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  • Menendez Tries to Blame Castro For Ethics Woes

    07/09/2014 11:53:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is claiming that Cuban intelligence operatives may have planted reports that he patronized underage prostitutes. According to a Washington Post story on Monday by Carol Leonnig and Manuel Roig-Franzia: The alleged Cuba connection was laid out in an intelligence report provided last year to U.S. government officials and sent by secure cable to the FBI's counterintelligence division, according to the former official and a second person with close ties to Menendez who had been briefed on the matter. The Post apparently did not have a copy of the "report," nor could it verify its existence. To...
  • Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him (Menendez)

    07/08/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/8/2014 | Bill Chappell
    Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into. In April, an attorney for Menendez, a Democrat who's been a harsh critic of the regime that runs the country his family fled in the 1950s, sent a letter asking for an inquiry into the origins of the smear campaign, according to . Allegations that Menendez had patronized prostitutes cropped up in the fall of 2012, shortly before the November vote. When his office denied the charges, it said the story was...
  • NewsReal - The News NOT Reported...

    06/23/2014 10:22:01 AM PDT · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/23/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. First Lady Michelle Obama said this past week that even with an Ivy League education, she struggled to cope with the nutrition needs of her family. Her key point, parents, is that while an Ivy League education qualifies one to tell everyone else how to live, it just can’t fix stupid. The First Lady also said that amnesty is the President’s “top priority” which means that he will focus like a “laser beam” on the issue and thankfully, like everything else he focuses on, nothing will happen. The Obamas have said that they want their...
  • Sessions: Senate Democrats’ Agenda Should Be Renamed: ‘Fair Shot For Everyone But American Workers’

    04/30/2014 5:48:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | NRO Staff
    A statement on immigration from Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee: Senate Democrats’ hypocrisy on the minimum wage is breathtaking. They talk about fighting for workers, yet they colluded with some of the world’s most powerful financial interest groups to pass an immigration bill that would reduce Americans’ wages and surge their unemployment. They’ve named their campaign ‘a fair shot for everyone’ but a more accurate name would be ‘a fair shot for everyone but American workers.’
  • Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF

    03/22/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 March 2014 | William F. Jasper
    Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF 22 March 2014 here already are enough controversial issues involved in the Ukraine-Russia crisis that make any U.S. involvement in the matter questionable at best. And, as we have reported, multiple polls consistently have shown that Americans do not support further U.S. entanglement in the imbroglio. But the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation that not only supports the $1 billion aid package to Ukraine pledged by President Obama, but also hijacks the Ukraine crisis to sneak in “reforms” to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) backed by...
  • TOP CONGRESSIONAL SEX SCANDALS: the sex-filled adventures of Sen Bob (Third World lube-a-rama)

    02/20/2014 4:58:37 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES CITED | 2/20/14
    Ahhhhh—---The Third World's fluid corrupt minds are a wonderment. Read on. THE MIAMI HERALD REPORTS—--alleged kiddie-prostitute, Nexis de los Santos Santana, and her Dominican lawyer, Miguel Galván, entered sworn statements in a Dominican Republic court, claiming they were duped as part of an elaborate plan hatched by another Dominican lawyer under the guise of a divorce case involving Menendez donor Dr Salomon Melgen. “I never went to bed with [Menendez or Melgen]. I don’t know them,” de los Santos, 23, said in the testimony. (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down) CONCLUSION Prostie claims she was gonna get paid to...
  • Sen. Robert Menendez Reimburses Campaign Donor for $11K Jet Trip

    02/01/2014 6:32:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 1//31/14 | Jonathan Dienst |
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has disclosed that his campaign recently recently paid back $11,200 for a free private jet trip he took three years ago from a Florida campaign donor. This latest payment comes after the senator paid back $58,000 out of his personal account for two other private jet trips he took to the Dominican Republic with that same donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. The senator’s office also announced Friday it was opening a legal defense fund to try to cover the cost of mounting legal bills. Menendez is facing more than $400,000 in legal defense bills so far, his...
  • U.S. Senator Helped Ecuadoran Fugitives Convicted of Stealing Millions (Menendez)

