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  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party. Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant...
  • 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 | 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...
  • 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...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Blocking Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Breaks with Pro-Israel Democrats

    01/07/2014 9:28:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/7/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has become a major obstacle to a new bipartisan Iran sanctions measure, according to multiple sources on Capitol Hill and in Florida. Wasserman Schultz has broken with leading pro-Israel Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, privately urging her fellow Democrats to follow the White House’s lead by opposing a bipartisan House resolution backing new sanctions on Iran, according to multiple congressional sources close to the debate. The Iran resolution fell apart in the final days of 2013 after House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.)...
  • Days after "Klan" Controversy, Gabriel Gomez snubs Baker and Donates to Independent "McKormick"

    01/03/2014 1:48:35 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    redmassgroup.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno
    Just days after alluding that conservative activists are members of the Ku Klux Klan" former US Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez (?-Massachusetts) donated $500, the maximum allowed by law, to independent progressive Jeffrey McCormick. McCormick, while running as an independent is a major contributor to Democrats nationally. As Red Mass Group previously reported, McCormick has a long history of supporting Democratic and progressive causes. Since 2007 McCormick has donated over $70,000 to federal candidates. Almost all of which has gone to Democrats. In 2007 McCormick Donated $2,250 to the Barack Obama Campaign. In 2009 McCormick Donated $500 to the Alan Khazei...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Menendez: Obama administration has no Syria strategy

    11/01/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31st, 2013 | CNN
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee criticized the Obama administration at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, calling the administration's reluctance to fully back Syrian rebels an “embarrassment.” "Today's hearing left me bewildered that this government does not have a strategy as to Syria," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." Syria's chemical weapons post a threat to national security...
  • Background Questions. Harvard, Yale deny connection to controversial Democratic donor under scrutiny

    02/05/2013 10:12:33 PM PST · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims. The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri. But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern. Questions concerning Melgen’s background are also coming to light. According to his biography, posted...
  • Hill briefing: Uphill battle for Obama on Syria

    09/01/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1,2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM, AUSTIN WRIGHT and JONATHAN ALLEN
    President Barack Obama faces a clear uphill battle in swaying skeptical lawmakers of the merits of military action in Syria, as top officials were dispatched to Capitol Hill Sunday to make the administration’s case. For example, Senate Democratic aides are drafting new language for an authorization of military force in Syria, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday. The administration’s proposal is too open-ended — a complaint many lawmakers have — Leahy said after leaving the classified briefing. The current version wouldn’t garner his support, but he indicated that a more tightly written draft might. “I know it’s going to be...
  • Graham warns fellow Republicans: Without immigration bill, GOP to lose in 2016

    06/16/2013 10:42:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 145 replies
    AP Greenfield Reporter ^ | 6/16/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who helped write a bipartisan immigration bill under debate in the Senate, said conservatives who are trying to block the measure will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election. A Democrat also involved in developing the proposal, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, went a step further and predicted "there'll never be...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Menendez offers bill to arm Syrian rebels (additional $250 million funds)

    05/07/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Monday introduced a bill that would provide arms to vetted rebel groups. Menendez’s legislation would give arms and military training to opposition groups that had been vetted, as well as provide $250 million for basic services and security in a post-Assad Syria. The bill also includes new sanctions against those providing arms or oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. Menendez’s bill comes as the Obama administration is reconsidering its opposition to providing arms to the Syrian rebels.
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • Washington Post report confuses one prostitute with another in bid to debunk Menendez allegations

    03/04/2013 10:05:21 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 5, 2013 | David Martosko
    The Washington Post mistook one prostitute for another Monday in a report that initially seemed to debunk a November 2012 Daily Caller exposé of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez. While the Post said it had an affidavit from a woman in the Dominican Republic admitting she fabricated claims Menendez paid her for sex, that woman was not one of the two prostitutes TheDC interviewed for a Nov. 1 report. The Post identified the woman as 23-year-old Nexis de los Santos Santana.
  • Inquiry on Democratic Senator (Menendez) Started With a Partisan Push

