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
One day after Bill de Blasio stepped into the void – created in no small part by Michael Bloomberg’s silence – in comes Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
In a letter to Rep. Peter King, Stringer says the congressman’s hearings on terrorism and Islam will make America less safe.
The city Read More
Earlier today we reported about how Congressional Democrats from New York City disapproved of Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization. Since King is a Republican, and the White House is similarly concerned about the hearings, it was not too much of a surprise that local Dems wouldn’t back their longtime colleague.
But now it Read More