    01/24/2014 2:32:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 24, 2014
    Recently embroiled in an underage prostitute scandal and a number of corruption schemes, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez—is again under federal investigation for helping a pair of South American fugitives whose relatives donated big bucks to the senator. It’s like a never-ending saga of political corruption and cronyism. In the last year alone, Menendez has been implicated in a number of serious crimes—including reported escapades with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic—that have simply fizzled away and left him virtually unscathed. We’ll get into those later, but first let’s delve into the Menendez...
  • NJ senator under investigation for aiding embezzling brothers (ethnic solidarity's ugliness)

    01/24/2014 6:24:15 AM PST · by Liz · 12 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/23/14 | Joe Tacopino
    US Sen Robert Menendez (Dim-NJ) is under DOJ investigation for his connections to Ecuadorian bankers who allegedly stole millions, and, as fugitives, absconded to the US, now living comfortably in Coral Gables, Fla. The US has refused to extradite the bankers to Ecuador. The brothers' role in the collapse of Ecuador's Filanbanco cost the country’s taxpayers millions. Menendez is under DOJ federal criminal investigation for efforts he made using his office to intervene to help William and Roberto Isaias stay in Florida after they were sentenced in absentia for according to NBC news....Menendez acted improperly by intervening with Homeland Security...
  • Exclusive: Federal Probe into New Jersey Sen. Menendez Is Widening

    01/23/2014 6:14:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst
    Video at link. The federal criminal investigation into New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is broader than previously known, NBC 4 New York has learned. The Department of Justice is investigating Menendez's efforts on behalf of two fugitive bankers from Ecuador, multiple current and former U.S, officials tell NBC 4 New York. The probe into Menendez’s dealing with the bankers comes as federal authorities are also investigating his relationship to a big campaign donor from Florida. The criminal investigation is focusing in part on the senator’s ties to William and Roberto Isaias and whether the senator crossed a line in trying...
  • Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

    12/10/2013 12:43:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Lawmakers in the United States continue to show determination in passing new sanctions on Iran, despite the nuclear deal that was reached with it several weeks ago. Reuters reported on Monday that two senators are preparing legislation to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic in six months if the interim deal on its nuclear program goes nowhere. The Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, and Republican Senator Mark Kirk are close to agreeing on legislation that would target Iran's remaining oil exports, foreign exchange reserves and strategic industries, their aides said on Monday, according to...
  • Menendez: O-Care will help Dems in 2014 (Hussencare 21.2 cures 'greatest evils' of old system)

    12/01/2013 10:48:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/13 | Kate Tummarello
    Obamacare will help, not hurt, Democratic senators in the 2014 elections, despite the website’s troubled rollout, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said during Sunday’s episode of “Face the Nation” on CBS. “I think that senators are going to be in a great position” to highlight the benefits of Obamacare, he said. Senators running for reelection can point to the fact that President Obama’s healthcare plan helps to “eliminate some of the greatest evils” of the country’s previous healthcare system, he said. The fact that so many people are trying to access the healthcare shopping website shows that the “underlying product …...
  • FBI searches offices of Menendez donor in Florida

    10/23/2013 4:46:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 23, 2013
    FBI agents have conducted another search of the offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a major campaign fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
  • Menendez says Putin op-ed made him want "to vomit" (Video)

    09/12/2013 11:50:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said a New York Times op-ed on Syria penned by Russian President Vladimir Putin made him want "to vomit" — echoing a sentiment being widely expressed Thursday on Capitol Hill.
  • Has Pentagon chief reversed his position on striking Syria?

