Pete Hoekstra

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  • Old Enemy: Osama bin Laden told an FBI source in 1993 that he was looking to finance terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. (Associated Press)

    EXCLUSIVE: FBI had human source in contact with bin Laden as far back as 1993

    The FBI placed a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden in 1993 and ascertained that the al Qaeda leader was looking to finance terrorist attacks in the United States.


  • ** FILE ** Michael V. Hayden

    An eavesdropping phoenix, NSA arose from ashes of 9/11

    The start of the National Security Agency's rise in power can be traced to the first years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when new laws, secret presidential orders and lots of cash emboldened it to sweep up billions of communications.


  • **FILE** Then-Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican. (The Washington Times)

    Ex-insider: Prism use like 'Bush on steroids'; Hoekstra still backs NSA intel program

    Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, who was chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, recalls a cryptic telephone call from the White House in August 2004: "Come on over. We've got something to tell you."


  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.


  • This undated combination photo shows Republicans Clark Durant, left, and former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra who are running in the Aug. 7, 2012, Michigan primary. Hoekstra was declared the winner and will take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November. (AP Photo, File)

    Akin, Hoekstra win GOP Senate primaries

    Rep. W. Todd Akin in Missouri and former Rep. Pete Hoekstra in Michigan emerged from crowded primary fields Tuesday night to capture the Republican nominations to take on two embattled Democratic senators in November.


  • Hoekstra

    Michigan political ad pulled but source still feeling heat

    Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra of Michigan has pulled a Super Bowl ad that had some Asian-Americans and political analysts crying foul, but one rival, seeking traction ahead of an August primary, is seizing upon the China ad campaign as "demeaning."


  • Inside Politics

    The portrayal of a young Asian woman speaking broken English in a Super Bowl ad being run by U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra against Michigan incumbent Debbie Stabenow is bringing charges of racial insensitivity.


  • Illustration: Homegrown terror by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FIELDS: Cultivating homegrown terror

    "Homegrown" promises something fresh and tasty when applied to tomatoes, cabbage and beans straight from the farmer's field. But about terrorism, not so much. Homegrown terrorists, recruited from newly arrived people from the Muslim countries of the Middle East and Africa, are the latest menace to America. They're new transplants to these shores and sometimes even the native born.


  • Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Bloomberg News)

    House Republicans condemn WikiLeaks disclosure

    The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said Monday that the disclosure of thousands of classified State Department documents undermines U.S. credibility with the rest of the world.


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