James E. Holmes walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, last week carrying with him a semi-automatic assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol. Over the last few months, he spent thousands of dollars on ammunition.
Nobody noticed. And now 12 innocent people are dead, scores wounded and hundreds of lives scarred by a madman’s easy access to guns and ammunition.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most passionate advocates of common-sense gun regulation, gave voice to the outrage so many of us felt when we learned of the massacre in Colorado.
“It’s with heavy hearts that my wife and I leave Boston after 32 very enjoyable months in the city’s South End. We’re moving to Manhattan. ” Sports Illustrated writer Peter King wrote with characteristic drama in his Monday Morning Quarterback column last month. Mr. King and his wife, Ann have indeed settled in New York , and city records show their new roost is located in the glassy new Sutton Place development The Milan.
By the looks of it, football commentating is a decent paying gig (we’ll add that to our list of potential career choices right after Rabbi), as the Kings spent $2.55 million on the place at 300 East 55th Street.
After Bin Laden
President Obama will be at the World Trade Center site tomorrow and–while former President George W. Bush won’t be joining him–a number of New York’s congressional representatives will be making the trip back from Washington.
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand will both be in attendance. Congressman Nadler, who represents ground zero, will also be Read More
After Bin Laden
In an interview with 60 Minutes recorded today, President Obama told Steve Kroft the administration won’t release photos of Osama bin Laden’s death.
Bin Laden was shot in the head during a raid on Sunday evening, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had previously called the photos “gruesome.”
Lawmakers had Read More
Long Island Congressman Peter King appeared on The O’Reilly Factor yesterday and the host began by asking him one of the great intro questions ever:
“Congressman, right off the bat, tell us something we don’t know.”
“Well I don’t know if everyone knows this or not, but you mentioned the fact that we Read More
Peter King appeared on “Morning Joe” today to tell the British that they should pay attention to his “Muslim Radicalization” hearings as well.
“London has become a real source of dangerous operations,” he told the hosts. “Parts of London are known as Londonistan.”
King noted that on the other side of the pond they have Read More
Before President Obama released his long-form birth certificate and Donald Trump held court in New Hampshire, the big national news this morning was that the White House would shuffle C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta into the role of Defense Secretary and replace him with General David Petraeus.
In a statement this morning, Read More
2012: Obama’s remarks at National Action Network tonight will be carried live. [NY1]
2012: “[T]he president is sending a signal that the reverend has become a key ally.” [Michael Saul]
2012: “Obama was very wary of the race issue and of being labeled as a ‘black candidate’,” said Larry Read More
Long Island Congressman Peter King heaped high praise on Hudson Valley State Senator Greg Ball’s plan to host a handful of controversial witnesses this week in Manhattan, calling the hearing on terrorism preparedness “absolutely essential.”
“This is a first rate hearing,” King said. “I hear some rumblings from people opposed to it. I just Read More
Peter King appeared alongside 9/11 Families head Deborah Burlingame on Fox today and called on attorney general Eric Holder to resign following what King sees as his bungled effort to hold the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Lower Manhattan.
“If he feels this strongly about it, if this is such a great Read More