    09/04/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/04/2013 | Anna Mulrine
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the top Pentagon officer repeatedly warned against the costs and potential entanglements of military involvement in Syria. Now he's testifying on behalf of the White House. The nation's top military officer warned repeatedly in recent months that getting US military involved with Syria is a dangerous proposition... Did he change his mind or is he just doing the White House's bidding? In the past, he has made it clear that US military intervention could tip the balance of power in favor of Islamist rebels who don't necessarily have the interests of the United States at heart...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • NJ state of affairs Menendez wooed married gal: source

    06/23/2013 12:39:52 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 6/23/2013 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    Sen. Robert Menendez wooed a married newspaper publisher, taking the attractive brunette on a romantic getaway to the Caribbean, a tipster alleges. The New Jersey Dem and Cecilia Reynolds jetted to Puerto Rico, where they stayed at the isolated beach retreat of the island’s then-governor, Anibal Acevedo Vila. In a photo provided by the anonymous informant, Reynolds is sitting naked on a beach and suggestively smiling at the camera. In another set of pictures, they take turns posing against the same sunset backdrop. The happy couple, dressed in shorts, also appeared to tour a national park and pose for a...
  • New scandal surrounding New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, sources tell DRUDGE.. Developingfrom NY POST

    06/22/2013 6:45:56 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 107 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | June 22, 2013 | Drudge
    New scandal surrounding New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, sources tell DRUDGE.. Developing late from NY POST...
  • Menendez, Boehner Clash Over Hastert Rule for Immigration Reform

    06/19/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2013 | Bill Straub
    Boehner: "I have no intention of putting a bill on the floor that will violate the principles of our majority and divide our conference."WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez expressed displeasure Tuesday over House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to withhold consideration of any immigration reform measure that doesn’t have the support of the majority of the Republican caucus. Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of upper-chamber lawmakers who have pieced together a delicate immigration compromise, questioned Boehner’s seriousness about addressing the issue “if he is willing to put tea party politics ahead of the will...
  • Senators pledge 'full support' for 'decisive' military action in Syria

    06/18/2013 5:49:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    Senators from both parties on Tuesday urged President Obama to immediately send weapons to the Syrian opposition and take out President Bashar Assad's air forces. Syria is at a “critical juncture” and the United States must do what it can to reverse Assad's recent gains on the ground, the chairmen of the Foreign Relations and Armed Forces panels, Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.), wrote in a letter to Obama along with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The senators pledged their “full support” if Obama takes “decisive military actions in Syria.” The lawmakers called on the president to send...
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Obama runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report

    06/16/2013 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ‘This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,’” a senior Obama official told author Ryan Lizza for the pending article. White House officials also believe the emerging bill will be a huge success for President Barack Obama.
  • Blocking Immigration Reform Would Be GOP Death Spiral, So Says Lindsey Graham

    06/17/2013 4:48:33 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 60 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/17/13 | LD Jackson
    I'll be the first to admit I have not followed the current attempt to pass immigration reform as closely as I should. I have focused on other issues and between that and me having a real life, immigration reform has been on the back burner for me. Not that it isn't important, but other things have taken precedent. That doesn't mean I am not aware that the powers that be in both parties are trying to force a bad bill down our throats. I almost feel sorry for Marco Rubio. I am certain he started off with good intentions. He...
  • Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says

    06/17/2013 4:19:24 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 06/17/2016 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday told conservatives who are trying to block the measure that they will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., went a step further and predicted "there'll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party" if immigration...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Latest Liberal Talking Point: You're Obamaphobic

    06/14/2013 11:10:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Liberals just can't help themselves. They'll do anything to protect the White House. With the latest scandalpalooza in Washington D.C., Obama's most loyal supporters are struggling to defend the President's agenda. So what are they doing instead? Calling opponents of that agenda "Obamaphobic." First it was New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, who called Texas Senator Ted Cruz "Obamaphobic" for opposing Amnesty. “Well, I think he has Obamaphobia,” Menendez said of Cruz on MSNBC. “The reality is that it is the Gang of Eight that came together — four Democrats, four Republicans — and said that we need a path to...
  • Hill investigating State Department report (Menendez in charge of underage hookers probe)

    06/11/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/13 | TAL KOPAN and BURGESS EVERETT
    Both chambers of Congress are now looking into claims that the State Department covered up allegations of misconduct. Reports that indicated the State Department dropped or influenced investigations into State employees’ alleged involvement in sexual assaults and engaging with prostitutes “are very serious and require a dispassionate investigation of the facts,” said Adam Sharon, a spokesman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).
  • Menendez – Looks like we don’t have the votes for that immigration bill after all

