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Robert Menendez

Who Became A Medicare Millionaire?

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and SERDAR TUMGOREN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping nu...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

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...

Luke Johnson

Ukraine's New Leader Meets Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ukraine's new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, capping off a whirlwind day in Washington Wednesday at the State Department, the White ...

Senate Unveils Bill With Tough Sanctions On Russia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure Presi...

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 ...

Argentina Isn't Happy With Marco Rubio

AP | Posted 02.08.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top Argentine officials are rejecting comments by U.S. senators who grilled President Barack Obama's nominee for amba...

The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one.

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...

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 Super Bowl Is In New Jersey, NOT New York

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Super Bowl will find plenty of activities, parties and attractio...

Menendez Under FBI Investigation For Ties To Fugitive Businessmen: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for his dealings with two Florida businessmen who are fugitives from ...

Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill. The bill, backed by Sen. ...

Luke Johnson

How The House Republicans Could Accidentally Save Iran Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may have caught a break on Iran. The administration has been locked in a battle with a group of Senate Democrats who...

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 ...

Luke Johnson

Iran Sanctions Bill Sponsor Warns Of Munich As Senate Democrats Try To Help Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several top Senate Democrats who support an Iran sanctions bill sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said ...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Repeats Threat To Veto New Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- A long-awaited preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran will take effect in one week, on Jan. 20, the White House announced Sunday. The an...

The Other Bully From New Jersey

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Ryan Costello

Robert Menendez has partnered with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to push an Iran sanctions bill over the strong objections of the White House, our nation's diplomats, many of his own colleagues and the intelligence community. If passed, the Menendez-Kirk bill would violate the interim nuclear deal with Iran and cripple prospects to resolve the nuclear impasse peacefully.

Does Tea Party Hero Mike Lee Really Want a War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some Republicans, like John McCain, never met a war they didn't like. But Senator Mike Lee is not one of those Republicans.

Make the 1 Percent Pay for the Iran War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Now we know that it's actually not so hard to get Washington to do the right thing if the choices are framed correctly. Having learned this lesson, let us apply it to the question of future wars, and to the proposed Iran war in particular.

Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What if we could make examples of some blue state Democrats who are vulnerable to pressure from the pro-war forces - not punishment examples, but deterrence examples?

War with Iran? Sherrod Brown Is the Firewall

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Buckeyes, you know what to do. Sherrod Brown is the firewall to prevent war with Iran.

Tossing Around the Charge of Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Clearly, we must remain vigilant against the threat of anti-Semitism. But the constant use of the accusation against anyone that we feel is insufficiently pro-Israel (including members of our own community) or against anyone we disagree with is foolish and damaging.