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2 More Republicans Shrug Off Norquist&#39;s Tax Pledge
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2 More Republicans Shrug Off Norquist's Tax Pledge

'The world has changed,' says Rep. Peter King

(Newser) - Following Sen. Saxby Chambliss' dismissal of Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, two more Republicans followed suit today. While discusing fiscal cliff negotiations, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on This Week that he would "violate the pledge for the good of the country—only if Democrats will do entitlement reform."...

Petraeus Testimony Doesn't Resolve Questions

He provided fodder for both Republicans and Democrats

(Newser) - David Petraeus finished his testimony on Capitol Hill about what transpired in Benghazi, but don't expect an end to the controversy:
  • "His appearance actually seemed to provide both Democrats and Republicans with additional evidence to bolster their own narratives of the attacks and their aftermath," says the

Petraeus: I Always Thought It Was a Terrorist Attack

Ex-CIA director gives his side of the story on Benghazi consulate attack

(Newser) - David Petraeus believed from day one that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack, he told lawmakers at a much-hyped closed-door hearing today, according to lawmakers in attendance. Petraeus said that the CIA talking points written immediately after the incident referred to it as a...

Feinstein: No Link Between Petraeus' Fall, Benghazi

Politicians suspicious of FBI role, plan to investigate

(Newser) - The election might be over, but the talk shows must go on and in case you hadn't heard, David Petraeus had an affair and quit his job as CIA chief, causing much gnashing of teeth and many protestations of shock—shock!—on your television dial. Without further ado,...

Lawmaker: Why No Hearings on Radical Christians, Too?

Texas Democrat Al Green questions Peter King's hearings on Muslims

(Newser) - Peter King's latest hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims are under way, and a Democratic lawmaker used his allotted time to wonder why there are no hearings on radical Christians as well. Texas' Al Green, the grandson of a Christian minister, said in his five-minute speech that he...

Secret Service Were 'Bunch of Fools': Hooker

Dania Suarez: 'I felt strong' in demanding my money

(Newser) - A prostitute at the heart of the Secret Service sex scandal has gone on Colombian TV and called the agents "a bunch of fools," the Telegraph reports. Dania Londono Suarez went on: "I could have done a thousand other things. If I had wanted to, I could...

Secret Service Memo: No Booze 10 Hours Before Work

New rules also bar visits to 'non-reputable establishments'

(Newser) - Memo to Secret Service agents: no more drinking alcohol within 10 hours of working; no bringing foreigners to your hotel rooms; and, no going to "non-reputable" establishments. Those are just three items in a 10-point list of rules handed out to agency employees yesterday, as the Secret Service tries...

Expect More Secret Service Firings: King

One agent was in Obama's hotel, agency reveals, as House and Senate close in

(Newser) - Heads probably haven't finished rolling at the Secret Service over its prostitution scandal, Rep. Peter King said today on Meet the Press, saying he expected "several" members to depart in the "near future." The House Homeland Security chair promised a thorough investigation, and has already sent...

Booted Secret Service Agent Looks to Sue

More resignations expected

(Newser) - As the investigation into the Secret Service sex scandal unfolds, one of the agents driven out is set to sue, a congressional insider tells CBS News . Congress expects more resignations in the matter within days, according to Rep. Peter King. While reports have held that three agents have been forced...

'Hundreds' of Hezbollah Agents in US: Peter King

And they've been trained as terrorists by Iran, Homeland Security chair says

(Newser) - The US is crawling with Hezbollah agents, many of whom have been trained as terrorists, Rep. Peter King said in a CNN appearance today. "The American intelligence community … believes we are very much at risk for an attack by Iranian operatives, which would be Hezbollah," King said,...

Radical US Muslims &#39;a Minuscule Threat&#39;
 Radical US Muslims 
 'a Minuscule Threat' 

Radical US Muslims 'a Minuscule Threat'

Arrests down for homegrown plots, attacks

(Newser) - After the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010, many feared that radical Muslim Americans posed a growing threat to the US—but that fear is unfounded, a new report from a research group declares. The number of US Muslims charged in violent attacks or plots peaked in 2009 at 47,...

Pentagon to Examine Alleged Leaks on bin Laden Movie

Peter King thinks White House gave too much access to Hollywood

(Newser) - The Defense Department is investigating claims that the White House gave classified information about the Osama bin Laden raid ... to Hollywood. GOP Rep. Peter King sought the investigation following allegations that the administration provided Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow with privileged information for her upcoming film on the raid, reports...

House Probes New 9/11 Suspect

Anwar al-Awlaki may have been involved in attacks: Rep. Peter King

(Newser) - The House homeland security panel has set its sights on another extremist over possible ties to the 9/11 attacks: the cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a dual citizen of the US and Yemen, reports Fox News . “We need to do this in light of al-Awlaki’s growing stature,” committee chair...

Did White House Leak Osama Secrets to Hollywood?

Maureen Dowd says access granted for positive pre-election film

(Newser) - A Republican congressman is demanding an investigation following reports that the White House leaked top secret information about the Osama bin Laden kill operation to Hollywood filmmakers. Details were handed over to Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow to make a positive film to boost the president's image before the...

40 Americans Have Joined Somali Terrorists: Peter King

Rep. King refuses to end Islamic radicalization hearings

(Newser) - Rep. Peter King says his controversial hearings on Muslim radicalization in the US have uncovered some actual radicals. As the hearings resumed today, King declared that 40 Americans and 20 Canadians have signed up with Al-Shabab, a Somali insurgent group with ties to al-Qaeda, the National Post reports. “We...

King to Hold 2nd Hearing on Radicalized US Muslims

The focus: 'the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in US prisons'

(Newser) - A single bloody pig's foot isn't enough to stop Peter King: He announced last night that Congress will hold a second hearing on the "radicalization of the Muslim-American community" on Wednesday. This time around, the hearing will examine "the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in US prisons,...

Rep. Peter King Sent Bloody Pig's Foot

...and rambling note

(Newser) - It's the modern-day version of the horse head in the bed: Rep. Peter King, he of the infamous Muslim radicalization hearings, was sent a bloody pig's foot, reports Luke Russert for MSNBC . It was accompanied by a note full of anti-Semitic language and a reference to King's controversial hearings. The...

GOP Wants Plan to Stop Every Illegal Immigrant

They want more fencing, agents, and drones as part of 5-year strategy

(Newser) - Congressional Republicans are working on a hardline anti-immigration bill that would call for more border fencing, more sensors, more border patrol agents, and aerial drones in an all-out attempt to prevent all illegal entry into the country. The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, the LA Times observes, so...

Muslim Rep Breaks Down at King Hearing

Peter King defiant, says radical Islam must be investigated

(Newser) - Peter King’s hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims got off to an emotional start today, when Rep. Keith Ellison—the first Muslim American elected to Congress—broke down in recounting the story of a Muslim paramedic who died while responding to the 9/11 attacks and was later, according...

King's Is the 23rd Hearing on Radicalized US Muslims the last five years. Others have largely escaped criticism

(Newser) - Rep. Peter King’s radical Islam hearings have generated a massive outcry, but they’re not exactly unique. In the past five years, the House and Senate have held a combined 22 hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims, Politico points out. They’ve been run by legislators on both...

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