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Dems Back Off Iran Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2014 | Training

WASHINGTON -- A controversial Iran sanctions bill is losing steam in the Senate, where at least three of its own Democratic cosponsors are warning tha...

Luke Johnson

Dems Back Off Iran Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial Iran sanctions bill is losing steam in the Senate, where at least three of its own Democratic cosponsors are warning tha...

Luke Johnson

Obama: 'No Need' For Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday rebuked a congressional effort to develop new sanctions for Iran as part of negotiations over the count...

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.

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,...

Media Outlets Feud Over Menendez Allegations

Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

The Daily Caller and The Washington Post are trading charges over allegations that Senator Robert Menendez patronized prostitutes in the Dominican Rep...

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...

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...

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 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...

Dem Senator Helped Donor's Business Abroad

Miami Herald | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Menendez used his influence to advocate for a Dominican Republic business deal that helped a longtime friend and donor whose South Florida of...

Dem Senator Issues Strong Denial About Prostitute Allegations

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Menendez's office said Wednesday night that he reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor $58,500 for the full cost...

Dysfunctional Congress Threatens Iran Talks

David Elliott | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
David Elliott

While Congress fights over tax policy and the budget, it should take a moment to fix its sanctions legislation and return the power to make peace back to the president.

Christie Ally Makes Big Political Announcement

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Sen. Joseph Kyrillos announced Thursday he intends to seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate to run against D...

Sen. Bob Menendez Likens GOP Talk On Bush Tax Cuts To 'Terrorist' Negotiations (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) vented some of his frustration over the GOP's insistence on extending the Bush tax cuts in their entirety on Friday, saying...

Top Dem Blasts Sharron Angle For 'Racist' And 'Despicable' Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the DSCC, piled on the recent criticism of Sharron Angle's Latino-based attacks ads, calling her latest spot "...

For Latino and Immigrant Voters, It's Not Too Late

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Like a lot of Latinos and pro-immigrant voters, I am disappointed this year. But not voting in November does not keep the pressure on the Democrats; it only helps Republicans.

Weekly Diaspora: Will Immigration Reform Bills Bring Voters to the Polls?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act's recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) an...

Lucia Graves

Liability Cap Fight May Sink Senate Spill Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Top Senators argued Wednesday over whether oil firms should have to pay for all spill-related damages, and whether that requirement should be applied ...

We Need to Get Immigration Reform Passed This Year

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The Democrats need to make it crystal clear where we stand on comprehensive immigration reform. We should clearly articulate our approach, and make it unmistakable that we are serious.

Senate Fight for Transportation Equity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Eight powerful senators struck a blow for the millions of Americans who depend on public transportation, introducing the Public Transportation Preservation Act.

NJ Supreme Court Hears Tea Party Case For Recall Of Senator Menendez

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether voters have the right to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. A tea party gr...

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Hits Louisiana--But How Far Away is the Next Disaster?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Oil has hit shore in Louisiana, and despite BP's best efforts to keep the media away, reporters can now touc...

The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever?

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever The Beginning of Solar, Wind and Alternative Energy Viability Senators Bill Nelson, Menendez and La...