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  • Libs Are All Muslims Today

    03/07/2011 7:49:25 AM PST · by jazminerose · 13 replies ^ | 3/7/11 | Joy Tiz
    Being religious is never un-American. Being religious is quintessentially American -Denis McDonough The White House is quick to defend the only religion liberals recognize as legitimate in preparation for congressional hearings on Islamic radicalization in America. Liberals show no such tolerance toward Christianity, but tirelessly defend the rights of terrorists as long as they remember to shout “allahu akbar” at some point during their killing rampages. Rep. Peter King of New York wants to study the reasons why young people are turning themselves into jihadis at such a terrifying rate. Rather than applaud King’s efforts to combat extremism, those much...
  • In Defense Of Peter King (Counter-demonstration)

    03/06/2011 6:29:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 22 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 6, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    Today I attended the counterprotest held by supporters of Representative Peter King’s investigation into Islamic radicalism. A rally that was held approximately three blocks away from an event staged by radical leftists and Islamic extremists opposed to the very notion of Rep. King’s proposed hearings. Sponsored by the Liberty Alliance-and co-sponsored by numerous anti-sharia organizations throughout the area-it attracted a wide variety of individuals, including many New Yorkers opposed to the construction of the Ground Zero mosque, such as the man pictured above. The rally was in large part organized and emceed by Andy Sullivan from Blue Collar Corner, an...
  • TODAY, I AM A MUSLIM TOO! #Mar6 (NYC Rally)

    03/06/2011 10:56:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 26 replies
    “TODAY, I AM A MUSLIM, TOO” RALLY IN SUPPORT OF INTERFAITH SOLIDARITY TO TAKE PLACE IN TIMES SQUARE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 6 AT 2:00PM Community Leaders, Local Officials and Religious Leaders Join Together to Protest Targeting of American Muslims & Arabs in Upcoming Congressional Hearings On Sunday March 6, 2011, a broad coalition of over 75 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups will come together in Times Square (42nd Street and 7th Avenue) in support of equitable civil rights for the Today, I Am a Muslim, Too, rally. Taking place in response to upcoming Congressional hearings led by Peter...
  • The King committee: ready to probe subversion

    02/21/2011 6:28:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-21-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    February 21, 2011 The King committee: ready to probe subversion By Wes Vernon The lofty, privileged hear-no-evil see-no-evil advantage that Islamofascism has enjoyed in the United States may soon be a thing of the past. For starters, this likely means a look at the Muslim Brotherhood and Islam's persistent and silent invasion of the U.S. The House Homeland Security Committee is ready to take on the subversives who want Americans dead. As previously reported in this space, committee chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has come under increasing pressure to cancel or water down his planned investigation. The congressman appears to have...
  • MSNBC asks 'Is Rep. Steve King a Muslim?'

    02/10/2011 11:24:13 AM PST · by FredJake · 34 replies ^ | 2/10/2011 | Joe Newby
    Apparently there is a contest going on at MSNBC to see who will emerge as the "face of hate" for the network of insane liberal hate. Newsbusters' Noel sheppard writes that Lawrence O'Donnell berated Congressman Steve King (R-IA) over President Obama's religious background, and actually asked the Iowa Republican if he was a Muslim. After treating King like a hostile witness in a murder trial, O'Donnell repeatedly asked King if he had identification proving he was a Christian. "Should I take you at your word or should I maybe suspect you're a Muslim? Do you have a Christian ID you...
  • CAIR says Peter King doesn’t think American Muslims are real Americans

    02/10/2011 4:22:43 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | February 10, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    CAIR says Peter King doesn’t think American Muslims are real Americans. CAIR director Corey Saylor is angry at Republican Peter King for his intention to drag members of the American Muslim community before his House Homeland Security Commission, which he chairs. So what does Saylor do in his role as representative of the “religion of peace?” Why, start to cast aspersions on the good Republican. That’s what. He also accused King—who just wants to help the American Muslim community by finding the radicals there—of misrepresenting the number of Muslims in the US who do not report on the bad apples...

