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  • IRA rollover ruling stuns advisers and savers (govt changing the rules after the fact again)

    04/08/2014 3:04:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Retirement experts call it a game changer for the 50 or so million households in the U.S. that own an individual retirement account — an IRA. Uncle Sam’s Tax Court just ruled that the one-rollover-per-year rule applies to all of a taxpayer’s IRAs rather than to each IRA separately. And that ruling, say experts, is in direct conflict with IRS Publication 590, the bible for IRAs. “Industry leaders, financial advisers, and everyone else who handles IRAs are stunned,” said Denise Appleby, the editor and publisher of The IRA Authority According to Appleby, there are two ways to move money between...
  • IRA terrorists 'plotted to kill Prince Philip with two bombs targeting Australian motorcade..

    03/10/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2014 | Mario Ledwith
    The IRA staged an audacious attempt to assassinate Prince Philip in Australia during an official trip, a former spy has claimed. The Irish paramilitary group allegedly planted two bombs targeting the Duke of Edinburgh’s cortege as he travelled through Sydney in 1973. Both devices were located minutes before the royal visitor was due to pass, prompting an immediate security operation to allay the threat.
  • Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Unfit to Be a Leader of a Party’

    03/09/2014 5:28:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 09, 2014 1:48 PM
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was on “America’s News Headquarters” today, where he discussed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In his speech, Paul said that the NSA monitors all phone calls. […] “I think it’s an ignorant strategy which shows that he’s unfit to be a leader of a party. To say that the NSA is monitoring people’s phone calls—the NSA does not listen to anyone’s phone calls, cannot record the conversations of anyone’s phone call, unless there’s a court order, and that can only be obtained after [they’ve] shown direct contact with a terrorist...
  • Experts: ‘Retirement Crisis’ Concerns Might Be Overblown

    03/07/2014 7:00:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/07/2014 | RODRIGO SERMEÑO
    WASHINGTON – Experts have cautioned against concerns over a retirement crisis, saying the most commonly cited measure of retirement income ignores a large portion of the money retirees receive.Recently, many pundits and policymakers have expressed much concern [1] about the U.S. retirement system. They argue that the United States is facing a crisis due to the shift over the past three decades from defined-benefit pensions to defined-contribution savings plans. They also worry Americans do not seem to save enough when they are working and in retirement their meager pension income will force them to rely on Social Security.In response,...
  • Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for richest retirement savers (Camel's nose under the tent)

    02/22/2014 11:34:32 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report. Read Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch . According to the report,...
  • Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for richest retirement savers

    02/21/2014 1:32:19 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Market Watch) ^ | February 21, 2014 | Robert Powell
    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report. Read Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch . According to the report,...
  • Obama step closer to seizing retirement accounts

    02/14/2014 5:48:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 28 Jan 14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    <p>When you hear, “Hello, I’m from the federal government and I want to help you manage your retirement savings,” the best advice is to run away, as fast as you can.</p>
  • As 'Retirement Gap' Concerns Reach Across Partisan Divide, Senators Propose Savings Solutions

    02/14/2014 3:08:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 12, 2014 | David Harrison
    When President Barack Obama introduced a new retirement savings plan during his State of the Union speech last month, the Republican response was uncharacteristically muted. Although Republicans were upset about the president’s new reliance on executive authority to push his agenda, they had few harsh words about the details of the retirement idea. Dubbed MyRA, Obama’s initiative is intended to allow workers who do not have access to other workplace savings plans to open an account overseen by the government that would invest in low-risk Treasury bonds. It’s a relatively modest proposal, one that would be entirely voluntary for employers...
  • Prepare For When The New MyRA Becomes "TheirRA"

    02/10/2014 11:11:19 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 2-10-2014 | Peter Krauth
    Prepare For When The New MyRA Becomes "TheirRA" Personal_Finance / Pensions & Retirement Feb 10, 2014 - 06:47 PM GMTPeter KrauthBy: Money_Morning Personal Finance Peter Krauth writes: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama unveiled something new: a retirement savings account to "help" Americans build a nest egg, coining it the "MyRA." Something immediately felt wrong about the proposal... but I couldn't put my finger on it. So I researched the new MyRA and found details to help you understand just how it works. But I also saw some potential dangers there that you need to prepare...
  • Prepare Now for When the New MyRA Becomes "TheirRA"

