April 20th, 2013
05:38 PM ET
12 months ago

Should Boston bombing suspect get a Miranda warning? Debate follows Friday capture

(CNN) - As Boston celebrated the capture of a suspect in the marathon bombings Friday night, a debate erupted in Washington over whether military or civilian law would best handle Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

“This guy didn’t rob a liquor store. He wasn’t working for the Mafia,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Saturday on Fox News. “My God, they were at war with us, we need to be at war within our values and within our laws.”
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April 19th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
12 months ago

King: Suspected bombers' parents 'wrong,' 'offensive'

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday the Chechen community in the United States doesn't have a history of radicalization but argued it's time to question whether that's changed.

In an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," the longtime congressman from New York also said it was "offensive" for the parents of the two suspected bombers to argue their sons were being framed in the U.S.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Peter King • The Lead
In wake of Boston attack, King cautions against cuts to local law enforcement
April 15th, 2013
08:59 PM ET
1 year ago

In wake of Boston attack, King cautions against cuts to local law enforcement

(CNN) – A top House Republican influential on homeland security matters said cutting federal spending for local law enforcement can have serious consequences for fighting terrorism.

"We have to be aggressive and never let our guard down," Rep. Peter King told CNN, hours after bombings at Monday's Boston Marathon killed three people and sent more than 130 people to hospitals.
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Filed under: Budget • Peter King
First on CNN: King, Thompson to intro background checks in House
April 10th, 2013
10:40 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: King, Thompson to intro background checks in House

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said he doesn't want to be "reinventing" the wheel on the gun bill in the Senate and plans to make a similar background check proposal in the House with Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California.

"My goal would be to get the strongest background check bill we can," King said.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • House • Peter King
Republicans divided on filibuster front
April 9th, 2013
02:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans divided on filibuster front

(CNN) - The Republican Party appears split over whether to block gun legislation in the Senate.

While more than a dozen GOP senators have stated they plan to block the proposed bill from proceeding, a number of Republicans are saying the public deserves to hear debate over the legislation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has also vowed to oppose the bill as it now stands.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Johnny Isakson • Peter King • Rudy Giuliani • Saxby Chambliss • Senate
April 2nd, 2013
08:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Top congressman sets bar for military strike on North Korea

(CNN) - The United States would be right to launch a military strike against North Korea if there is "solid evidence" that it plans to attack America or South Korea, a congressional Republican influential on national security matters said on Tuesday.

"If we have good reason to believe there's going to be an attack, I believe we have the right to take preemptive action," Rep. Peter King of New York said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
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Filed under: John Kerry • Peter King
Kim Jong Un and North Korea's military
March 31st, 2013
02:21 PM ET
1 year ago

House Homeland Security member: North Korea not bluffing

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."

He qualified that by explaining he does not fear the North launching a successful attack on the U.S. mainland, but is concerned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "is trying to establish himself ... trying to be the tough guy," and may "box himself in" and need to display some level of military might.
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Filed under: North Korea • Peter King
March 21st, 2013
10:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Video: Rep. King says Obama 'should play favorites' in Mideast talks

(CNN) - Speaking after President Barack Obama's news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said the United States should favor Israelis when it comes to brokering peace in the region.

"I think to some extent, we should play favorites," King said on CNN's "Starting Point." "I mean there is not an equivalency between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel is our closest ally in the Middle East. It is the only democracy in the Middle East. We obviously want to work with the Palestinians and want to bring about peace. But I don’t see either a moral or diplomatic equivalency between the two."

King also said the president's trip to Israel had so far been a success.


Filed under: Peter King
March 11th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
1 year ago

VIDEO: Congressman enters the boxing ring

(CNN) – During a fundraising event, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York took to the boxing ring to fight former kickboxing champ Josh Foley.

King, 68, has been training for several years and went head to head for two rounds with Foley, who's almost 40 years younger than him, in Long Island Saturday night.


Filed under: New York • Peter King
King blasts Rubio for fundraising in New York
February 28th, 2013
06:01 PM ET
1 year ago

King blasts Rubio for fundraising in New York

(CNN) - New York has long been seen as something like a political ATM, one of several states ripe with cash for candidates who visit, collect checks and return to their districts or states to campaign.

Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, again blasted a member of his party who tapped the New York fundraising well but cast a vote against federal relief funds for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. This time, the candidate in his sights was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
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Filed under: Marco Rubio • New York • Peter King
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