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In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

File photo of increased security following the Boston Marathon bombings. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker: Bombings Succeeded Because System Failed

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says it’s still unclear whether the Boston bombings were foreign-directed, but he says they were clearly, quote, “foreign-inspired.”

05/09/2013

File photo of former Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lieberman: Boston Bombings Could Have Been Stopped

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman says failures by national security agencies tainted investigations into the Boston bombing plotters — and says the scheme could have been discovered beforehand.

05/09/2013

Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., participates in a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republican King Defends Head Of Secret Service

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is defending the head of the Secret Service in the Colombian incident involving agents and prostitutes.

04/17/2012