Wednesday, March 09, 2011
For years, men like Arish Kumar Sahani have spoken out about the abuses suffered by Hindus in Muslim-majority countries, as well as how Islamic extremism affects Hindus in India. Their concerns didn't often travel outside the Indian-American community, which has fiercely debated the rights of Muslims in a Hindu-majority India.
But the furor over Park 51 and more recent controversy over Congressman Peter King's hearings on Muslim radicalization have provided a mainstream platform for Hindu-American activists, while simultaneously diversifying the ranks of anti-Islamic protesters.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
New York Congressman Peter King, who will hold hearings this week on Islamic radicalism, is defending his support in the '80s and '90s of the Irish Republican Army.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
About 130 protestors demonstrated in front of Rep. Peter King's office in Massapequa Park on Tuesday, some in support and others against the Long Island politician's proposed Congressional hearings meant to examine the threat of radical Islam in the U.S.
Monday, February 14, 2011
By Azi Paybarah
Not a bad interviewer, that former Governor David Paterson, who was guest-hosting on the John Gambling Show this morning. GOP Rep. Peter King was a guest, and took a swipe at members of his GOP House colleagues for not putting their budget priorities where their rhetoric was:
Peter King: They're cutting very heavily in the border patrol.
David Paterson: Now that's surprising.
Peter King: Republicans can't have it both ways. You can't be banging against illegal immigration and then cutting back on the customs and border protection.
More on King, and the budget, here.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
Rep. Peter King (R-NY3) says he will introduce legislation to toughen gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, where a lone gunman killed six people and injured 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The only question now is how to punish Rep. Charlie Rangel.
The facts against the veteran lawmaker in his two-year-old ethics probe were never in dispute. More than five hundred pieces of evidence were accepted without objection by a bipartisan panel who, on Tuesday, found Rangel guilty of violating 11 different Congressional ethics rules.
But now, a complete lack of consensus has broken out about what to do with the facts about Rangel.
Monday, November 15, 2010
On Sunday, governor-elect Andrew Cuomo announced the latest round of members to his transition committee, the advisory panel that will help decide whom Cuomo brings into his administration as he seeks to "clean up" one of the country's most dysfunctional state capitals.
The headline from the weekend's announcement was the inclusion of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on one of those transition committees. Kennedy is known as much for his work on environmental issues as he is for hailing from one of the most celebrated political families in American history. More importunely, he is also the brother of Cuomo's ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, with whom the Governor-elect has three daughters. In 2003, the couple had a particularly nasty divorce, with accusations of her infidelity splashed across tabloid pages for weeks.
The presence of Kennedy's name on the transition committee, carries a powerful, and unmistakeable message: Cuomo is suppressing whatever old and personal feuds may exist in order to find the most talented personnel.
But transition committees have, in the past, proven ideal opportunities for presenting politically optimal visuals, while not always demonstrating deep or insightful decision-making.
Monday, May 17, 2010
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation, May 17) Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security was not happy with the very public beating the agency took in the New York tabloids and from New York pols on transit security funding last week. Last week, after a Congressional Briefing, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) went out guns a'blazing, hammering DHS for what they called a $42 million cut in transit security funding and an $11 million cut in port security. The White House says, if you account for stimulus funding, New York got an increase in both these areas. (Here's the breakdown.)
WNYC's Bob Hennelly got hold this weekend of a letter Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote to Representative Peter King, (R- Long Island) claiming New York has more than $275 million in port and transit security funds it hasn't spent. New York officials are blaming FEMA for tying up the funding. Apparently, Napolitano, who is from Arizona, has a bit of Brooklyn in her.
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