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Bob Menéndez

Democratic Senator: No Arms To Iraq Unless Congress Gets Info

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Ir...

Senators Graham And Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.

Bob Menendez Seeks Probe Of Alleged Cuban Plot To Smear Him

Washington Post | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elabora...

Elise Foley

Democrat Unveils Plan For Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a 20-point plan on Thursday for beginning to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing t...

Senate Logjam Complicates U.S. Efforts In Iraq

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate logjam over confirming ambassadors risks hampering U.S. efforts to contain an expanding Islamist urgency in Iraq, with se...

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

Senator Hits Chamber Of Commerce For Cuba Trip

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman has told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he believes its trip to Cuba is a bad i...

Congress, White House Spar Over Possible Sanctions Against Venezuela

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pushed on Thursday for sanctions on Venezuelans linked to human righ...

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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...