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  • 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...
  • 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...