    01/28/2011 6:16:09 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    Never to let a "good crisis go to waste" (i.e., as an excuse to transfer more power and control to federal politicians and bureaucrats), reports (my emphasis) that mere hours since the Arizona mass murders: "Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that COULD BE PERCEIVED as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress." "Perceived"? "Could be"? And who gets the arbitrary, unbridled power to "perceive" what "could be" threatening? Him? Or, some other politician, bureaucrat, or board of self-annointed...
  • A fox in the US House: Peter King’s “ willful blindness”

    01/28/2011 8:26:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies ^ | JANUARY 28TH, 2011 | Doug Book, staff writer
    In late February New York Representative Peter King’s House Committee on Homeland Security will begin hearings to examine the radicalization of Muslims in the United States and the extent to which “moderate” followers of Islam either contribute to the problem or assist law enforcement in combating it. It should come as no surprise that King has been roundly criticized by Muslims and leftists nationwide, being accused of “…throwing more gasoline on the fire by opening hearings whose main purpose seems to be to pressure US Muslims into showy denunciations of terrorism.” King maintains that there is “…a real threat coming...
  • Gun Control Emotions vs. Gun Control Facts

    01/20/2011 10:52:40 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 23 replies
    AOL News ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Just 24 hours after the shooting in Tucson, politicians were calling for more gun control. And the drumbeat has continued. On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for using the information supplied on people's applications to join the military to determine whether they will be banned from buying guns. Sens.Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., promised a new push for renewing at least part of the federal assault weapons ban. The previous week had been filled with calls for everything from gun show regulations to a thousand-foot gun-free zone around politicians. But while the emotional reaction to a mass...
  • King Abdicates

    01/20/2011 3:14:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) told Politico Tuesday that in his upcoming hearings on radicalization among American Muslims, he was "not planning to call as witnesses such Muslim community critics as the Investigative Project on Terrorism's Steve Emerson and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer,who have large followings among conservatives but are viewed as antagonists by many Muslims." Based on this, it appears that this will be a show trial. Between Emerson and Spencer, the whole of it is covered. Emerson knows who all the players are and what groups and cells they are affiliated with. He knows who everyone is and what...
  • Top Republican Rep. Pete King to Introduce Gun-Control Legislation

    The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Peter King, R-New York, announced today that he will introduce a bill that would ban knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials. [Mayor Michael Bloomberg] and I have discussed that we are introducing in the next several weeks legislation which would make it a federal crime to carry a weapon within 1,000 feet of any event which is attended by the President, the Vice President, members of the Senate, members of the House of Representatives, Cabinet officials, including the CIA director as well as federal judges,”...
  • Washington’s top five most ridiculous reactions to the Arizona shooting

    01/12/2011 2:26:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/11 | Chris Moody
    It’s a well-worn mantra in politics to never let a crisis go to waste, so it comes as little surprise that public officials and the chattering class are wasting no time in dusting off some of their wilder ideas in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona.With only a few days detached from the national tragedy, here’s the list of the top five most ridiculous proposals already floated by your national leaders and thinkers.1. Encase the entire House and Senate floor with Plexiglass so the tourists can’t throw things at members of Congress Tourists (who reportedly don’t smell...
  • Does Peter King’s Proposed Gun Law Make Sense?

    01/11/2011 6:22:32 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/11/11 | Dan Amira
    There aren't many pro-gun-control Republicans in Congress, but Long Island's Peter King is one of them. Today he announced legislation — with anti-gun crusader Mayor Bloomberg at his side — that would make it a crime to "knowingly carry a gun within 1,000 feet of the President, Vice President, Members of Congress or judges of the Federal Judiciary."
  • Peter King to introduce gun-restriction legislation in response to Tucson shooting

    01/11/2011 2:10:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, will introduce legislation that will make it a federal crime to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of federal officeholders and judges in response to the shooting in Tucson that killed Judge John Roll and gravely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. King, who chairs the Homeland Security committee in the House, will get support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a longtime advocate for gun control (via The Daily Caller): Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun...
  • Peter King calls for 'intelligent debate'

    01/04/2011 10:32:49 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Rep. Peter King says that Republicans must have an “intelligent debate” over their opposition to the health care reform law and other policies backed by President Barack Obama, rather than stonewalling Democrats without discussion for the next two years. A frequent Obama critic, the New York Republican said that his party must use substantive arguments to push back against the president. “Republicans have to conduct an intelligent debate, we have to show we're not just against President Obama and everything he does,” King said Monday night on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." Rep. Peter King says that Republicans must...
  • Why Muslims must look in the mirror