    02/10/2014 7:24:55 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 10 February 2014 | Peter Krauth
    In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama unveiled something new: a retirement savings account to "help" Americans build a nest egg, coining it the "MyRA." Something immediately felt wrong about the proposal... but I couldn't put my finger on it. So I researched the new MyRA and found details to help you understand just how it works. But I also saw some potential dangers there that you need to prepare for now... What MyRA Really Means Like most government programs, getting to their essence can take some sifting. So I've distilled here what I think are the...
  • The Countdown to the Nationalization of Retirement Savings Has Begun

    02/05/2014 12:30:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    International Man ^ | 02/05/2014 | Nick Giambruno
    Simply put, the new myRA program put forward by Obama is at best a sucker's deal… or worse, it's a first step toward the nationalization of private retirement savings. (Note: If you haven't yet heard of myRA, I'd strongly suggest you read this excellent overview by my colleague Dan Steinhart.)Even before the new myRA program was announced, there had been whispers about the need for the US government to assume some risk for US retirement accounts. That's code for forced conversion of private retirement assets into government bonds.With foreigners not buying as many Treasuries and the Fed tapering, the US...
  • The trouble with Obama’s myRA plan: Retirement plan helps those with no 401(k), but not much

    02/02/2014 11:54:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 02/02/2014 | Chuck Jaffe
    Real life isn’t always a “Field of Dreams,” where “if you build it, they will come.” Instead, there are times when you build it, and they go “Ho-hum,” and mostly ignore you. So while any effort to encourage increased retirement savings among workers deserves to be applauded — arguing against increased savings is like disputing the value of parenthood and apple pie — it’s hard to see President Obama’s myRA program achieving most of its goals, because once you get past what he described during the State of the Union address, it appears to be a lot of wishful thinking....
  • Huge See, I Told You So from 2008: Democrats Try To Take Your 401(k)

    01/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by EBH · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, that's fascinating you mention that, because that's the next item up in my Stack of Stuff and I talked about this weeks ago, maybe even months ago when Tom "Dung Heap" Harken proposed this. Now, before you condition Alicia, let me refer to what she's talking about. It's Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: " Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that....
  • Obama pitches retirement savings options at U.S. Steel's Irvin Plant

    01/30/2014 2:57:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    ".......... After the tour and speech, he signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to establish the savings bonds. Named and modeled after existing Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs, the bonds offer tax benefits that regular savings accounts do not, don't lose value and can be withdrawn tax-free any time. “It's safe. These balances will never go down in value,” Obama said. Lew, whose agency will set up the bonds, accompanied the president, whose directive is one in a series of executive orders Obama said he's using to circumvent a divided Congress that's on pace to be the...
  • IRA Confiscation: It's Happening

    01/29/2014 1:04:11 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/29/14 | Simon Black
    I have an old acquaintance named Sam who has a hell of a deal for you. Sam is actually a pretty famous guy with a big reputation. Unfortunately he has been a bit down and out on his luck lately… but he’s trying to make a comeback. And Sam is prepared to float you a really great investment opportunity. Here’s the deal he’s offering: you give Sam your hard-earned retirement savings. Sam will invest your funds, and pay you a rate of return. Granted, the rate of return he’s promising doesn’t quite keep up with inflation. So you will be...
  • Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program

    01/29/2014 1:30:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/14 | Patrick Temple-West and Ross Kerber
    WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new "myRA" retirement savings program will be run by a private-sector money management firm chosen by the U.S. Treasury Department from a field of up to 30 firms, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. In a competitive bidding process to begin in the next few weeks, the Treasury Department will select a firm with experience in handling Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs), the official said on a conference call with reporters. The time frame was not clear, with the official saying only that selection would take place in months ahead. With millions of...
  • Obama to launch government-backed retirement savings program

    01/29/2014 3:12:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is scheduled on Wednesday to launch a retirement savings vehicle called "myRA," aimed at enrolling more Americans in a government-backed investment option. In details provided by the White House on Wednesday, the retirement savings proposal would be similar to a Roth Individual Retirement Account, but with holdings backed by the U.S. government like savings bonds. "MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in," President Barack Obama said in introducing the program on Tuesday night in his State of the Union Speech.
  • Tony Blair ‘brokered deal’ blocking IRA victims from suing Libya

    01/26/2014 11:57:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 January 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    Tony Blair could face legal action amid claims he “connived” with Colonel Gaddafi to block a multi-million pound compensation claim by IRA victims. An email is said to show the former prime minister intervened in a long-running legal action from victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism. The email suggests Mr. Blair helped to broker an agreement between Gaddafi and US President George W Bush, which saw Libya pay a one-off £1 billion in compensation to US victims of terrorism to settle all actions. […] The Libyan regime supplied Semtex for IRA attacks, said to include the 1987 Enniskillen bomb, which killed 11...
  • Irish Republican terrorists plotted to kidnap Queen Victoria from Balmoral and hold her hostage..

