June 28th, 2014
05:18 PM ET
6 years ago

Controversy grows over prosecution of alleged Benghazi attack mastermind

(CNN) – While the suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi is now on U.S. soil, the political fallout related to his prosecution may just be beginning.

The criminal complaint against Ahmed Abu Khatallah was filed nearly a year ago, and he was nabbed two weeks ago in eastern Libya. He appeared in a federal court in Washington on Saturday – much to some Republicans’ chagrin.

June 18th, 2014
04:07 PM ET
6 years ago

King on Cruz control

(CNN) - An on-going feud playing out in the Republican Party between lawmakers Rep. Peter King and Sen. Ted Cruz sounds like the very beginning of a GOP presidential primary battle.

Perhaps underscoring an establishment v. tea party division the GOP, King, a longtime congressman from New York, said Wednesday Cruz "has decided to be the center of his own universe" after the conservative powerhouse from Texas dismissed King's criticism of his style of politics.


Filed under: 2016 • Peter King • Republican Party • Ted Cruz
May 16th, 2014
02:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Peter King tells Hillary Clinton: 'Get ready'

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King said Friday he warned Hillary Clinton that she should prepare for a potential presidential showdown.

The longtime congressman from New York is still considering a White House bid and has traveled to New Hampshire, which holds the first-in-the-nation primary, to try and make inroads with voters.

Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Peter King
May 12th, 2014
09:38 PM ET
6 years ago

King: Don’t negotiate for kidnapped Nigerian girls

(CNN) - The former chairman of the House Homeland Security committee is urging the United States and others not to negotiate with Boko Haram, the terrorist group in Nigeria that has kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls.

Instead, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said he would support President Obama if he were to send U.S. special forces to rescue them.


Filed under: Peter King • Terrorism
March 16th, 2014
04:24 PM ET
6 years ago

Sunday Chatter: Putin, 2014 and the missing Malaysian airplane

Two international events filled the Sunday political talk shows: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move in Crimea and Ukraine and the mystery surrounding the bizarre and puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:


Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Dick Durbin • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Mike Rogers • Peter King • Reince Priebus • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
January 26th, 2014
12:33 PM ET
6 years ago

Russian ambassador says he’s certain Olympics will be safe

(CNN) – The Russian ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday he’s “absolutely certain” the Olympic Games in Sochi next month will be safe from terrorist attacks. He pushed back against reports of a “black widow” threat.

“There was a report of some notice that (was) circulated as a kind of lookout information. It doesn't necessarily mean that there is an immediate threat,” Sergey Kislyak said in an exclusive interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Filed under: Olympics • Peter King • Russia • TV-State of the Union
December 22nd, 2013
03:56 PM ET
7 years ago

Did the NSA overreach? Lawmakers spar over data-collection program

(CNN) – Members of Congress are split on whether to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance activities after intelligence leaks revealed the extent of the government's data-collection program.

A review of NSA surveillance practices ordered by the White House recommended changes to the program including greater judicial oversight and more public transparency in the collection of metadata. And a U.S. district judge said that the mass collection of phone records was probably unconstitutional.

Filed under: Joe Manchin • Mark Udall • Mike Rogers • NSA • Pat Leahy • Peter King
December 19th, 2013
08:56 PM ET
7 years ago

Peter King: Rand Paul 'disgraced' his office

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King said fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul owes the nation’s top intelligence official an apology after saying he should resign for “lying” to a Senate committee about a controversial surveillance program.

The New York congressman also said that Paul's comparison of National Intelligence Director James Clapper to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is "absolutely disgraceful."

Filed under: Peter King • Rand Paul
Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice
December 16th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Peter King on Monday unveiled a Political Action Committee called "American Leadership Now" aimed at supporting moderate voices within the Republican Party.

King of New York was in the early primary state of New Hampshire to speak with conservative groups.

He told CNN the location for the unveiling of the PAC was not a coincidence.

Filed under: GOP • New Hampshire • Peter King • Republican Party
King headed to New Hampshire… again
December 6th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
7 years ago

King headed to New Hampshire… again

Washington (CNN) – New York Rep. Peter King is headed to New Hampshire later this month on a trip that includes a meeting with a well-placed Republican operative and a speech to a group that aims to elect local Republicans.

King, whose name has been thrown around as a possible Republican candidate in 2016, told CNN in an interview that he is only traveling to the crucial primary state “as a national politician” and will not be “asking for anyone’s endorsement or for donations.”


Filed under: 2016 • Peter King
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