    12/30/2010 3:17:30 AM PST · by Scanian · 38 replies · 14+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | M. ZUHDI JASSER
    If 2010 was the year America finally woke up to political Islam's ne farious reach on US soil, with luck 2011 will be the year we launch an offensive against it. One way to begin that process is through hearings that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the new chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, plans to hold on American Muslim radicalization. Attention to this issue offers an opportunity for American Muslims to confront the radicalization problem and provide solutions -- as only they can. My group, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, believes these hearings will shed light on the...
  • Muslim congressman Keith Ellison accuses GOP’s Peter King of bigotry

    12/22/2010 1:57:48 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 22, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Muslim congressman Keith Ellison accuses GOP’s Peter King of bigotry. The very proud and very first Islamic congressman from Minnesota, Keith Ellison, does not like Peter King at all. In fact, he downright loathes him. That explains why his appearance on MSNBC’s low-rated "The Ed Show," hosted by constantly angry Ed Schultz, was highlighted by nothing more than one personal attack after another against New York’s Peter King, who has said he intends to hold hearings on radical American Muslims in 2011. In an appearance that involved more character assassination than reasoning and more absurd analogies than intellectual honesty, Ellison...
  • The Radicalization of American Muslims

    12/20/2010 4:06:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 20, 2010 | K.E. Campbell
    The radicalization of Muslim communities will be the subject of Congressional hearings next year when Rep. Peter King (R-NY) becomes chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The impetus for the hearings, according to the congressman, are complaints by law enforcement officials concerning the lack of cooperation of Muslim leaders in terrorism investigations. A CBS News report on the planned hearings, announced Thursday, quoted two apparent Muslim leaders: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of Congress, and Abed Ayoub, legal director of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Rather than displaying any concern about the difficulties encountered by law enforcement or,...
  • Rep. King to Conservatives: Leave Obama Alone

    Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., who helped negotiate the tax-cut compromise with the White House, doesn’t like the fact that some conservatives are now taking potshots at President Barack Obama
  • Rep. King urges U.S. to take action against WikiLeaks

    11/28/2010 9:15:39 PM PST · by CaptainK · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Newsday ^ | 11/28/2010 | TOM BRUNE
    After WikiLeaks' unauthorized release of a quarter of a million State Department documents Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) called for the Swedish website to be designated a "foreign terrorist organization" and its founder Julian Assange to be charged as a spy. "WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States," he wrote Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I strongly urge you to work within the administration to use every offensive capability of the U.S. government to prevent further damaging releases by WikiLeaks," said King in the letter he made public Sunday.
  • Top Republican: Designate Wikileaks as a terrorist org

    A top incoming House GOP chairman asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday evening to review whether Wikileaks can be declared a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, called for U.S. officials to get aggressive against Wikileaks after the website published highly-sensitive, classified diplomatic cables that reveal frank assessments of foreign leaders and the war on terror. "I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute Wikileaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act. And I'm also calling on Secretary of State...
  • WikiLeaks Should Be A 'Terror Organisation'

    11/28/2010 2:54:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/28/2010 | Rob Cole
    An American politician has called for WikiLeaks to be designated a terrorist organisation following the release of the latest batch of leaked documents. New York Republican Peter King said the organisation was a "clear and present danger" to the US. "WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States," he said. "I strongly urge you (Foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton) to work within the Administration to use every offensive capability of the US government to prevent further damaging releases by WikiLeaks." The Foreign Office said the actions of WikiLeaks risked British lives and security. "We...
  • Making sure it won't be us

    11/09/2010 2:00:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 09, 2010 | Editorial
    One of the happiest consequences of last week's Republican tsunami is that Long Island's Rep. Peter King is set to regain the chairmanship of the House Committee on Homeland Security. This will make America safer -- by restoring to a critical Capitol Hill post a man who fully comprehends the threat to the nation posed by radical Islam. Someone, in other words, who gets it when US-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki -- linked to the Fort Hood massacre and the failed Christmas and Times Square bombings -- declares, as he did last weekend, that Muslims should not hesitate to kill...
  • King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque 'blackmailing' U.S. on project

    09/12/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51 through. "To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday. King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but...
  • Pelosi Trying to Intimidate 9/11 Families: N.Y. Rep. Peter King

    08/18/2010 12:13:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of trying to intimidate 9/11 families from expressing their criticism of the location of the Cordoba House mosque planned for construction in a building near the World Trade Center site that was severely damaged in the September 11, 2001, terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people. King made his remarks on the Fox News Channel this morning (video courtesy Mediate):"I...see it as a threat by the Speaker to try to intimdate people who are speaking out against the location...
  • Republicans bash Bam over mosque

