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  • Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican

    Radical Muslims recruit criminals in U.S. prisons

    Radical Muslims are using U.S. prisons to recruit hardened criminals for terrorist activities, counterterrorism experts told Congress on Wednesday.


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    Rep. Peter T. King said Thursday that President Obama's "mixed messages" on terrorism and his handling of the economy have opened the door for Republicans to deny him a second term next year.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who is House Homeland Security Committee chairman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Rep. King: Obama is vulnerable in 2012

    Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Thursday that President Obama's "mixed messages" on terrorism and his handling of the economy have opened the door for Republicans to deny him a second term next year.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, opens hearings into Islamic radicalization on Thursday, March 10, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mr. King dismissed what he called the "rage and hysteria" surrounding the hearings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    N.Y. lawmaker leaves door open for White House bid

    Rep. Peter T. King, a New York Republican whose national profile has climbed as head of the U.S. House Homeland Security panel, is leaving the door open for a possible presidential bid.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who is House Homeland Security Committee chairman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Republicans note harsh interrogation helped bin Laden operation

    The debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration is being rekindled by the successful operation against Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, which was based on information about the courier extracted from detained terror suspects.


  • CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (right) leaves Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after briefing members of Congress on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Debate flares anew on harsh interrogation

    The successful operation against Osama bin Laden has rekindled debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.


  • Why? King asks of dropped probe

    A leading House Republican says senior Obama administration Justice Department officials overruled U.S. prosecutors and FBI agents who sought to bring new charges against one of the country's leading Muslim organizations.


  • Rep. Peter King (left), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, talks with Rep. Bennie Thompson, the top Democrat on the panel, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 10, 2011, as hearings get under way into Islamic radicalization in America. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    King: 'Rage and hysteria' over hearing unwarranted

    Under heightened security, Rep. Peter T. King opened hearings Thursday into Islamic radicalization in America, dismissing what he called the "rage and hysteria" surrounding the hearings.


  • Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, confers Thursday with an aide during a hearing, "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." He said it was the first in a series of such hearings. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    King stands by hearing on Islamic radicals

    Pushing back against a firestorm of criticism, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Thursday his hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S. shouldn't be viewed as an assault on any particular faith, but rather an effort to highlight a violent offshoot of Islam that continues to threaten the nation.


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