Rep. Peter King wants the F.B.I.'s investigation into the Boston bombings to produce a more systematic focus on the Muslim community.
Last night, a few hours after the Senate began debate on a background check compromise negotiated by Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, New York Rep. Peter King introduced an identical version in the House.
Anthony Weiner may have come out OK in the New York Times magazine's big profile of him this morning, but Rep. Peter King certainly didn't.(1)
Only one Republican from New York or New Jersey defied the party leadership to vote against yesterday's bill to postpone the federal debt limit until May.(1)
Jon Stewart returned from a holiday break last night, exercised over Republicans' decision last week to adjourn the House session without voting on the $60 billion in aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"Oh I can understand that, been a long session, the House Republicans probably wanted to get home," Stewart said."You know who else wants to get back to their homes, the people whose homes got swept away by Hurricane Sandy!"
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not impressed with how Congress handled the Hurricane Sandy relief vote. [Glenn Blain]
Republican Rep. Peter King said New York donors should stop donating to fellow House Republicans, because of the delay in the vote for Hurricane Sandy relief aid. [Colin Campbell]
After a day of searing criticism from Democrats and Republicans across the northeast, the House Republican leadership announced this afternoon that it would allow a couple of urgent votes on relief aid for states affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Last year, Rep. Peter King urged an investigation into exactly how much access the producers of Zero Dark Thirty, a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden, were give to confidential details by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Today, according to a report, the Pentagon's inspector general referred one possible leak—the classified name of a Special Operations Command office who helped plan the raid—to the Department of Justice investigators, a disclosure that King said might place our national security at risk.
Kathleen Blanco, who served as governor of Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina, thinks New York could have an even harder time making its case for federal funds for hurricane relief, in one crucial respect.
In the estimation of no less than Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Peter King is suddenly "very important" to New Yorkers hoping for a robust federal package to cover the state's losses during Hurricane Sandy.
"I've been following Peter King's advice on the House side," Cuomo said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Cuomo huddled with members of the state's congressional delegation earlier this week, as part of the strategic planning to re-coup as much of the state's estimated $40 billion in losses as can possibly be obtained from the federal government.
On the Senate side, the state can count on Chuck Schumer, a member of the majority leadership in the upper chamber.
In the Republican-controlled House, New York is counting on King.
After a meeting with members of New York's congressional delegation today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would travel to Washington and personally lobby House Republican Speaker John Boehner, if it would help advance the state's $42-billion request for federal aid.
"We appreciated the emotional support" from federal and local officials after Hurricane Sandy, Cuomo told reporters this afternoon in Manhattan, but said, "we need financial support," and "we need it sooner rather than later."
On Sunday morning, Rep. Peter King joined to the growing number of Republicans who've said they don't feel bound by a pledge they signed to anti-tax activist Grover Norquist promising never to raise taxes for any reason.