    08/16/2010 2:49:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2010 | AP
    Republicans attacked President Barack Obama today for his comments on a controversial plan to build a Muslim cultural center in New York, saying he was "disconnected" from the nation in an election year. Obama waded into the debate on Friday when he appeared to offer his backing for the center called Cordoba House to be built two blocks from the "Ground Zero" site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City. Yesterday, seeking to clarify his position, Obama said he supported the right of Muslims to build the center but would not comment on the "wisdom" of deciding...
  • WEINER vs. KING: 1st Amendment Lesson Hidden Inside Congress’ Shame

    08/01/2010 8:50:15 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies · 3+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    For the better part of two days, New York Representatives Anthony Weiner (D) and Peter King (R) reminded Americans why Congress has record low approval ratings. A bill designed to provide healthcare to 9/11 first responders suffering from conditions incurred during cleanup in the terrorism aftermath has stalled once again over partisan wrangling on the House floor. And, yet, for all the shame and disgusting blind devotion to making the opposition party look bad while people die, Morality in Media (MIM) president, attorney Robert Peters, says there is a subtle, but extremely powerful—and, yes, positive—lesson to draw out of this...

    08/01/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | WebToday
    Republican Congressman Peter King of New York opposes the building of the Ground Zero mosque in New York and is proposing that an investigation be made into the funding for the so-called Islamic Cumminity Center and its infamous Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who told said during a CBS 60 Minutes interview, "I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened. But the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” Need we say more?
  • Peter King: Who's Paying for the Monstrous Mosque?

    07/13/2010 8:26:03 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 16 replies ^ | 7/13/2010 | Joy Tiz
    Rep. Peter King made a salient point this morning on Fox News. What about freedom to worship? King got it exactly right–people are free to worship however they choose. Mosques, however have created problems for themselves. King correctly pointed out the large number of mosques in New York that have been linked to terrorism and have to be monitored by the government. Before granting the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Institute the privilege of building a macabre monument to Islam at the site where 3000 innocents were slaughtered by Muslim terrorists, Rep. King wants to ensure that...
  • Rep. King Calls Level of Information Leaked By the Administration 'Criminal Negligence' - Video

    05/04/2010 6:22:29 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 551+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 04, 2010 | Michael
    Bill O'Reilly talks with Rep. Peter King and Michael Scheuer about the arrest of Faisal Shahzad. (Video)Rep. Peter King expressed concern over the level of information that the media had before the arrest of Shahzad, King said, "I've never seen a situation on such a high priority investigation where so much information, so much damaging information was leaked by the administration." King said that it was 'criminal negligence' to release so much information before they had detained Shahzad, he said he is going to ask the FBI to investigate who leaked the information, "Because you could have put lives at...
  • Wingnutters' Remorse? (Peter King says "avoid demonizing" ObamaCare!?!)

    03/24/2010 9:33:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 809+ views
    TPM ^ | 3/24/10 | Josh Marshall
    Rep. Pete King says Republicans need to "avoid demonizing" the Health Care Reform bill. "Republicans tried that with Bill Clinton in 1998 during the whole Monica Lewinsky affair, and we ended up losing seats." To refresh your memory and to give him due credit, King was one of only a handful of Republicans (4, I believe) who voted against all articles of impeachment in 1998. For what it's worth, I've always had a soft spot for King who, improbably, routinely manages to be both one of the craziest and one of the sanest Republicans in the House. Another thing we're...
  • Congressman Peter King Says Adm. Could Be Paving the Way For a Military Tribunal (Video)

    02/15/2010 10:11:52 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 1 replies · 242+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/15/10 | HAP
    King: "This was a dereliction of duty by the President"..."This Administration is just going in circles...They really don't know what to do because if they try to put it somewhere else obviously those communities are gonna rise up against it, so it appears as if they're paving the way to go back to a military tribunal"...(Video)
  • King: Brennan Should Be Fired (Said 1 out of 5 ex-detainees re-upping for jihad not so bad)

    02/14/2010 3:25:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies · 606+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday, February 14, 2010 | Glenn Thrush
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the resignation — or immediate firing — of Obama adviser John Brennan. The New York Republican tells me that Brennan's downplaying, on Saturday, of the 20 percent recidivism rate at Gitmo was the final straw.
  • Rep. Pete King rethinking Senate run (may run now)

