Rep. Peter King
Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weeks long standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: don’t leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.
It was the president’s first press conference in eight months and he clearly wanted to talk about the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but instead got hit with the sex scandal that drove his CIA director off the cliff and threatens to have another top general join him.
Long Island U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was wondering Sunday night why the scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus came to light so soon before he was set to testify about the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Bethpage on Tuesday, along with Rep. Peter King and Rep. Steve Israel to discuss the temporary housing options for those who lost their homes in the storm.
Just over 255,000 Long Islanders remained in the dark Monday, down from more than 935,000 immediately after the storm.
Schmitt, the Legislature’s presiding officer, was in a meeting with County Executive Ed Mangano in Mangano’s office when the 62-year-old collapsed.
The sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, inspired the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a plot to blow up local landmarks and issued the Islamic ruling that Osama bin Laden used to justify 9/11.
Speaking Friday on his weekly WOR radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said reaction from an anti-Islam film is “exactly what you should have expected.”
Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, was killed when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Call it another black eye for the agency that’s supposed to protect airline passengers from terrorists. On Friday, 14 local air marshals were being punished for allegedly drinking on duty — and more.
The Coast Guard, law enforcement and other officials were inspecting the containers as part of the massive response. The ship can carry more than 2,000 cargo containers and the search could take all night, officials said.
Rep. Peter King said that a meeting with the woman, identified by her lawyer as Dania Londono Suarez, is “simply not necessary.”
“I will say this is one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations that I’ve been aware of,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King.