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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

In The News

May 22, 2009 In The News

For the first time in his presidency, Americans are getting a glimpse of Barack Obama on defense.

Over the past few weeks, Obama has been back on his heels over torture and terror, issues on which he surely thought he had the upper hand.

May 21, 2009 In The News

Four men have been arrested and charged in a plot to detonate explosives near at least one synagogue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to shoot down military aircraft, authorities said Wednesday night.

May 21, 2009 In The News

Nancy Pelosi and her staff thought they could end the controversy over her disputed 2002 briefing on Bush-era interrogations by rigorously prepping for a press conference last Thursday.

But she shredded the script.  

May 20, 2009 In The News

The FBI busted a homegrown terror cell late Wednesday night as the men sneaked around a Jewish temple in Riverdale planting what they thought were packages of C-4 explosives, sources told the Daily News.

May 17, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers said Sunday they expect President Barack Obama to extend his "arbitrary" January deadline for closing the Guantanamo military prison as he finds it difficult to relocate the suspected terrorists held there.

May 17, 2009 In The News

The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee predicted on Sunday that President Obama would reverse his decision to close Guantanamo Bay after realizing the difficulty of dealing with the detainees.

May 17, 2009 In The News

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says releasing photos of prisoners abused in U.S. military custody would be a boon for anti-American extremists—and perhaps for some perverts as well.

May 17, 2009 In The News

Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that by opposing military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and by advocating for the release of photographs of torture committed upon detainees, the American Civil Liberties Union is "tearing down the United States," during a heated debate with the ACLU's executive director, on Face the Nation Sunday.

May 15, 2009 In The News

Two days after President Obama was sworn into office, he signed an executive order to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. In February, 32 days after the president announced his decision, I led a House delegation to visit the facility, which currently houses approximately 240 dangerous terrorists, whom U.S.

May 14, 2009 In The News

Members of the House Homeland Security Committee pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on proposed cuts to firefighter grants and detection programs for radiological threats Wednesday in the proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).