    01/13/2014 6:53:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | William Turvill
    rish Republicans plotted to kidnap Queen Victoria at Balmoral to help free prisoners, it has emerged. The ‘desperate and daring’ terrorists wanted to take the Queen from her Scottish estate and hold her hostage in a shabby cottage, according to newly-released records. The rifle-wielding gang from Salford, Greater Manchester, intended to keep her until the government agreed to release Republicans from prisons across Britain and Ireland.
  • Democrats - Party of Scandals and Murders

    01/12/2014 3:46:26 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 29 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/11/14 | Marcia Wood
    So for the Liberals, Democrats and left-wingers how does it feel to realize that your Commander In Chief spent five years attempting to destroy the greatest Nation in the World.   Enjoy the few minutes of glory, because before 2014 comes to an end – your reputation will go down the tubes just like Barack Obama’s. Do you really think that you will a free “get out of jail card” after Americans have suffered through the Fast and Furious gun runner, Benghazi, IRS, NSA and ObamaCare scandals?  Like any other crime in our USA, you may not be the one who...
  • Gardaí to be armed in dissident crackdown (Republic of Ireland police)

    01/02/2014 9:25:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 02 January 2014 | Greg Harkin and Tom Brady
    More than 120 uniformed gardaí in specialist units in the Republic will be permanently armed from today as part of a crackdown on criminal gangs and dissident terrorists. This is the first time that uniformed gardaí have been given permission to carry guns full-time since the foundation of the force almost a century ago. […] An increase in gun violence has partly prompted the decision to turn the units into permanently-armed squads. …
  • Financial Repression From The Obama Administration: How Savers May Be Forced To Buy Federal Debt

    12/23/2013 7:19:46 PM PST · by bkopto · 65 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/23/2013 | William Tucker
    Some experts are concerned that the Obama Administration is poised to begin forcing Americans to stock their retirement accounts with low-return government bonds. Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, told Bloomberg News that his new regulatory agency was mulling a move to control the $20 trillion that Americans have invested for retirement. He specifically mentioned 401(k) plans and IRAs. “That’s one of the things we’ve been exploring,” Cordray told Bloomberg reporter Carter Dougherty in January. Cordray’s seemingly stray comment was largely ignored by mainstream and financial media, but won the attention of fund managers and economists. SNIP...
  • Obama's Plan to Snatch Your Savings - Now he has his sights set on your 401(k)

    12/05/2013 4:34:37 AM PST · by bestintxas · 88 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/5/13 | j folks
    In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. One egregious attempt was the proposal, following the 2010 financial crisis, to "safeguard" retirement savings by requiring that they be rolled over into Treasury bonds. Had this legislation succeeded, it would have appropriated all or part of the retirement savings of millions of Americans. The funds would have been used...
  • Liam Adams jailed for raping and abusing daughter

    11/27/2013 10:12:45 AM PST · by the scotsman · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27th November 2013 | BBC News
    'Liam Adams, a brother of Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams, has been jailed for 16 years for raping and abusing his daughter. Adams' sentence is subject to an automatic 50% remission. Adams, 58, from Bernagh Drive, Belfast, was convicted of 10 offences in October, including rape and gross indecency, against his daughter, Áine, who waived her right to anonymity. She welcomed the sentence but said it was "still much too little, too late".'
  • We know things that could undermine Northern Ireland peace process, say retired police officers

    11/19/2013 6:37:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 November 2013 | Liam Clarke
    Retired police officers have warned they could be forced to reveal information which would undermine the peace process during any truth commission into Northern Ireland’s past. The warning from The Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers’ Association (NIRPOA) came in a 64-page submission to the Haass Commission for dealing with the past. The submission makes it clear that the body represents officers who have been involved in what was known as the “shoot to kill” policy, a term they reject, and it is also known to represent many retired Special Branch officers. …
  • Peter King's new goal: Take down Ted Cruz

