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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.

Luke Johnson

Obama: 'No Need' For Iran Sanctions | 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...

Ryan Grim

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

Joshua Hersh

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

Senate Bill Would Allow US To Resume Egypt Aid

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the United States to resume its full $1.6 billion aid relationship with ...

Did Pro-Diplomacy Backlash Stop Steny Hoyer From Nixing Obama's Deal to Prevent War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This all matters because there's a good deal of cynicism outside the Beltway regarding the utility of engagement with Congress now in favor of diplomacy with Iran.

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, ...

Dem Senator Accuses White House Of 'Fear-Mongering' Tactics

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee accused the White House on Wednesday of using ...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

Reid Pledges To Move Ahead With Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he was committed to moving...

Senate Approves Extension Of Program To Combat AIDS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide. By voic...

Paul Blumenthal

Elizabeth Warren Declares 'No Excuse' For These Corporate Secrets | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to finally ...

Senators Seek To Cut Iran's Oil Sales In Half, Again

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Fresh U.S. sanctions over Iran's disputed nuclear program being debated behind close...

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

DHS Must Better Track Excessive Force, Report Finds

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

McALLEN, Texas — A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: 'I Was Insulted' By Putin's Op-ed | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) didn't appreciate the advice offered in a New York Times op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. ...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Voice Skepticism Over Syria Strike Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's push to strike Syria ran into a skeptical Congress Tuesday, but the chairman of the Senate Committee on Forei...

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Lawmakers Urge Measured Response To Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics


Menendez: Snowden Asylum Would Be 'A Step Against The United States'

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Sunday that any country offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden would be acting against the United States...