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Pete King: ISIS Not 'Afraid to Put a Bomb in Lower Manhattan'
Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said that any group that "beheaded two Americans on television" would not "be afraid to put a bomb in Lower Manhattan," Business Insider reported. The Long Island congressman is chairman of the Homeland Security Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee and also sits on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, according to the Almanac of American Politics.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
US lawmakers to debate tailored Syria action bill Tuesday
Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers on Tuesday to authorise the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on President Barack Obama's use-of-force powers. File photo: Rebel fighters secure a heavily-damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor following fighting with government forces.
New Jersey Jewish News
In Israel, rabbi finds a - different reality' NEW
Members of the solidarity mission gather in Tel Aviv, including Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, fourth from right, and U.S. Rep. Peter King, center. n a three-day visit to Israel, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg was part of a delegation visiting a house in Ashkelon that had been destroyed by a rocket that morning, when sirens went off and the group had to run to a bomb shelter.
What a do-nothing Congress does
Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of the forthcoming book , "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society."
Threat hype for Islamic State doesn't match its capabilities or reach
Washington: It was quite weird. When the Washington talking heads assembled on Sunday morning for their weekly agenda-setting TV talk show jamboree, the question hardly asked and barely answered was how real or credible was the security threat posed by the so-called Islamic State to the West? Outlining his case for war last Wednesday, President Barack Obama was obliged to concede the US "[had] not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland".
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
Spreading Fear Before Election D...
What better way for politicians to position themselves for midterm victory than to conjure up a false sense of fear as we head into November? The not-so-"liberal", say anything media is playing right into their hands.
The Village Voice
Obama's ISIS Escalation Riles Rightbloggers Who Want More Muslim-Hate
Last week President Obama told the nation that we would continue bomb the shit out of ISIS aka ISIL in Iraq , only now we might also bomb the shit out of them in Syria too. While announcing this, he did not beat his chest, bite the head off a bat, or flex his biceps and grunt "yer goin' dowwwwwwn ," so rightbloggers thought he was wimpy and socialistic.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State
U.S. Army paratroopers board a helicopter at the training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany. U.S. military spending cuts are threatened by crises in the Mideast and Ukraine.
De Blasio under fire amid new threat from Islamic State fighters
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is coming under sharp criticism for making decisions that may have undermined the effectiveness of his police department's counter-terrorism operations. Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks on Manhattan, prominent security experts say de Blasio has made fighting terrorism a lower priority in order to appease the communities that helped elect him.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Terrorist Sympathizer Rep. Peter King Wants Another Decade of War Against Terrorists
Three years fighting ISIS? Fugetaboutit: everyone's favorite avuncular terrorist sympathizer Rep. Peter King is back to beating the drums of protracted war. Never one to be outdone in matters of war and peace King told reporters yesterday that they should expect the military action against ISIS to last a decade or more: I think we do have a lot to debate.
Crooks and Liars
Exclusive: How Istanbul Became A Recruiting Ground For Islamic State
Barack Obama said Turkey was part of a "core coalition" to fight Isis. But victims of Isis recruitment question Turkey's willingness or ability to tackle the terrorist infiltration.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
MBL, marijuana, RBC, reg relief talk at NAFCU Congressional Caucus
Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., discussed NCUA's risk-based capital proposal on Thursday during Caucus. Credit union attendees at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Thursday heard from their lawmakers in the House and Senate about a wide range of issues important to them, including member business lending, NCUA's risk-based capital proposal, regulatory relief and serving marijuana-related businesses.
Congress: 'Measure twice, cut once' on proposed risk-based capital rule
As Congress returns this week, the adage "measure twice, cut once" would be an appropriate principle for them to keep in mind as they consider the National Credit Union Administration's recently proposed risk-based capital rule. The craftsmen's proverb is ideally suited to underscore the necessary caution that should be adopted in reviewing this proposal.
Chaz and AJ Podcasts - 9/11/14
Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Congressman Peter King, from the Dept.
House Gop Isis and CR Strategy Still in Flux
Boehner and other House GOP leaders are reportedly on board with adding to the spending bill the president's request for authority to go after ISIS. House GOP leaders are advocating for giving President Barack Obama some authority within the continuing resolution to arm Syrian rebels against the insurgent terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS, according to several Republican lawmakers present at a Thursday morning members' meeting.
9/11 victims and volunteers are still waiting for help
A couple walks by the 9/11 memorial in Liberty State Park with the new World Trade Center tower standing in the background on September 10, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Jaime Hazan has been a volunteer and first responder for nearly all his life.
How long will the US campaign against Islamic State last?
MARK COLVIN: Barack Obama, elected president partly because he promised to end the Iraq war, is now taking his country's forces back in there. He says it won't be a conventional war like Afghanistan and previous American incursions in Iraq, but it will be a sustained campaign in Iraq and Syria to destroy the so-called Islamic State .
Thaler urges panel on MBL, supp cap legislation
Sept. 11, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler yesterday urged a House Small Business subcommittee to adopt legislation that would raise credit unions' member business lending cap as proposed in H.R. 688, the "Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act." Thaler wrote the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce leadership Wednesday, ahead of today's hearing, "The Decline in Business Formation: Implications for Entrepreneurship and the Economy."
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law
Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero.
"Wary of a War Vote"
Look at this :) GOP and Dem Leaders Hands in Hands Singing This Video of Politicians Holding Hands and Singing Is the Most Awkward Thing You'll See Today Congressional leaders of both parties come together to hold ... Writing this piece condemning Congress feels so redundant but after reading this mornings article, "Congress wary of war vote, Many unwilling to weigh in on Islamic State", by Tribune staff writers Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli in today's Baltimore Sun article was just too "juicy" to pass up. In so many instances the "vaudeville" act which Chris Hedges so aptly describes of what really goes on in Capitol Hill, defines perfectly the latest crime of inaction about to be made by our "lawmakers."