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Bob Menendez

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civi...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Eyes Swift But Cautious Aid For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appeared set Monday to move swiftly -- if cautiously -- to craft legislation aimed at the Ukraine crisis that could include $1 ...

Senate Committee Consulting On Sanctions Against Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are preparing legislation to provide support to Ukraine and consulting with the Obama administration ...

Now Even AIPAC Says It's Not The Right Time To Advance Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee changed course on Thursday, coming out against an immediate Senate vote on new Iran sanctions, ...

Docs Reveal New Details On Menendez Investigations

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez's political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Depar...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

Senate Acts On Bill To Delay Flood Insurance Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation that would delay flood insurance premium hikes for hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal and lo...

The Folly of New Iran Sanctions

David W. Kearn | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Taking their respective rationales at face value, the Democratic members of the Senate supporting the sanctions legislation may have good intentions to provide a stronger 'bad cop' to Secretary Kerry's 'good cop' in Geneva. But this is short-sighted.

Obama Officials Warn Jewish Groups Against 'Dangerous' New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Top Obama administration officials spoke in a conference call Wednesday with leaders of American Jewish groups to warn against new Iran sanctions, the...

Dems Signal Willingness To Wait On Key Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the Obama administration, Senate Democrats who favor a new batch of sanctions on Iran signaled a willingness t...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

Menendez Calls For Accountability In Target Breach

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez wants the federal government to hold companies accountable when their customers' financial information...

Ryan Grim

10 Democratic Committee Chairs Warn Menendez's Iran Sanction Bill Could Blow Up Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a remarkable rebuke to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), 10 other Senate committee chairs are circul...

26 Senators Defy Obama

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a quarter of the Senate is defying President Barack Obama by promoting legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran. ...

Joshua Hersh

Democratic Senators Buck White House, Threaten To Blow Up Iran Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are threatening to push the United States toward war with Iran, circulating and plann...

Dem Leaders Warn Iran Sanctions May Derail Nuke Talks

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) warned members of Congress Wednesday that new sanctions against Iran could derail nuclear nego...

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Dem Senator Proposes To Girlfriend In Capitol Rotunda

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) proposed to his girlfriend in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Politico's Mike Allen reported Tuesday. The lawmaker, ...

This Is Where Sen. Bob Menendez's Probe Stands Nearly A Year Later

VOXXI | Juliana Barrera | Posted 12.08.2013 | Latino Voices

A federal grand jury in Miami has filed no charges against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his friend and major campaign donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, accordi...

Senate Leaders Urge China To Back Off

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committe...

Delay Iran Sanctions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House doesn't want the Senate to pass any sanctions at all, and the hardliners in the Senate who aren't fans of the interim deal want to impose new sanctions immediately. Passing delayed sanctions may satisfy both sides enough to be workable, though.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate 'Dark Money' To Get Free Pass As SEC Drops Disclosure Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission unceremoniously dropped a proposal to require corporations to disclose contributions to political...

Senator: 2014 Dems In 'Great Position' With Obamacare

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Despite the troubled rollout of Obamacare, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he believes the health care law will be an advantage rather tha...