Friday, January 17, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has hired a former Giuliani associate to conduct an internal review of his office, while at the same time New Jersey lawmakers are busy issuing subpoenas for some of the governor’s aides. We’ll discuss the latest in these Bridgegate investigations. Then: Congressman Keith Ellison on being the first Black Muslim elected to Congress. Plus: the big job of providing Superbowl security in New York and New Jersey and an analysis of President Obama’s changes to controversial NSA surveillance techniques.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In an emotive, hours-long congressional hearing on Thursday, New York Rep. Peter King presided over tearful testimony and bitter back-and-forths from members of Congress, experts and family members as they testified about Muslim radicalization in the U.S. before the Homeland Security Committee.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is set to hold a long-awaited (and for some, long-lamented) hearing on Muslim extremism in the United States Thursday. Specifically, the hearing will focus on what relationship, if any, exists between radical Islamists, American mosques and other domestic Muslim organizations.
Leading up to this week's hearings, a pro-Muslim demonstration was held in New York City on Sunday, where King was vilified for his insistence on such a hearing. However, another demonstration in favor of King's hearing was held at the same time, during which protesters said it was time for an inquiry into the activities of Muslim Americans.
The list of attendees for the Thursday hearing was released to the public on Monday. Here's a look at who is slated to speak.