July 31st, 2013
06:57 PM ET
1 year ago

King hammers away at Paul in GOP infighting

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York fired back at Sen. Rand Paul, who accused him of being part of a Republican wing that’s “all for blowing up stuff, but not too concerned with fiscal responsibility.”

The longtime congressman from Long Island argued Paul and his libertarian-leaning views on foreign policy were making “America the enemy.”
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul • TV-The Situation Room
After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid
July 29th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
1 year ago

After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul attempted to rebut recent criticism of his stance on national security issues on Sunday, telling attendees of a Republican fundraiser in Tennessee that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and GOP Rep. Peter King of New York were depleting the government's coffers by asking for federal disaster relief.

"The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending," Paul said at a "Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans" event in Franklin, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul
July 28th, 2013
11:41 AM ET
1 year ago

King equates Rand Paul with anti-war Democrat McGovern

Updated at 8:02 p.m. ET on 7/28

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul’s criticism of the National Security Agency’s spying programs puts him in the same category as the late George McGovern, the anti-war 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Sunday.

Echoing remarks last week from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, King sharply chastised Paul for suggesting admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden was performing an act of civil disobedience when he revealed the massive snooping programs.
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Filed under: NSA • Peter King • Rand Paul
King: ‘Pathological problem’ should bar Weiner from becoming mayor
July 28th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
1 year ago

King: ‘Pathological problem’ should bar Weiner from becoming mayor

(CNN) - Anthony Weiner’s proclivity for sending sexually charged online messages is a “pathological problem” that should prevent him from assuming the role of New York City mayor, Rep. Peter King said Sunday.

A Republican representing parts of Long Island, New York, King said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Weiner was “not psychologically qualified to be mayor of the city of New York.”
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York • Peter King
Rep. King is New Hampshire bound
July 23rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King is New Hampshire bound

(CNN) – Rep. Peter King said last week he's considering a 2016 presidential bid.

Now, the longtime Republican congressman from New York is going on the road to apparently prove it.
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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Peter King
Peter King for 2016?
July 18th, 2013
07:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Peter King for 2016?

(CNN) – A lot of people have been floated as potential candidates for the 2016 presidential race.

But few expected Republican Rep. Peter King, a longtime congressman from Long Island, to submit his name to the possible crop of contenders.
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Filed under: 2016 • New York • Peter King
Ryan: Obama administration 'more incompetent by the day'
June 25th, 2013
11:10 AM ET
1 year ago

Ryan: Obama administration 'more incompetent by the day'

(Updated)
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan Tuesday joined the growing chorus of figures criticizing the Obama administration's handling of the NSA leaks and its so-far unsuccessful efforts to extradite data leaker Edward Snowden.

Both Snowden's ability to obtain and leak the classified information on massive NSA surveillance programs and the U.S.'s inability to take him into custody "just reveals an administration that seems more and more incompetent by the day," Ryan said on CBS's "This Morning."
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Filed under: John McCain • NSA • Paul Ryan • Peter King • President Obama
Rep. King wonders: 'Where is the president' on Snowden?
June 24th, 2013
09:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King wonders: 'Where is the president' on Snowden?

(CNN) – As Edward Snowden continues to avoid arrest on U.S. espionage charges, one Republican lawmaker is wondering why President Barack Obama isn't more forceful in his pursuit of the admitted leaker of national security secrets.

Rep. Peter King, the outspoken New York congressman who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, also said on CNN's "New Day" it was time to hear directly from Obama on the growing diplomatic nightmare.
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Filed under: NSA • Peter King • President Obama
June 13th, 2013
07:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Guardian's Greenwald blasts Rep. King's accusations in NSA case

(CNN) - The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who worked with NSA leaker Edward Snowden on articles about the agency's secret surveillance programs, slammed U.S. Rep. Peter King after the New York Republican called for the columnist to face criminal charges.

"You can't just go on national television and call for the arrest and prosecution of a journalist and tell outright falsehoods when you're doing it, without consequences," Greenwald told CNN's AC360 on Wednesday night.

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Filed under: NSA • Peter King • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
June 10th, 2013
08:06 AM ET
2 years ago

King: 'Defector' Snowden is a danger to national security

(CNN) – The ex-CIA employee who admitted Sunday to leaking top secret information about America's surveillance programs is a "defector" who could still pose risks to U.S. assets overseas, Rep. Peter King claimed Monday.

King, a Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee, added on CNN's "Starting Point" that Edward Snowden's claim he could have wiretapped President Barack Obama's own correspondence was a lie.
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Filed under: NSA • Peter King
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