    10/15/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2013 AT 12:15 PM | ASHE SCHOW
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York congressman made it clear on Monday’s "Morning Joe" that he will work to stop Cruz and his allies in their tracks. “I’ve been speaking out against Ted Cruz and this whole crazy movement since it started,” King told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. King also said he thought that “there’s no doubt that the Democrats are winning,” and that President Obama needed to play “a more aggressive role” in the negotiations to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. King also warned that Cruz and...
  • Rep. Peter King: 'We Have to Start Going After Ted Cruz by Name'

    10/14/2013 6:42:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 129 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 - 11:23 AM | Susan Jones
    ( - If Congress passes legislation deferring a decision on the debt ceiling and stopgap government funding, Republicans should anticipate another crisis in six to eight weeks, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on Monday. "We have to anticipate Ted Cruz is going to try to do this again. Ted Cruz and 30 or 40 people in the House. And we have to start going after him by name. I've been doing it all along. I wish I had more company on it." King said "we just can't have" Republicans or Ted Cruz second-guessing the final outcome of the current stalemate....
  • Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’

    10/06/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Oct 2013 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    If Peter King’s brand of Republicanism seems to be on the wane these days, the Long Island congressman isn’t letting it go quietly. Kng, 69, has long been one of the Hill’s most quotable and irascible troublemakers, a frequent presence on cable television with an apparently boundless capacity for outrage. He has fumed over topics as serious as Hurricane Sandy relief and aid for 9/11 responders, and as comparatively trivial as the White House party crashers and the death of Michael Jackson (whom he called a “lowlife” and a “pervert.”) King broke with Newt Gingrich over the government shutdowns of...
  • Peter King protest

    10/05/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 33 replies ^ | 10/5/2013 | jdc11710
    Peter King feeling some heat back in his district. link
  • Maze: EU withdraws £18 million funding for peace center on ex-prison site (Northern Ireland)

    10/04/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 04 October 2013
    An £18 million ($29 million) EU offer to fund the building of a peace and reconciliation center at the former Maze prison site has been withdrawn. The Democratic Unionists earlier halted plans to build the facility at the Maze, near Lisburn, as relations with their power-sharing partners Sinn Féin deteriorate. Republicans have warned of a crisis facing the devolved administration after a summer of violence on the streets. The European Union had offered the money, but after talks with the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, the body responsible for allocating the finance said it had decided...
  • Liam Adams - Brother of Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams - Found Guilty of Raping His Daughter

    10/02/2013 11:29:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 01 OCTOBER 2013
    Liam Adams - the younger brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams - has been found guilty of a string of child sex abuse charges. Liam Dominic Adams, 58, from Bernagh Drive in west Belfast, was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting his daughter, Aine, over a six-year period between 1977 and 1983 when she was aged between four and nine. Bespectacled Adams, who was wearing a grey suit, cream shirt and blue tie, showed no emotion as the guilty verdicts were returned. Remanding him in custody Judge Corinne Philpott said: "Take him down." The jury of nine men and...
  • Peter King Says Hillary Clinton Would 'Destroy' Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    07/20/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 106 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2013 | Alisa Wiersema
    If you're a 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, watch out for Rep. Peter King's right hook ... King believes the Republicans don't stand a chance if they put up the wrong candidate against Hillary Clinton. "I think she's very strong on foreign policy, and I think that if we nominate someone from our isolationist wing of the party, she'll destroy them," King said, putting Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz squarely in the isolationist category ...
  • Rep. Peter King: Libertarians in GOP Risk Destroying Party (and RINOs like King don’t?)

    07/28/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 02:04 PM | Greg Richter
    If Republicans don’t quash the libertarian streak shown recently by some of their members they risk following the destructive lead of Democrats in the 1960s, says GOP Rep. Peter King of New York. “When you have Rand Paul actually comparing [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness,” King said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that happening to our party.” …
  • Rep. Peter King equates Rand Paul with anti-war Democrat McGovern

    07/29/2013 7:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 07/29/2013 | Kevin Liptak
    <p>Sen. Rand Paul’s criticism of the National Security Agency’s spying programs puts him in the same category as the late George McGovern, the anti-war 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Sunday.</p> <p>Echoing remarks last week from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, King sharply chastised Paul for suggesting admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden was performing an act of civil disobedience when he revealed the massive snooping programs.</p>
  • Peter King: Plot ‘most specific I’ve seen’

