Peter T. King

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2014

    Obama Doesn't "Have a Strategy" on ISIS? Rightbloggers Do: Scare the Voters

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Hey, who's up for another foreign war? Hard to believe that just last year, on the 10th anniversary of America's less-than-excellent adventure in Iraq, rightbloggers seemed too demoralized for such activities. And when Obama poke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Sick of Delay, Rockaways Residents Invite Politicians to Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

    The weather was cold, damp and raw in the Rockaways on Saturday morning, as more than a hundred residents gathered on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 112th Street, anxious to start marching. But there was a hitch. "113th Street, 114th Street, 115th Street, 116th Street, the police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Rep. John Boehner Is Sandy Victims' Last (Half-Ass) Hope in Washington

    We know, we're sick of writing about Congress, too. Especially when it involves the inability to pass a relief package to disaster stricken areas we know all too well. Last week, we mentioned that a main problem of the fiscal cliff was its legislative contagion: because of the disaster it caused in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Two More New York Republicans Stand Up To Grover Norquist's Tax Bullying

    Two new GOPers are standing up to Conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist and his stubborn "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," and they're both New Yorkers.Upstate GOP congressmen Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson have both said they will not adhere to the guidelines of Norquist's pledge. Gibson signed the ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Grover Norquist Explains Marriage To Rep. Peter King's Wife

    New York Congressman Peter King had the gall to stand up to tax-bully Grover Norquist over the weekend by publicly saying that he doesn't feel as though he's bound by a pledge he first signed 18 years ago stating that he wouldn't support any legislation that raises "the marginal income tax rate for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    LIPA Says 99 Percent Of Customers Will Have Power By Tonight

    According to the Long Island Power Authority, 99 percent of its customers will have power restored by tonight. However, thousands of Long Islanders who have damage to their electric systems will have to wait until equipment is fixed before the lights are turned back on, which could take months.LIPA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    NY GOP's Post-Election Memo: Hispanic Voters Exist

    The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    LIPA: Hurricane Followed By PR Shitstorm As Military Could Soon Take The Reigns

    For the Long Island Power Authority, if the rains, wind, and flooding of Hurricane Sandy didn't get you, the public relations shitstorm it left in its wake will. And it has, as outraged customers -- and even elected officials -- are fuming about how long it's taken the utility company to restore pow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Last Night's Debate: Nothing Is More Humiliating Than Getting Ditched By Hofstra's College Republicans

    College Republicans -- at any college campus -- are a unique breed; they tuck their shirts in, they (say they) don't use drugs, and they've somehow managed to avoid the cliche brand of idealistic college-age liberalism that consumes so many young students who think they're going to change the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Woodward, Bernstein and the Media "Witch Hunt" Warning

    Happy 40 years, Deepthroat!Tomorrow marks the official 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal; a story that started with a small crack in a much larger shell that eventually brought down a President. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post duo and investigative journalism heroes, wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    New York Could be Iran's Next Target, NYPD Warns

    As the national news media continues to ramp up a crusade against Iran, NYPD officials are now insisting that New York could be the next target of an Iranian attack. NYPD's director of intelligence analysis, Mitchell Silber, spoke to the NY Daily News about the topic: "Iran is the subject of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg: I'm Not Living in a Fantasy World, Students Are the Priority

    After the mayor's State of the City speech yesterday, everyone's been talking about Bloomberg's words on education and teacher evaluation (less so, his mentions of Lady Gaga or Words With Friends). We caught up with a few predictably critical pols yesterday afternoon in the Bronx who all voluntari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Puny Career

    ​As surely as the camera adds inches, Anthony Weiner was always bigger on screen than in person.  Weiner's plan to stage his resignation this afternoon outside of a Jewish women's center in Sheepshead Bay, where he launched his loud if inconsequential political career, was surely intended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Rudy Giuliani 'Very Close' to Running For President, Now Tough on Crime in Peru Too

    Giuliani and Kerik kill crime​Rep. Peter King says Rudy Giuliani is "very close to saying he's going to run" for president in 2012, Politico reports. "If he were to make the decision today, he would run," King said at a dinner on Monday. Meanwhile, Keiko Fujimori, the leading presidential cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Death Photos Described in Detail by Special Senators

    ​The CIA has started showing photographs of Osama Bin Laden's dead body to willing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee after President Barack Obama decided that the public was not allowed to see them. Instead, everyday citizens get stuck with de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Muslim Congressman Cries During Peter King's Islamic Radicalization Hearing

    Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, spoke this morning at the controversial hearings led by Long Island Republican congressman Peter King, and broke down in tears while telling the story of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, an American citizen from Pakistan, who died in the Septemper 11 attack on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    "Today I Am A Muslim, Too" Rally Protests Rep. King's Hearings

    ​Several hundred protesters faced the rain and wind yesterday to attend the "Today, I Am a Muslim, Too" rally in Times Square. The rally was a Muslim-focused but interfaith event, protesting Congressman Peter King's upcoming hearings this week about home-grown Muslim terrorists. Many at the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard -- and, Worst of All, the Media

    Credit: Kyle T. Webster The outrageous behavior of Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal directed at WikiLeaks represents a much greater threat to America than any of the alleged security breaches from Julian Assange. These companies moved to cut off WikiLeaks' ability to collect donations and dist ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Al D'Amato Goes Ballistic, Maybe Over His Name on a Post Office

