department to protest President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders. "It's wrong politically because we'll be blamed for shutting down the department," said King (R-Seaford). "It's wrong morally because we are putting American lives at risk to satisfy a political imperative." That cliff -- the expiration of funds for DHS as of midnight Friday night -- was avoided with Congress' late action. But it was just hours away when 52 conservative Republicans and 172 Democrats voted...
  • Peter King Running For President To Block Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio And Rand Paul

    02/01/2015 10:45:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Spreadit ^ | February 1, 2015 | Garrett Montgomery
    Peter King running for president in order to prevent other Republicans from winning the 2016 election. In numerous interviews, Congressman Peter King from New York has confirmed that his main reason for entering the presidential race is to serve as an obstacle to conservatives like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.Peter King running for president not because he thinks he can make it to the White House, but because he wants to stop several Republicans from becoming the most powerful leader in the world. For over two years now, Mr Peter Thomas King, who is the U.S. Representative for...
  • US Congress questions plan to admit Syrian refugees

    01/30/2015 6:35:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2015
    The Republican-led House Committee on Homeland Security is challenging an Obama administration plan to admit Syrian refugees to the United States, saying it could allow potential terrorists to sneak into the country. In a letter sent to the White House, Michael McCaul, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee and Peter King and Candice Miller, who chair subcommittees, said the administration's plan "raises serious national security concerns." The letter, dated Wednesday, said the United States lacks the resources to fully investigate the backgrounds of refugees from Syria, a base for Islamic State militants, before they are admitted to the country.
  • Peter King: Allow Surveillance in US Mosques or Face Bloodbaths

    Peter King: Allow Surveillance in US Mosques or Face Bloodbaths 07 Jan 2015 The horrific slaughter of 12 people by masked Islamic extremists in Paris should serve as a "wakeup call" to Americans that law enforcement must be allowed to gather intelligence in mosques ó or face similar attacks, Rep. Peter King told Newsmax TV on Wednesday. "The fact that we face an enemy that's going to be with us is as far as I can see. These are vicious, unprincipled animals, and they . . . try to find ways to attack Western civilizations, attack Judeo-Christian civilizations," King said...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her rťsumť looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ís 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan . Yet while her rise in the Republican Party has been swift, Ms. Stefanik,...
  • Rep. Peter King Calls on Sports Teams to Wear NYPD Patch in Honor of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 12:20:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/21/2014 | Rick Moran
    Recently, professional athletes have made their feelings known about the protests sweeping the country over grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.Four members of the St. Louis Rams ran on to the field with their hands up, indicating their solidarity with protestors advancing the myth that Michael Brown died while surrendering. NBA players Derrickk Rose and LeBron James both wore ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt breathe‚ÄĚ T-shirts during warm ups before recent games.Whether intended or not, the protests cast blame upon the police, and caused much anger in the ranks of officers.Now,...