    08/02/2013 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies
    Peter King: Plot ‘most specific I’ve seen’ By: Breanna Edwards August 2, 2013 06:07 PM EDT Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence Rep. Peter King confirmed on Friday that “something serious is being planned,” prompting the shutdown of 21 U.S. embassies across the world. “There’s very little doubt, if any, that something serious is being planned,” the New York Republican told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on a phone call in “The Situation Room.” “I’ve been getting briefed fairly regularly over the last seven or eight years at least and also pretty heavily before then and this is the most...
  • Rep. Peter King says Al Qaeda threat is 'very specific' as US issues travel alert

    08/03/2013 5:47:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies ^ | 8/3/2013
    The Al Qaeda threat that prompted the State Department to issue a worldwide travel alert and close down 21 embassies and consulates for the weekend is serious and 'very specific,' Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said Friday. “We’re not certain exactly where something might happen but it’s very specific as to when and it’s also very specific as to the fact that it is going to happen, so we have to be on alert everywhere,” the New York Republican told WINS-AM. The travel alert was the first of its kind since an announcement preceding...
  • McCaul, King, Christie (R-GOP-e) ARE Tied At The Hip With Obama, Pelosi, Feinstein (D-Dem-e) On NSA?

    08/12/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    8/12/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Mainstream (Establishment) Media is trying to once again do the Republican vs Democrat thingy: that Obama has proposed some serious (cough, laugh) changes to the NSA spying program, and those wascally wepubs (Rep. McCaul and Peter King (R-GOP-e) are trying to thwart him. I never thought that I would see a recent liberal rally where hundreds marched (not reported by the MSM-e) where a person would be carrying a sign that said Snowden, patriot and Pelosi, traitor. And even the New York Times (Editorial Board, June 6th: Obama administration has lost all credibility on the issue of the NSA...
  • The great experiment. Time for Cruz, King or Palin in 2016

    08/10/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUG 10,2013 | AZZ SHAW
    So what say we conduct the experiment that could – and I emphasize could here – finally settle the question once and for all. Let’s just nominate somebody who has welded on all three legs of the stool and leaves not a sliver of daylight for the squishiness question. A nominee who will state without ambiguity that we’re going to bomb the crap out of anyone who is actively working against our interests. One who flatly proclaims that there will be no abortions for anyone and new Supreme Court justices will be inclined to overturn Roe v Wade. They will...
  • Peter King: I'm running for President

    09/08/2013 11:39:34 PM PDT · by Impy · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/08/13 | Julian Hattem
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is running for president. In a radio interview this week, the Republican lawmaker told a New Hampshire station that he was in the state “because right now I’m running for president,” according to The New York Daily News.
  • Rep. Peter King on CNN: Obama Should Strike Syria Even if Congress Votes No

    09/02/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/2/2013
    Congressman Peter King said on CNN Monday that even if Congress votes no on Syria, President Obama should still take military action. He told Erin Burnett that Obama shouldn’t have gone to Congress to begin with, but now that he has, he shouldn’t have to consider himself beholden to that vote, since he has the authority to take action on his own.King acknowledged that if Congress were voting on a resolution today, it would be “very difficult,” and deferring to the legislative body anyway just makes Obama look “weak.” These comments stand in stark contrast to other Republicans like Justin...
  • Rep. King: Cruz supporters making 'vile, obscene' phone calls

    09/26/2013 5:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Rep. Peter King, who called fellow Republican Ted Cruz a 'fraud,' said his office is now receiving threatening phone calls from people who say they're supporters of the Texas senator.</p> <p>"You can't always blame a person if his followers act in a terrible way," King said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." However, he expressed concern about the "vile, obscene" nature of the phone calls.</p>
  • Rep. Peter King (SCUMBAG) Bashes Sen. Ted Cruz on CNN: ‘Those I’ve Spoken To Think He’s Crazy’

    09/25/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 25th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Congressman Peter King has been one of the strongest Republican voices opposing Ted Cruz‘s fight against Obamacare, frequently calling him a “fraud.” On CNN Wednesday night, King continued hammering Cruz, telling Anderson Cooper that despite how much Cruz may view himself as a conservative “folk hero” the majority of the country is rallying behind, “those I’ve spoken to think he’s crazy.” King likened this to the Charge of the Light Brigade and said Cruz is a “kamikaze pilot,” ultimately finding his tactics to be destructive to the Republican party. He continued to call Cruz a fraud and a “medicine man...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Engaging In 'Governmental Terrorism'

