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  • **FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

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  • This image from Senate video show Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Cruz says he will speak until he's no longer able to stand in opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law. Cruz began a lengthy speech urging his colleagues to oppose moving ahead on a bill he supports. The measure would prevent a government shutdown and defund Obamacare. (AP Photo/Senate TV)

    Rep. Peter King: Sen. Ted Cruz tapped into 'dark strain in the American political psyche'

    Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster may have boosted his presidential aspirations, but it also created an opening for such potential 2016 rivals as Rep. Peter T. King, who Thursday called some of Mr. Cruz's supporters "vile."

  • "I think that the president fundamentally misunderstands the constitutional powers," Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Sunday." "The checks and balances come from independent branches of government." (Associated Press)

    Paul and King highlight GOP's great divide on surveillance

    Republicans Rand Paul and Peter T. King sparred Sunday over the National Security Agency's domestic-surveillance program, illustrating the party's divide on the federal government's monitoring of private data in the interest of national security.

  • ** FILE ** Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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  • **FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Peter King on NSA leak case: 'Where is the president?'

    Rep. Peter T. King said Monday that while he's hesitant to second-guess a president in the middle of an ongoing crisis, President Obama should have been out in front more on the NSA leak case.

  • **FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Peter King: Punish the journalists for information leaks

    Rep. Peter T. King says reporters who publish information that's deemed classified should be punished.

  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 24, 2013, where he announced he is lifting a ban on women serving in combat. (Associated Press)

    Secrets revealed to SEAL film producers, CIA says; delayed report on Panetta remarks

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  • **FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Peter King: Boston probe needs to focus on Muslims

    Authorities still are trying to pinpoint the motives behind the Boston Marathon bombings, but a leading GOP congressman pulled no punches on Sunday and urged the FBI to focus on threats from within the Muslim community.

  • One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen in Boston on April 16, 2013, one day after bomb blasts killed three and injured more than 140 people. (Associated Press0

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  • ** FILE ** In this undated image from video seized from the walled compound of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and released on Saturday, May 7, 2011, by the U.S. Department of Defense, a man whom the American government identified as Osama bin Laden watches television with an image of President Obama on the screen. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense)

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  • ** FILE ** New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, to talk about aid to help his state recover from superstorm Sandy. President Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency assistance. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • Scene from "Zero Dark Thirty." (Associated Press)

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  • A U.S. Capitol Police officer comes out of the room where Gen. David Petraeus is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the Benghazi attack at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The general was expected to say that he knew the attack was terror-based from the beginning. Security was tight in the Capitol complex, and the media were not allowed in the hearing rooms. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Petraeus: Benghazi seen as terror strike right away

    In his first testimony since stepping down last week, former CIA Director David H. Petraeus told a closed Capitol Hill briefing Friday that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya "was a terrorist attack and there were terrorists involved from the start," Rep. Peter T. King said Friday.

  • Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks at the world body's headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    State Department rejects call for U.N. ambassador to quit

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  • "There should be an investigation into who is financing this project, because the balance sheets are revealing very few details. At the very least, the 9/11 families deserve a full accounting of who is paying for this mosque, and information about the imam who is leading it. In the past, mosques and imams have not always been cooperative with law enforcement. Add it all together, and significant questions emerge," Mr. King adds.

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  • "The response to my call for an inquiry has been very positive. In my neighborhood, we had 150 victims who died at ground zero, their friends and families left behind. Now, you can build mosque anywhere you want. The issue is not about where people pray or worship. This is an extraordinary situation. To build the mosque within a few blocks of ground zero isn't appropriate, and besides that, it is a multimillion dollar operation," Mr. King tells Inside the Beltway.

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