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U.S. Senate moving on first Homeland Security authorization since 2003

By | 09.22.11 | 3:31 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

In a political climate where the most mundane of tasks often appear mired in complex partisan strategies designed to show one party or the other holding a strategic advantage, a U.S. Senate committee has managed something quite unusual. It has managed to come to agreement on the first authorization bill More…

Bachmann, Bill Maher defend Muslim hearings

By | 03.14.11 | 12:08 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Michele Bachmann defended Rep. Peter King’s investigations into homegrown terrorism among America’s Muslim communities on Saturday just hours before one of her vocal critics seemed to agree with her. On his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher interviewed Rep. Keith Ellison and said that terrorists from an Islamic More…

Ellison cries during Muslim ‘radicalization’ hearing

By | 03.10.11 | 3:21 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Keith Ellison is known for his impassioned speeches, especially when it comes to religion. At last summer’s General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Minneapolis, his fiery speech about Christianity touched on themes of unity and love. But today he testified not with bravado but through More…

VIDEO: Ellison to King: This is how American Muslims help fight terrorism

By | 03.10.11 | 2:57 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

New York Republican Congressman Peter King said the point of the controversial Homeland Security Committee “Islamic radicalization” hearings he is holding this week is to discover how Muslim Americans can help fight terrorism. He got an answer from Keith Ellison, a Muslim Representative from Minnesota, who broke down this More…

Muslim-radicalization hearings pilloried, called hypocritical and unfair

By | 03.09.11 | 3:39 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Tomorrow New York Republican Rep. Peter King will open his Homeland Security Committee hearings on the question of whether or not Muslim-Americans are doing enough to help safeguard the nation from terrorism. The hearings have been pilloried as an exercise in attention-grabbing ethnic-baiting and scapegoating and as an essentially unfair More…

Not even Palin wants Newt

By | 03.02.11 | 10:37 am

Now that Newt Gingrich is expected to form a presidential “exploratory” committee (though he will not be announcing an official presidential bid when he goes to Atlanta Thursday to speak at American Enterprise Institute and American Solutions events, according to Reuters), it’s becoming more apparent how little More…

Obama makes recess appointments, House members complain

By | 12.30.10 | 11:58 am

President Obama made six recess appointments Wednesday, allowing officials to bypass Senate confirmation to serve for approximately one year. One of those appointments was an ambassador to Syria, a position that had been vacant since 2005 after the Bush administration withdrew the ambassador over suspected Syrian involvement in the More…

Video: Rep. Peter King on “Islamic Terrorism”

By | 07.29.10 | 12:15 pm

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) spoke yesterday at the Heritage Foundation about the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy. (Video after the jump.)

“The enemy is Islamic terrorism. It’s not an amorphous extremism….It’s Islamic terrorism which opposes the very fiber of what we stand for,” Rep. King said.

Conservatives React to Obama-House GOP ‘Question Time’

By | 01.29.10 | 2:15 pm

Well, that was more interesting than anyone could have reasonably expected it to be. The sense I’m getting from conservatives and GOP strategists is that the discussion between President Obama and House Republicans in Baltimore was a boon for the president — maybe unfairly so, because the format made even More…

Every Time Someone Says ‘Terrorism,’ Peter King Gives An Angel Its Wings

By | 01.06.10 | 2:31 pm

You’d think nothing could top Rudy Giuliani’s noun-verb-9/11ism, but, via Ben Smith, that’s because you don’t pay enough attention to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.):

“You are saying someone should be held accountable. Name one other specific recommendation the president could implement right now to fix this,” host George