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Robert Menendez

Beachside Homes, Private Jets, Rolex Watches, All the Perks of Being a Corrupt Politician

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

There is massive outrage bubbling up in every corner of this country from both conservatives and liberals about how politicians serve big money over We the People.

Janie Velencia

New Poll Finds New Jersey Wants Indicted Senator To Step Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

A majority of New Jersey voters say that they want Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. Fifty-...

Embattled Bob Menendez Donor Indicted On Medicare Fraud

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

By David Adams MIAMI, April 14 (Reuters) - Florida doctor Salomon Melgen, who has been charged with corruption along with New Jersey Democratic Sen...

Hillary's Better on Iran Diplomacy Than Key Senate Democrats -- and Rand Paul

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As we move towards 2016, Rand Paul is becoming just another pro-war Republican on national security issues, while Hillary is now playing a key role on the Democratic pro-diplomacy team.

Raul Yzaguirre's Record is Unimpeachable

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Those of us in the Latino community stand on the shoulders of Raul, not only because of his extraordinary record of service and incomparable vision, but also because of his integrity. He deserves better. Much better.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New Jersey Wants Indicted Senator To Remain In Office, For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

New Jerseyans wants Sen. Menendez to stay in office unless he is proven guilty. Republicans have doubts about Ted Cruz' electability. And they split e...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Earning His Nobel

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.

The Role of Super PACs in Menendez Corruption Charges

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Menendez indictment shows that by opening the door for Super PACs, the Roberts Court destroyed candidate contribution limits as a practical matter and has left us with the inherently corrupt system an earlier and far wiser Supreme Court warned the nation about.

Menendez Has Already Racked Up Massive Legal Bills

Center for Public Integrity | Carrie Levine | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. When ne...

Senator Robert Menendez's Unparalleled Record of Service to the Latino Community

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

We are saddened to learn the news today about Senator Robert Menendez. Under the American justice system, those accused are presumed innocent until proven otherwise, and Hispanic Americans have every reason to give the senator the benefit of the doubt.

Ryan J. Reilly

Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Public Corruption Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday was indicted on public corruption charges for allegedly accepting donations and pricey gifts ...

Robert Menendez Charges Could Come Wednesday

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been advised by f...

Menendez Downfall Could Be Diplomacy's Windfall

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Menendez's indictment would be unfortunate for his family, his career, and his reputation, but it could bode well for world peace. While Menendez is progressive on issues such as immigration reform and gay rights, he is a hawk on two key foreign policy issues: Iran and Cuba.

Congress Lays Tripwires for Iran Nuclear Accord

Ryan Costello | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Legislators supportive of a negotiated solution to the Iran nuclear crisis should recognize the Corker bill for what it is: a dangerously written measure that injects new demands into the negotiations and risks laying the foundation to kill a historic agreement. There are three major tripwires that the bill would impose on a deal.

Opposing Two States, Netanyahu Unmasks GOP-Likud Agenda of Fake Diplomacy

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Perhaps it's natural for Netanyahu and the Cotton 47 to think: Netanyahu has gotten away with fake diplomacy with the Palestinians, why can't the U.S. do fake diplomacy with Iran?

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton Doesn't Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An open letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leadership, released Monday, ended up sparking scorn about its ultimate value and flak...

Politico: Reid Will Face Pressure to Remove Menendez From Leadership if Menendez Is Indicted

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Politico reports that Senate Democrats don't have a rule like Senate Republicans do, but that nonetheless Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will face pressure to remove New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez from the Democratic leadership in the Senate if Menendez is indicted,

Menendez Should Withdraw From Leadership If He Faces Charges

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Senator Menendez, like every other American, is entitled to a presumption of innocence when facing criminal prosecution. But continuing to serve in the democratic leadership in the Senate while he remains under a cloud of suspicion is a different matter.

Menendez: 'I Am Not Going Anywhere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended himself Friday against allegations of corruption, insisting that he has no plans to leave office. Addressin...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Offers New Iran Bill As Democrats Flee GOP Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an increasingly partisan battle over Iran sanctions on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered her own legis...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Rebel Against Mitch McConnell Over Iran Nuclear Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) infuriated Democrats on Tuesday by announcing he would bypass regular order and expedite ...

Profiles in Courage: 38 Dems Publicly Break With Netanyahu's War Polemic

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House Democrats did something about it.

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the newly minted Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Bob Corker, settles in, dealing with congressional tensions over Iran is h...