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Peter T. King

Peter T. King
Peter T. King is a congressman, representing New York's 3rd Congressional District, which covers eastern Nassau County and parts of Suffolk County. King is the only Republican on Long Island's congressional delegation. King is the ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the Financial Services Committee.

King is rumored to be considering a run for governor in 2010 and had said that if Gov. David A. Paterson appointed Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, he would have run against her.

King was born in New York City in 1944 and is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Before bei...
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Peter T. King is a congressman, representing New York's 3rd Congressional District, which covers eastern Nassau County and parts of Suffolk County. King is the only Republican on Long Island's congressional delegation. King is the ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the Financial Services Committee.

King is rumored to be considering a run for governor in 2010 and had said that if Gov. David A. Paterson appointed Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, he would have run against her.

King was born in New York City in 1944 and is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Before being elected to Congress in 1992, he was elected Nassau County Comptroller three times. He and his wife Rosemary live in Seaford.
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  • Make mitigation national priority before another hurricane strikes

    Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
  • Lawmakers press DHS head to stop children crossing the border

      Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters seek time for reforms

    Republican lawmakers who want to save the Export-Import Bank pushed for changes to its operations as they tried to balance strong conservative opposition to the agency with vocal support from business executives worried its disappearance would harm the...
  • Obama warns of risks posed by Syrian militants with Western passports

    Obama warns of risks posed by Syrian militants with Western passports
    WASHINGTON — President Obama acknowledged Sunday that militants fighting in Syria and Iraq pose a direct threat to the United States because many of them have Western passports that enable them to easily enter the country without a visa. “...
  • Political earthquake shakes nation's capital

    You know what they say: "You can't believe everything you read in the newspaper." Eric Cantor learned that the hard way. On primary day, June 10, while still in Washington, he picked up The Hill newspaper and read the front-page story: "Sen. Lindsey...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk: Jane Fonda tribute on TNT

    Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk: Jane Fonda tribute on TNT
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 15 - 21, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Sing Your Face Off This celebrity competition...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Grim Sleeper' on Lifetime

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Grim Sleeper' on Lifetime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Nightline Prime The late night newsmagazine...
  • As foreign crises multiply, Republican squabbling isn't helping

    Republican politicians are at war over the world. Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
  • Republicans may seek to avert government shutdown

    Republicans may seek to avert government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- The prevailing wisdom on Capitol Hill on Monday was that the federal government is headed toward at least a brief shutdown at midnight, given the impasse over how, if at all, President Obama’s new healthcare law should figure into...
  • Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern

    Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern
    WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...
  • 28 Republicans may now face the tea-party music after debt-limit vote

    Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...