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Michael Calderone

News Outlets Investigated Menendez Claims -- And Passed | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– Two veteran New Jersey political reporters were approached by operatives with prostitution allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N...

Chuck Schumer, Border Fences and Immigration Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.

Senator Bob Menendez Hopes For Same Media Diligence With Investigation of Accusers

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) responded on Tuesday to the media's handling of prostitution allegations made against him, criticizing "nameless, faceless,...

Michael Calderone

Hookers, Hamas And Hagel: Conservative Media Struggles For Credibility | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.22.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON –- On Thursday evening atop the capital city's posh W hotel, National Review editor Rich Lowry toasted Robert Costa on becoming the magaz...

Menendez Looks Forward To End To 'Smears'

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez, who has maintained all along that he never paid prostitutes for sex, said he is looking forward to whatever eviden...

Escort Says She Was Paid To Make Up Claims About Menendez

The Washington Post | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

An escort who appeared on a video claiming Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican Republic police that she was instead paid...

Menendez Bill Benefitted Big Donor He Used For Jet Trips

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest polit...

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Crisis Management Clichés Meet Hard Facts in Robert Menendez Case

Steven Schlein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Steven Schlein

Menendez is facing ethical, political and potential legal issues that will not go away because he holds a news conference. What particular thing should he get ahead of? What particular thing should he apologize for?

Embattled Senator Uses MLK's Words As Ethics Defense

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley and Preston Maddock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) this week summoned the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to defend himself against ethics questions involving his friendsh...

Jesse Jackson Jr.: Can't Buy a Break

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He spent how much money?! He spent it on what?! ...

Poll: Booker Would Trounce Fox News Host In Election

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Cory Booker would defeat Geraldo Rivera by 36 points in a hypothetical 2014 U.S. Senate matchup, according to a New Jersey Senate poll released Thursd...

Menendez Case Highlights Need for Medicare Reform

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Congress hasn't acted on obvious reforms thanks to the lobbying of the drug industry. This is tragic and costly to our nation. What would be even worse is if a senator blocked investigations of fraud in the use of expensive drugs.

WATCH: Democracy for Dollars

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The House of Representatives, where Congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "The People's House." But money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms.

Menendez Emails Reportedly Show Intervention On Behalf Of Donor

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Emails between Sen. Robert Menendez's office and the Homeland Security Department describe efforts by his staff in January to thwar...

NYT: Menendez Discouraged Giving Port Security Equipment To Dominicans

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, cit...

Menendez Admits Helping Out Donor With Big Problem

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Menendez acknowledged Thursday that his office contacted U.S. health agencies in a way that would help the biggest poli...

Menendez Intervened In Top Donor's Medicare Dispute

The Washington Post | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez raised concerns with top federal health-care officials twice in recent years about their finding that a Florida eye doctor — a ...

Immigration Proposals: Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 04.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

In the defeat of the GOP candidate by a three to one margin, Hispanic voters sent a clear message to our leaders: No party can take the White House or the governor's mansion or the fancy wooden and leather seats in legislatures without the support of the people who clean them.

Dem Denounces Prostitution Allegation 'Smears'

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After ducking comment for days, Sen. Robert Menendez is forcefully denying allegations he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Repu...

Woman Implicated In Scandal Says She Never Met Sen. Menendez

Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

A woman implicated in prostitution allegations involving Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is denying ever meeting the U.S. senator, according to a Univis...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid Is Confident Troubled Dem 'Did Nothing Wrong' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Sunday that he stands behind Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who is facing allegations th...

Menendez Investigation Is Not His First

AP | DAVID PORTER and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

UNION CITY, N.J. — To his critics, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is the bad guy who always wiggles away. To defenders, he's a respected figure perse...

WATCH: Bob Menendez Discusses Senate Immigration Proposal

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) joins HuffPost Live to talk about the bipartisan Senate immigration deal that was announced today....