    01/05/2010 11:15:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 970+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/4/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republican Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) signaled Monday that he is reconsidering his decision not to run for Senate in 2010 . King, who last summer ruled out such a campaign, said he's actively looking at a run for statewide office this year. "Actually, I am looking at it — you know, a lot of people have come to me," King said during an appearance on "Imus in the Morning" on the Fox Business Network. "Despite what you say, to me it's a great experience being in the House," King said. "Being the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, I've...
  • Congressman Peter King: "Heads Should Roll" Over Security Failures (Video)

    01/01/2010 4:17:34 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 410+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/1/10 | HAP
    Congressman Peter King talks to wcbstv about security failures, and says "It would now be absolute insanity for us to be sending Guantanamo detainees, the hardest of the hard core terrorists, to Yemen... "It would be criminal negligence." (Video)
  • Another Reason To Keep Gitmo Open

    12/29/2009 4:44:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 684+ views ^ | December 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the attempted destruction of Flight 253 were released from Guantanamo two years ago. The case for indefinite detention has been made once again, and not in Illinois. Sometimes America's chickens do come home to roost. In a statement released Monday, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which counts among its leadership two former Guantanamo detainees, claimed responsibility for the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the crotch bomber, told FBI agents he was trained for his Christmas Day mission in Yemen by top leaders of the group who provided...
  • NY congressman calls for military trial for alleged airline bomber, rather than civilian trial

    12/29/2009 8:24:44 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | 12/29/09 | AP
    The leading Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee says the Nigerian man accused of attacking an airliner as it approached Detroit should be tried by a military tribunal rather than a civilian court. Rep. Peter King of New York said Tuesday it will be more difficult for authorities to get useful information from the suspect if he is given the legal rights afforded to defendants in civilian courts, including the right to a lawyer. The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged in federal court with trying to detonate the device as the plane approached Detroit last Friday.
  • Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work"

    12/27/2009 10:07:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,248+ views
    Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work" Republican Congressman Says Administration Should Be Doing More to Remind People "How Deadly This Enemy Is" By Kevin Hechtkopf (CBS) Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the attempted terrorist attack aboard a Delta/Northwest flight on Christmas Day shows "the system did not work," despite comments made by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. "Earlier today, Secretary Napolitano said the system worked. The fact is the system did not work," the New York congressman told host John Dickerson. "We have to find a bipartisan way to fix...
  • Midair Bomb Attempt Fails (WS Journal has new key details)

    12/25/2009 5:28:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies · 3,358+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009 | By Peter Spiegel, Cam Simpson and Neal E. Boudette
    A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried to detonate an explosive device that was strapped to his leg and later told investigators that he was trying to blow up the plane and had affiliations with al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. official. The passenger was identified by authorities as Abdul Mudallad, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, according to Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee. The device was technologically advanced and potentially devastating, Mr. King said. "This was not a firecracker," he said. Stephanie van Herk, a...
  • Federal Officials and Rep. Peter King: Suspected Plane Bomber's Name is "Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab"

    12/25/2009 4:53:59 PM PST · by kristinn · 138 replies · 6,803+ views
    Friday, December 25, 2009 | Kristinn
    Rep. Peter King has named the suspected terrorist who attempted to blow up an Amsterdam to Detroit flight today as "Abdul Mudallad.", according to the AP in an article timestamped 7:04 p.m. EST.King was just on live with CNN talking about the failed terrorist attack, but the CNN anchor cut King off when he started to say the suspect's name and would not allow King to name him. The anchor said CNN was not able to confirm the name.King is the Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Committee.Citing federal officials, MSNBC is also naming the suspect, but uses a...
  • NY 23rd 2009: Vote for Conservative in N.Y. is a vote for Dems, says Rep. King [vote GOP or else!]