    09/25/2013 7:38:03 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies ^ | September 25, 2013, 7:33 AM EDT | Tom Kludt
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), as the outspoken congressman made clear in an interview published Wednesday in The New York Times. “My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud,” King told the Times. “I start with that, and then I go on. It takes me two or three minutes to explain it.” Minutes later, according to the Times, King had a damning characterization of Cruz's effort to block funding for the health care law, which has raised the risk of a government shutdown. Cruz continued his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare with...
  • A Republican Calls Another a ‘Fraud’: Peter King calls Cruz's Tactic "Government Terrorism"

    09/25/2013 9:06:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/25/2013 | JIM DWYER
    When Peter King is going to give you a sound bite, he lets you know ahead of time, so as not to insult your intelligence or, for that matter, waste your time if you’re not that interested in the details. But please, stay for the footnotes. Here is Mr. King, a Republican congressman who represents Long Island, speaking on Tuesday afternoon about Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, who is bringing the federal government to the brink of a shutdown because he wants to cut all the money for President Obama’s health care plan. “My sound bite is to...
  • NY Rep. King: Al-Shabab Recruited in US

    09/22/2013 8:11:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | AP
    A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the deadly attack on an upscale shopping mall in Kenya recruited up to 50 people from Somali American communities in the U.S.
  • Peter King: If Ted Cruz can’t deliver on this defunding thing, he should keep quiet from now on

    09/20/2013 9:46:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, this guy’s going to be a barrel of laughs at the debates in 2016, huh? The CNN clip below was recorded yesterday afternoon but he was still throwing jabs this morning: Peter King (R-NY) on today's CR vote: "Hopefully it will be a major step in letting people know that Ted Cruz is a fraud"— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) September 20, 2013 Sean Duffy, who appeared with King on Blitzer’s show, was also still punching today: “What I see happening now is people coming out and calling them out for the hypocrisy of these big, tough conservatives who...
  • Rep. Peter King: Cruz's Defunding Strategy a 'Fraud'

    09/19/2013 9:11:29 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has recently compared conservative efforts to defund Obamacare to kamikaze pilots and Gen. George Custer. Thursday, he called the effort "fraud." "There's a wing within our party led by people like (Sen.) Ted Cruz, who have been really, as far as I'm concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people" by saying the strategy will work, King said Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room." Cruz, R-Texas, has been leading the defund effort along with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. More moderate members of the GOP say the effort will only hurt the...
  • Poland Seizes Retirement Accounts .. To Borrow More (Tempting Fruit For US Politicians)

    09/07/2013 8:37:01 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 21 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    In a news story that should terrify Americans, Poland reduces public debt through pension funds overhaul (reform). On Wednesday, Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said private funds within the state-guaranteed system would have their bond holdings transferred to a state pension vehicle, but keep their equity holdings. The funds would effectively be left with only the equities portions of their assets, even this would be depleted, and there will be uncertainty about the number of new savers joining. By shifting some assets from the private funds into ZUS, the government can book those assets on the state balance sheet to...
  • Financial QUESTION: Obama and Democrats Trying To SEIZE Retirement Accounts (IRAs, 401Ks) ?

    Financial QUESTION: Obama and Democrats Trying To SEIZE Retirement Accounts (IRAs, 401Ks) ? Aug 9, 2013 I want to know what other Free Republic Members know about this H.R. 2035: Automatic IRA Act of 2013 I got an e-mail stating: "Obama & BIG Government Are Planning To Seize Retirement Accounts!" President Obama’s FY2014 Budget Plan brings us one Large step closer to De-Privatizing IRA’s & 401k’s. Much like Obamacare, Obama’s “Automatic IRA” will force employers with 10 employees or more, to “automatically” enroll their workers in the new Government run accounts. Obama’s Automatic IRA will be managed by the Social...
  • Rep. Peter King: Would Run to Save the GOP (u kidding?)

    07/19/2013 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 12:31 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Peter King of New York—who told Newsmax this week he may seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016—says the major reason he would run is to save the troubled Republican Party. And the New York congressman took a shot Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and other Republican lawmakers for their “isolationist policies.” “It bothers me when the leading Republicans out there—someone like Rand Paul seems more concerned about an American being killed in Starbucks by a CIA drone than he is about Islamic terrorism,” King told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” … He added Paul and...