    My proudest moment as a journalist was when Al D'Amato called me a "viper" in his memoir, Power, Pasta & Politics. Second proudest was when Chuck Schumer -- in his 2007 book, Positively American -- cited one of my stories as the decisive moment in his successful 1998 senate campaign against D'Amato, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Anthony Weiner Goes Awesomely Insane Over 9/11 Bill Vote-Down (Video)

    ​Earlier today we mentioned that a bill that would have given up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by toxins resulting from the World Trade Center attacks failed to win the necessary two-thirds majority to pass (the final tally was 255 for, 159 against). Republicans ended up defeating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    New York's House Democrats Do Teachers' Union Bidding, Face Obama Veto

    Every one of New York's 26 Democrats in the House voted for a budget amendment last week that President Obama had already threatened to veto. A New York Times editorial this morning blasted the amendment, which passed by a 239 to 182 vote, without even fingering the special interests that produced ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 20, 2010

    Mexico of the Mind

    The border exists only in your imagination, young mexicano

  • News

    April 13, 2010

    People's Champion? Rick Lazio Is a Wall Street Creature

    His fingerprints are all over the recent economic collapse

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Brooklyn to Get the Michael Jackson-Themed Subway Mural It Tenuously Deserves

    Photo via alexrheadrick's photostream​Can't wait to hear what angry NY GOP Congressman Peter King will have to say about newly revealed plans to dedicate a memorial to Michael Jackson at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where Martin Scorcese once directed the "Bad" video. Last year, City Council ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2009

    Alleged Detroit airplane bomber charged

    Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was arraigned this afternoon in his Ann Arbor hospital bed and charged with willfully attempting to destroy an aircraft and willfully placing and causing to be placed a destructive device on an aircraft. U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman signed the complaint, which allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    Homeland Security money is, and maybe isn't, coming to midtown

    Per the AP, Mike Bloomberg and Ray Kelly are expected to announce today that the feds are providing $24 million to install the "ring of steel" surveillance cameras in midtown Commissioner Kelly announced plans for in April. Kelly initially requested $21 million, but said the cost could rise to $28 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Holder's CIA Investigation Unleashes Rightblogger Rage Over 9/11, Marc Rich

    ​Attorney General Eric Holder is going to do a "preliminary review" of the CIA to see if any of the techniques their operatives used on detainees -- which the Inspector General's report reveals included threats to rape the detainees' female relatives in front of them and kill their children, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    News Roundup: Nine Inch Nails, Peter King, Beck, Online Radio

    -- After abruptly announcing that Nine Inch Nails's appearance at Bonnaroo last month would be the band's last US show ever, Trent Reznor has decided to let fans down a little slower. NIN will play a series of holy-shit-they're-playing-there club shows later this summer to mark the band's supposed f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Rep Peter King Continues Anti-Michael Jackson Rant Into Monday, Observes Reverent, Respectful Day of Silence Tuesday

    Angry GOP Congressman Peter King is not backing down from his remarks, posted on YouTube over the weekend, alleging that the deceased pop star Michael Jackson was a "pervert" and a "low life" who "did some dancing" in between molesting kids. CBS 2 HD gave King an opportunity to fan his own flames, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    News Roundup: Peter King vs. Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, Panic at the Disco, Rihanna

    --One King to another: New York congressman Peter King released a YouTube video in which he calls Michael Jackson a "pervert" and a "low life." Released on the Fourth of July, King begins by praising "cops, firefighters and teachers," but quickly moves to his less-than-remorseful point: "Let's kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Barrett: Gillibrand and Paterson - The D'Amato Connection

    The pudgy papa awaiting his hug and kiss when 42-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand walked toward the podium at her senatorial debut last week was Alphonse D'Amato, still the most powerful Republican in New York, a full decade after he lost his senate seat to the bookend on the other side of the podium, Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Rick Lazio for Governor?

    You may remember Rick Lazio, who as a boyish Republican congressman ran against Hillary Clinton for Senate and disastrously invaded her space in a debate. Having since leaving the house enriched himself at JPMorgan Chase, Lazio is said by the Times to be considering a run for the Governor's office. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    McCain Campaigns in Grand Central

    2:20 pm: The TV crews are set up, and Sen. John McCain is set to arrive at 3 pm for his only New York appearance before Super Tuesday's madness. Two canines are circulating, sniffing press bags. The Grand Central Vanderbilt concourse is being cordoned off, and travelers outside the press corral push ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Delegating Authority

    As McCain and Romney fight for the nomination, New York’s G.O.P. has a lot to lose

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Holland Tunnel Vision: Fighting the Terrorists Where?

    Today's news that terrorists planned to use a bomb to flood the Holland Tunnel calls to mind something former White House Press Secretary said once. "When we succeed in Iraq, it will be a major blow to the terrorists and their ambitions of spreading an ideology of hate," Scott McClellan told reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Rudy's Bank Balance

    One thing you have to say about Mayor Giuliani: He liked really big sandwiches. (City archives) Word that Rudolph W. Giuliani's PAC is raising money tonight led Power Plays to the former hizzoner's filings with the Federal Election Commission, which reveal that as of April 30, Rudy's Solutions Amer ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2006

    Anchors Way, Way Away

    Port Security and the Politics of a Good Story

  • News

    April 26, 2005

    Mama Warbucks

    Hillary Clinton brings home the dollars for New York's defense contractors

  • News

    September 7, 2004

    Burning for Bush

    Misled over air quality, shortchanged in federal funding, union wants four more years

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    October 5, 1999