Rep. King on NSA spying: If Obama didn’t know, he should have
October 28th, 2013
07:47 PM ET
11 months ago

Rep. King on NSA spying: If Obama didn’t know, he should have

(CNN) – Following media reports that the National Security Agency tapped the phones of about 35 world leaders, Rep. Peter King said he “can't believe that the President wouldn't have known” more details on the extent of the NSA’s surveillance programs.

"He certainly should have known, if he didn’t,” the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “I think that's almost more of a serious issue that something like that at that level would be conducted without him knowing it."

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Filed under: NSA • Peter King • President Obama
Shutdown vote 2016 impact
October 17th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
11 months ago

Shutdown vote 2016 impact

Washington (CNN) - The vote to end the shutdown took place in October 2013, but it may provide some clues about the 2016 race for the White House.

There are a bunch of potential presidential hopefuls in Congress, but since all Democrats voted lockstep to back a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, it's the Republican votes that are more interesting.
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Filed under: 2016 • Government Shutdown • Marco Rubio • Paul Ryan • Peter King • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
No compromise in sight to end shutdown
October 6th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
12 months ago

No compromise in sight to end shutdown

(CNN) - Moderate Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday there’s “no way” enough House Republicans will side with Democrats on passing a “clean” continuing resolution to fund the government and end the shutdown crisis. A "clean" resolution would be one that has no language that makes changes to Obamacare.

The idea came up Saturday, when House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that 195 House Democrats signed their names to a letter saying they’ll support a resolution in line with a budget that has received support from some House Republicans.
If House Speaker John Boehner put the resolution to a vote, Democrats would need about two dozen more votes from Republicans to reach a two-thirds majority.

But King said that strategy just isn’t going to fly.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Peter King
October 1st, 2013
07:57 PM ET
12 months ago

King calls Cruz a "fraud," again

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King repeated his harsh refrain Tuesday evening, calling Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a "fraud."

On CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," the New York congressman said the ongoing government shutdown proves the Texas Republican's "defund" strategy never had a chance of stopping President Barack Obama's signature health care law.


Filed under: Peter King • Ted Cruz
September 26th, 2013
07:36 PM ET
12 months ago

Rep. King: Cruz supporters making 'vile, obscene' phone calls

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King, who called fellow Republican Ted Cruz a 'fraud,' said his office is now receiving threatening phone calls from people who say they're supporters of the Texas senator.

"You can't always blame a person if his followers act in a terrible way," King said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." However, he expressed concern about the "vile, obscene" nature of the phone calls.
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Filed under: Peter King • Ted Cruz
Lawmaker: U.S. surely working to prevent Al-Shabaab attack in U.S.
September 22nd, 2013
01:22 PM ET
12 months ago

Lawmaker: U.S. surely working to prevent Al-Shabaab attack in U.S.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King, a member of the House intelligence committee who has been briefed on Saturday’s attack in Nairobi, Kenya, argued Sunday the brutal mall killings show a “growing influence of al Qaeda in Africa.”

In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” the New York Republican also said he assumes the United States government is looking to prevent any attempts in the U.S. by Al-Shabaab, the group claiming responsibility for the attack.
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Filed under: Africa • Peter King
September 20th, 2013
11:11 AM ET
12 months ago

Peter King: Ted Cruz 'is a fraud'

Washington (CNN) - The government shutdown showdown is getting ugly.

Republican Rep. Peter King said Friday that his Republican colleague in the Senate, Ted Cruz, "is a fraud" who will "no longer have any influence in the Republican Party" after the House votes on a measure that could potentially lead to a government shutdown.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care • Peter King • Ted Cruz
September 19th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Rep. King on defund plan: ‘Custer, Kamikaze’

Updated 9/19/2013 at 8:03pm

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King continued his vocal opposition to a plan by fellow Republicans to defund Obamacare by tying it to legislation to keep the government funded.

"Whether it’s Custer, whether it’s kamikaze, or whether it’s Gallipoli or whatever, we are going to lose this," the New York Republican said on CNN's "Situation Room." Gallipoli was a failed allied campaign during World War I.
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Filed under: Congress • House Republicans • Peter King • Sean Duffy
Peter King and other House Republicans meet with WH chief of staff
September 9th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Peter King and other House Republicans meet with WH chief of staff

Washington (CNN) – New York Republican Rep. Peter King, a supporter of military action in Syria, and several other House GOP members met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Monday at the White House to discuss Syria and the president's speech Tuesday night.

King declined to identify the whole group, but said Reps. Tom Cotton, Mike Pompeo, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers – all of whom back the president's plan in Syria – were among those in the meeting.
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Filed under: Denis McDonough • Peter King • Syria
August 18th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Lawmakers: NSA reform needed

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said Sunday he's hopeful the House will have another chance to vote on a measure that would curb the National Security Agency.

The Washington Post reported Friday that an internal NSA audit showed that the agency broke privacy rules "thousands of times each year," by making illegal interceptions of phone calls and e-mails, using methods later deemed illegal, and not fully reporting the extent of the agency's errors.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • NSA • Peter King • Rand Paul • State of the Union
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