    05/25/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7:01 pm on May 25, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    That Gang of 8 thing may not have been such a shoe-in after all. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has come back to report that, despite having sailed through the Judiciary Committee and garnering the support of at least four Republicans, they may still be coming up short.. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez said in an interview with Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two U.S. Senators saying that they want comprehensive immigration reform, that they...
  • Menendez: Immigration bill doesn’t have enough votes to pass Senate (Gang of Eight mega-flop)

    05/25/2013 4:24:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 3 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 5/24/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (Dem-NJ) said Friday that the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill doesn’t have enough votes to pass the Senate. The bill won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-5 vote, but Menendez said it lacks the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate — despite the bill's four Republican co-sponsors. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez said in an interview with the latino channel--Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two U.S....
  • Menendez: Immigration Bill Doesn't Have Votes in Senate

    05/25/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/13 | Ben Shapiro
    According to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the so-called Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill does not have enough votes at this point to pass the Senate. Even though the bill has exited the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 13-5 vote, Menendez says that it will not receive 60 votes thanks to Republican opposition. “We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez told Univision. “We need to add more votes on the floor. That means that the community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two US Senators saying that they want comprehensive immigration...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 May 2013

    05/19/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 19th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...
  • Sources: Menendez holding up vote on resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher

    04/15/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is holding up a vote in the U.S. Senate on a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom who died last week after suffering a stroke, multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. While the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Thatcher last week, Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, objects to some of the language proposed by Republicans in the Senate’s version, sources said. A copy of the proposed resolution, which would be offered by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, honors “the life, legacy, and example...
  • 'Gang of Eight' to Oppose Any Amendments to Their 1,500-Page Amnesty Bill

    04/08/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 49 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-09-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Gang of Seven plus their mascot Marco Rubio, yucking it up as they announce their amnesty plan in January. - by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Just when you thought the Senate push for amnesty couldn't get any more shameful...it sets a fresh low All the members of the “Gang of Eight” pushing so-called 'immigration reform' in the U.S. Senate will band together to block any efforts by other senators to offer amendments to their legislation once it is introduced, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. In addition, the Post's David Nakamura reported that the...
  • Senate Democrats Vote To Provide Obamacare To Illegal Aliens Under Immigration Plan

    03/24/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2013 | John Hill
    Come on in...it's all free, courtesy of the American taxpayer!- by John HillStand With ArizonaJoe Wilson is right....again.Remember Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and his outburst at Obama's 2010 State of the Union address? Here's a refresher: Obama said his healthcare plan would not cover illegal aliens - twice. Wilson shouted "You lie!" to the outrage of many, and for which he was later censured by Pelosi & Co. Democrats said it was ridiculous to suggest that illegal aliens would EVER be able to receive Obama Care benefits. Wilson was right, of course, as SWA pointed out and way back in...
  • Poll: Should Sen. Menendez resign as chair of Foreign Relations committee?

    03/18/2013 5:47:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    News that a federal grand jury in Miami is now investigating U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez prompted The Star Ledger's editorial board yesterday to call for Menendez to step down, at least temporarily, as chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations. In calling for Menendez's to resign, The Ledger acknowledged that the senator has not been charged with any crimes and could be "entirely innocent" of any shadiness in his dealings with a Florida eye doctor.
  • Grand jury investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), people familiar with probe say

    03/14/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten
    A federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), examining his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, according to three people aware of the probe. Menendez has intervened in matters affecting the financial interests of Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, seeking to apply pressure on the Dominican government to honor a contract with Melgen’s port security company, documents and interviews show. Also, Menendez’s office has acknowledged he interceded with federal health-care officials after they said that Melgen had overbilled the U.S. government for care at his clinic.
  • Senator Menendez likes his hookers young and new to the trade

    03/06/2013 11:54:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | George Spelvin
    “That senator likes the youngest and newest girls,” said a young Dominican Republic hooker as she described in detail what allegedly went on at sex parties involving Miami ophthalmologist and high-dollar campaign donor Salmon Melgen and New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Of course Menendez is denying everything, something not difficult to do with the majority of the mainstream media covering up for the liberal democrat. When she heard the code word “chocolate,” a young sex worker said she and other females knew they were being summoned to various homes. She even preserved the phone number from which the “chocolate” summons...
  • Washington Post quietly makes major change to Menendez story, removes attack on TheDC’s reporting

