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Lawmakers Push to Extend 9/11 Health and Benefits Programs for 25 Years

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City congressional delegation are calling on Congress to extend the federal legislation for 9/11 victims and survivors until 2041.

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King: I'm Considering a Run for President

Friday, July 19, 2013

Long Island Congressman Peter King says he's seriously considering a run for president in 2016.

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Amendments Threaten to Stall Sandy Aid

Friday, January 11, 2013

House lawmakers are filing multiple amendments that have the potential to sidetrack the $50 billion Sandy relief package ahead of the House vote on Tuesday.

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NY, NJ Leaders Bash House for Failing to Vote on Sandy Bill

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's leaders on both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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Time Ticking Down for Sandy Aid Package

Monday, December 31, 2012

Even as a grand bargain to avoid the nation from going over the fiscal cliff is preoccupying lawmakers in Washington, backers of the $60 billion Sandy relief and reconstruction bill that passed the Senate are doing their best to get it through a very distracted House.

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New Yorkers in Congress Prep to Bat for Cuomo's $30 Billion Ask

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey says she'll work to convince House Republicans to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request for $30 billion in additional aid for Sandy recovery.

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Long’s Hurdle: The Gillibrand - D’Amato Connection

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Trailing in the polls, with a fraction of the money of national powerhouse fundraiser and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican Wendy Long is struggling to gain traction.   And some Republicans say there's a reason the Republicans are fielding such a weak, underfunded candidate in New York. They say former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato's ties to Gillibrand have discouraged GOP donors and supporters.  It's a charge Gillibrand doesn't exactly deny.

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So, How Rich Are Our Lawmakers?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

An analysis by the Washington Post shows just how wealthy our legislators in Congress really are. How does the tri-state delegation stack up?

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The Empire

LI Rep. King to endorse Turner for congress tonight

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Turner's campaign says Rep. Peter King of Long Island will be endorsing him for congress this evening, citing, according to the announcement,Turner's "steadfast support for the state of Israel and his business background."

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King Hearing on Somali Radicalization Struggles to Stay on Track

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rep. Peter King conducted the third in his series of hearings examining radicalization in the Muslim American community, this one focusing on the recruitment of Somali-American youth by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab. But the hearing frequently went off-track, with Democrats using the occasion to attack the very premise of the hearing and King pushing back against criticism from the media in recent days, namely The New York Times.

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Opinion: Why the King Muslim Radicalization Hearings Make us Less Safe

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When Rep. King decided that his hearings weren't about the greatest threat to America - homegrown terrorism and the perverting influences that turn American citizens into violent actors - but the Muslim threat, he made a choice.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Takeaway

Following King Hearing: History of Islam in American Prisons

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) held a second hearing Wednesday on the radicalization of Muslims in America — this time focusing on those incarcerated in U.S. prisons. Witnesses included law enforcement and counter-terrorism officials, like Michael Downing, Commanding officer of Counter-Terrorism at the Los Angeles Police Department. "Instead of providing a balanced, peaceful, contemporary perspective of one of the great and peaceful religions of the world, we are left with a hijacked, cut and paste version known to the counter-terrorism practitioners as 'prislam,'" Downing said at the hearing.

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Rep. Peter King to Hold Hearing on Radical Islam in Prisons

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rep. Peter King is spearheading the second in a series of hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S. on Wednesday with a focus this time on Muslims who radicalize in prison.

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Critics Blast Homeland Security Hearing as 'Anti-Immigrant Circus'

Friday, April 08, 2011

Earlier this month, New York Congressman Peter King held a hearing in Washington on the "Muslim radicalization in the U.S.," which drew fiery protests and condemnation. On Friday, another New York politician held a similar hearing in Manhattan.

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Muslim-Americans Rally to Fight Islamophobia

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Muslim organizations and faith leaders from across the city held a press conference today on the steps of City Hall to condemn terrorism, oppose war, denounce Islamophobia, and express support for an April 9th anti-Islamophobia rally. The press conference and the rally are both part of a warm response from area organizations to Senate hearings held earlier this week at the behest of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims".

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Durbin to Hold Anti-Muslim Prejudice Hearings

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced last week that he plans to hold the first ever Congressional hearing on anti-Muslim prejudice and the civil rights of the Muslim American community.

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King Hearings: Did We Learn Anything?

Friday, March 11, 2011

There were obvious omissions from the witness stand. Namely, the Muslim community groups that were not called to sort of speak to the accusations against them, like CAIR. What people were saying was inappropriate or wrong about the hearing was not simply its premise, but what they saw as King's cherry-picking of witnesses.

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, talking about yesterday's hearings on American Muslims on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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NY Rep. King’s First Hearing on Radical Islam Stokes Fiery Emotions

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. 

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Live-Blog. Video, and Link Roll on the Peter King Muslim Radicalization Hearings

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New York Representative Peter King (R-3rd), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, is holding controversial hearings today on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." WNYC's Arun Venugopal is in Washington DC for the hearings, and live-blogged the event and answered reader questions.

»» WNYC Hearing Coverage: Arun Venugopal Sets the Stage | Guide to Witness ListImam Feisal Abdul Rauf on The Takeaway | Protest Slideshow | Muslim Playwright Changes the Script

»» WNYC's Live Event on Homegrown Terror: Video and Audio of Brian Lehrer, Daisy Kahn, Ray Kelly, Arun Venugopal

»» Peter King: Official Page | NY Mag Profile | NY Times Archive

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Rep. King Hearing on Muslim Extremism: The Guest List

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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»» WNYC's Arun Venugopal is live-blogging the hearings from Washington DC Thursday morning

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.

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