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Robert Menendez

Super PAC Contributions Can Be Considered Bribes: Judge

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A district court judge on Monday dismissed four corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and his donor Salomon Melgen, ...

The Fox, the Henhouse, and Verifying Iran's Compliance

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Having relinquished and ultimately collapsed on most key negotiating positions in order to placate Iran and bring home a final nuclear deal from Vienna, the White House PR machine is in overdrive.

Senators Introduce CECIL Act After Outcry Over Killed African Lion

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

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Sen. Menendez Accuses Justice Department Of Misconduct Over Corruption Charge

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Senators Press Kerry On Slavery About-Face

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

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Zach Carter

Key Democrat Decries 'Political Interference' In Human Rights Report | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Friday that he would consider calling for an inspector general to investigate if the State Department...

Zach Carter

Obama To Upgrade Malaysia On Human Rights Despite Mass Graves | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will remove Malaysia from its official list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, according to Reut...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Agenda Rewards U.S. Companies That Profit From Slavery | Zach Carter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's effort to include Malaysia in a major pending trade pact has baffled human rights advocates, who see it as a re...

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The President does not want an anti-slavery provision in what he calls the "most progressive trade deal of all time" because it would keep a country noted for its egregious slave trade out of the treaty? I have to admit this bothers me just a little. Okay, a massive amount.

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

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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.