    10/19/2009 2:39:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 2,348+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-19 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) endorsed GOP special-election candidate Dede Scozzafava on Monday, saying a vote for her Conservative Party opponent is tantamount to a vote for the Democrats in the close 23rd Congressional District race in New York. . . . . . In a statement, King made the case that voting for Hoffman will only help Democrat Bill Owens win. "Dede is the only Republican candidate in this race, and the only candidate with a proven record that Republicans can trust in Washington," King said. "A vote for either of her opponents is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and...
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Rep. Peter [typo at source: should be Steve] King Credits Sen. Charles Grassley for Blocking ObamaCa

    09/18/2009 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 239+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Rep. Peter King of Iowa thanking Iowa GOP Senator Charles Grassley for being, what he called, "the single most important key factor that allowed for the debate in health care to be extended through the month of August and past Labor Day to get us to this point in September where we are." Grassley is one of the "Gang of 6" in the Senate that were negotiating to find a bi-partisan plan on Health Care. King credits Grassley for prolonging negotiations, rather than staying away or agreeing to something with President Obama being unable to...
  • Rep. Peter King: I Would Have Run Against Caroline

    09/01/2009 10:58:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 570+ views
    Rep. Peter King said he's bowing out of the Senate race because he doesn't think it's worth it to challenge a no-name. The Republican from Long Island said he will not challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- but he would have run against Caroline Kennedy for the position if Gov. David Paterson had appointed her to the seat. "I would have run if Caroline Kennedy were the Democratic candidate," King told the New York Daily News . "Her candidacy would have generated the media coverage and financial contributions necessary for me to run a competitive race." The governor chose Gillibrand, a...
  • King on Holder: 'You wonder which side they’re on' (Rep. Peter King rips Holder a new one)

    08/25/2009 1:06:22 PM PDT · by cartervt2k · 18 replies · 1,621+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/25/2009 | Ben Smith
    A "furious" Rep. Peter King, the hawkish, maverick Long Island Republican, blasted a "disgraceful" Eric Holder for opening an investigation of CIA interrogators and chided his own party for what he described as a weak response to the move in an interview just now with POLITICO. "It’s bulls***. It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on," he said of the attorney general's move, which he described as a "declaration of war against the CIA, and against common sense." "It’s a total breach of faith, and either the president is intentionally caving to the left wing of his party or he’s...
  • Deafening silence from black leaders

    07/13/2009 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1,894+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 12, 2009 | Meeke Addison
    <p>Where are the defenders of "the cause" when you need them? When an actual social tragedy occurs, where are the self-titled leaders of the black movement? I'll answer my own question: They're busy fighting for an interview or a microphone during all of the Michael Jackson festivities.</p>
  • House Panel Adopts Amendment Allowing Guns in Public Housing

    07/10/2009 12:43:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,042+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | July 9, 2009 | Karoun Demirjian
    Gun rights advocates scored a victory Thursday as the House Financial Services Committee adopted an amendment to allow guns in public housing projects. The amendment, by Tom Price , R‑Ga., would bar any housing authority from restricting legal ownership of guns. It was adopted, 38-31, as the committee continued its markup of a housing bill (HR 3045) that the panel is expected to approve next week. “Seniors and other individuals have the right to protect themselves,” said Joe Baca of California, one of 13 Democrats who voted for the amendment. “Those guns would be registered, and those individuals have a...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King Stands Behind His Comments About Michael Jackson - Video 7/8/09

    07/09/2009 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 721+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of New York Congressman Peter King who continues to stand by his strong comments about Michael Jackson. King called Jackson a "pervert" several days ago prior to Jackson's funeral. He tells Bill O'Reilly he stands behind every word he said. He refutes charges of racism that has been leveled against him that his comments were racially motivated. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Michael Jackson Fans to Rep. Peter King: BEAT IT!

    07/07/2009 7:42:13 AM PDT · by vadum · 30 replies · 1,832+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July 7, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Fans of the late Michael Jackson wanna be startin' somethin'.They consider the critical remarks of Rep. Peter King (R-New York) about Jackson to be really, really bad.King's tongue became a razor, in their eyes, and the congressman has to answer right now.An anonymous fan created an ad hoc group, Michael Jackson Fans AGAINST Peter King, at the liberal fundraising website,, which describes itself as "the online clearinghouse for Democratic action." Here's the pitch from the site: Congressman Peter King is at again, this time defaming the late Michael Jackson, calling MJ a "pervert', 'low-life", and a "pedophile". As Rick Sanchez...
  • Rep. King Continues Jackson Rant To CBS 2 HD ( "orgy of glorification" )

    07/07/2009 5:20:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 950+ views ^ | Jul 7, 2009 | staff
    (snip)"The bottom line is, would you let your child or grandchild be alone in a room with Michael Jackson?"