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There was a time, believe it or not, when Peter King was even more controversial than he is at the current moment, in the wake of his first hearing last week on radicalization of American Muslims.
“When I first came here in 1993, the speaker, Tom Foley, wouldn’t allow me to go to the Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday morning, the day after he convened his first sensational House hearing on the question of Muslim radicalism, Peter King lumbered into his office on the third floor of the Cannon Building, hung his suit jacket on a bookcase and sat down to read the morning papers.
He plucked the New Read More
News Montage: Japan, Peter King, Keith Ellison, Brooke Gladstone, et al. [Jody Avirgan]
Japan: Bloomberg directs NYC aid there. [AP]
Hawaii: Hit with tsunami waves. [AP]
Peter King Hearings: “There were obvious omissions from the witness stand. Namely, the Muslim community.” [Arun Venugoapl]
Pay Cap: Read More
In search for local reaction to Rep. Peter King’s hearing on Islam, radicalization and terrorism, a New York Times video team went to King’s district in Nassau county.
First stop, an Irish bar. Read More
Washington: Peter King after his hearing.
Campaign Money: Disclosing more third party activities in NYC. [David Chen]
Travelling: Bloomberg to San Francisco, via private jet. [SF Gate]
Transport: Seattle, sorta like New York. [Aaron Naparstek]
Corruption: Dicker says Cuomo’s first major mistake was not Read More
John Liu’s Report: Some important things to know about it from an expert. [Larry Littlefield]
Snow Storm: Bloomberg aides reject City Council recommendations. [WNYC]
Peter King Hearings: A great tick-tock. [Venugopal and Avirgan]
Peter King Hearings: His claims about CAIR are true, but “lack context,” and “ultimately Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Peter King was rather pleased with the way his controversial hearing was conducted today.
“I’m more convinced than ever that it was the appropriate hearing to hold,” he told reporters in the rotunda of the Cannon building a few minutes after the Homeland Security Committee adjourned its inquiry into the alleged radicalization Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison delivered a tearful remembrance of a Muslim-American who rushed into the World Trade Center site on September 11 to close his testimony before the Homeland Security Committee this morning.
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has been an outspoken opponent of Peter King’s decision to restrict the Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Peter King entered the packed hearing room on the third floor of the Cannon House Office Building this morning to a sea of flash bulbs and a swarm of about 20 video cameras.
He promptly delivered his opening remarks, justifying the need for the hearing and defending himself against the calls Read More
Corruption: “Prosecutors have made a cottage industry of scrutinizing members of the Senate.[Vielkind]
Corruption: State Senator Kruger and Assemblyman Boyland are expected to turn themselves in. [Daily News]
Corruption: Kruger and lobbyist Richard Lipsky are expected to turn themselves in. [NY Post]
Corruption: Kruger, Boyland, Lipsky, Kurger Read More