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
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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
State Senate Democrats are out with a release today blasting Republican lawmaker Greg Ball for holding a hearing which they claim is designed to “isolate and villify Muslims.”
The hearing, called “Reviewing our Preparedness: An Examination of New York’s Public Protection Ten Years After September 11″ will be held Friday at 250 Broadway in Manhattan Read More
KSM: Moving it was “an embarrassment for the Obama administration” because they gave into “Congressional pandering.” [New York Times]
2012: Maybe 3rd party candidates weren’t huge spoilers after all. [Steve Kornacki]
Deutsche: Prosecutor says defendants “put profit over people.” [William Rashbaum]
Threats: Pigs foot sent to Rep. Read More
In a statement this afternoon, Congressman Peter King praised the Obama administration’s decision to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military court–calling it “a long awaited step in the right direction”–but also took it as an opportunity for a little partisan sniping.
“As I have been saying since day one, Read More
Peter King took to Fox this morning as a counterpoint to Sen. Richard Durbin’s hearings on Muslim Civil Rights–hearings that were in turn a counterpoint to King’s own hearings on Muslim radicalization.
King took great exception to Durbin’s hearings, arguing that they were unnecessary, and worse, that better time would be spent investigating Read More
“I don’t know how seriously he took this,” Republican Congressman Peter King said about President Obama’s preparation for military action in Libya.
“He seemed so intent on getting multi-lateral support, United Nations support,” rather than congressional support, King told John Gambling during a radio interview on WOR Wednesday morning.
“I don’t think he Read More
Two of Peter King’s longtime critics took slightly different tacks on his controversial hearings last week, in a symposium on intelligence and security at N.Y.U. this morning.
Bennie Thompson, the ranking member and former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, was a little more critical than John Brennan, the deputy national security adviser who is Read More