    03/05/2013 10:45:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Without informing readers in the story or elsewhere, on Monday night The Washington Post deleted its explicit claim that the Dominican prostitute who recanted her allegation against Sen. Robert Menendez had appeared in a video posted to The Daily Caller. In a story by investigative reporter Carol Leonnig, the Post initially reported at 4:47 p.m. that “the women’s videotaped claims, with their faces obscured, were played on the conservative Web site The Daily Caller. The news site reported that ‘the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic.’”
  • Statement from The Daily Caller (Menendez)

    03/05/2013 6:46:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Statement from The Daily Caller: The Washington Post falsely reported a story yesterday claiming our source had recanted her statement, without contacting The Daily Caller for comment before posting.
  • Woman changes story, denies being paid for sex with Sen. Robert Menendez

    03/05/2013 6:47:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/5/2013 | Manuel Jimenez, Kevin Gray and Edith Honan
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A Dominican woman who previously stated in a video that she was paid to have sex with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey now says the allegations were false, according to a sworn statement released by a lawyer on Monday. The notarized affidavit was distributed by a prominent Dominican lawyer and friend of Menendez, Vinicio Castillo, who said it had been handed over to prosecutors. Castillo is not acting as the lawyer to the woman. In her sworn statement, Nexis de los Santos Santana denied ever meeting Menendez and said she never agreed to be...
  • Sen. Menendez says he looks forward to vindication

    03/05/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by WakeUpAndVote · 21 replies
    Comcast ^ | 03.05.13 | WakeUpAndVote
    A Dominican lawyer on Monday released an affidavit from a 23-year-old woman saying she fabricated a story about Menendez paying her for sex.
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • The "Poor Bob" Menendez scandal just won't go away

    02/26/2013 8:44:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/26/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When minority Democrats are caught in a corruption net they can’t slip out of they will usually play the race card. “Oh woe is me, here I am a poor brown skinned boy (or girl) from the bad side of town trying to pull myself up by the bootstraps and the evil racist right wing is lying about me trying to keep me down,” or something close, can be heard as a panicky, knee jerk response to having been caught after the commission of a crime. It can often signal that the final act of the drama is not far...
  • Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

    02/25/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.” “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • New York Times Came to Us For Info on Menendez, Not The Other Way Around

    02/17/2013 1:18:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 17, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    The New York Times has an article today titled, "Inquiry of Democratic Senator Started With Partisan Push." The story by Eric Lipton describes our success in getting media coverage for our original research about Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his relationship with a major donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Lipton then states that to Menendez and his staff our work is "proof that the news media frenzy focusing on his actions to help a Florida eye doctor is at least in part a political smear." The only problem with this story line is that that New York Times approached us shortly...
  • FBI investigating allegations Sen. Menendez patronized prostitutes in Dominican Republic

    02/15/2013 8:43:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten
    A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation. One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties. The two, who spoke...
  • Menendez Visited Donor's Dominican Resort Home in 2006 (did not disclose)

    02/12/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    DAILY CALLER (posted on Fox News) ^ | 2/12/13 | David Martosko, Executive Editor, The Daily Caller
    Embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez visited the swanky Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic in August 2006 and stayed at Dr. Salomon Melgen's posh villa, according to an interview Menendez gave (in Spanish) with the Dominican daily Listin Diario. The news report Aug. 22, 2006 included a photo of Menendez, with the caption: “Bob Menéndez, the senator from New Jersey, gave an interview to Listin Diario at the residence of the Dominican doctor Salomón Melgen, at Casa de Campo, La Romana.” Menendez has only acknowledged visiting Melgen’s villa on three occasions, all in 2010. He paid Melgen...
  • Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan

    02/11/2013 2:48:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/10/13 | ERIC LIPTON, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. **SNIP** But the questions about the port security contract are potentially more troubling for Mr. Menendez, who is already facing questions over his fitness for the Foreign Relations Committee chairmanship, because the contract involved a foreign policy concern: curbing the flow of cocaine to the United...