    02/17/2013 5:44:42 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 16, 2013 | ERIC LIPTON
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Sandwiched between two doctors’ offices at a roadside plaza here is the headquarters of a small team of veteran Republican investigators, operating almost as a private detective squad, who since late last year have had a determined goal: bringing down Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey. “We’ve never sent a Democrat to jail,” said Ken Boehm, the chairman of the group, the National Legal and Policy Center, as he looked up from a table filled with his Menendez files and engaged in what was to him a bit of wishful thinking. To Mr. Menendez and...
  • The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")

    02/05/2013 10:08:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 5, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Prostitution is both legal and widespread in the Dominican Republic, where as many as 100,000 women are part of the industry in a nation that has become a major sex-tourism hotspot of the Caribbean. So it would not be a crime for Sen. Robert Menendez to have availed himself of such services during his trips to the Dominican Republic, as has been alleged.Menendez has strenuously denied patronizing prostitutes, however, denouncing the accusations Monday in a CNN interview as “smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election.” Any claim that Menendez consorted with hookers during his D>. ominican holidays...
  • Anonymous prostitute’s...account recalls sex with Bob Menendez ‘when I was 16 years old’

    02/05/2013 5:31:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/13 | David Martosko
    In a handwritten statement provided last year to a whistle-blower, a young prostitute detailed allegations that she slept with Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez beginning “when I was 16 years old.” “During [one] visit of Senator Bob Menendez to the Dominican Republic, I had intimate relations with him on more than one occasion,” the unidentified woman wrote, according to The Daily Caller’s translation. She appears to be a new voice among what are now at least six women purported to have engaged in sex for money with Menendez. Her claim appears in a Spanish-language testimonial collected by Peter Williams,...
  • Why is Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) following a very young-looking Dominican girl on Twitter?

    02/01/2013 9:18:54 PM PST · by James Thomas · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Remember when Anthony Weiner got busted for sending a picture of his penis to a woman who was not his wife? He sure does. And remember how he claimed his Twitter account was hacked or pranked or spammed or whatever?
  • Menendez: The noose tightens

    02/02/2013 10:25:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-02-13 | DrJohn
    The Daily Caller has been doing the job the Obama State Media just won't do- journalism- and they are on fire in the Menendez investigation. Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at...
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Bob Menendez’s foreign underage prostitution story stubbornly not going away.

    02/01/2013 5:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Moe Lane
    Background: just before the election a story broke alleging that Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey had taken advantage of the hospitality of one of his campaign contributors to go down to the Dominican Republic (via the aforementioned contributor’s private plane) and use the services of at least two prostitutes (one of whom may or may not have been underage). Worse, he allegedly refused to pay said foreign partially-underaged hookers the full amount that Menendez allegedly promised to pay – and, let me note again this in passing: to patronize a prostitute is hardly a moral act. But if...
  • Sen. Menendez plays cat-and-mouse game with journalists avoiding hooker-allegation questions

    02/01/2013 6:23:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/13 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Where’s the senator? A day after allegations swirled that he cavorted with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic, Sen. Robert Menendez played a cat-and-mouse game with reporters. The camera crews parked outside the New Jersey Democrat’s office Thursday never got a glimpse of him. The usually accessible senator managed to avoid reporters almost all day, even as he cast six Senate votes and attended a lunch with Vice President Biden and other Democrats to talk about gun control. The Daily News finally caught up with Menendez as he ducked into an out-of-the-way Capitol elevator with visitors from New Jersey. But...
  • Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator

    02/01/2013 6:10:04 PM PST · by randita · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator Posted By David Martosko On 9:11 AM 02/01/2013 @ 9:11 AM Bob Menendez, the combative New Jersey senator beset by allegations that he had sex with at least one underage prostitute in the Dominican Republic, hurried out of a Marriott ballroom in Washington, D.C. after a speech Thursday night, out-dashing a gaggle of reporters and ignoring questions all the way to a welcome elevator. The senator was speaking to an annual gathering of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, but members of the media weren’t interested...
  • Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel

    02/01/2013 6:01:36 PM PST · by randita · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel Posted By David Martosko On 4:21 AM 02/01/2013 @ 4:21 AM A check that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wrote to his longtime campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen on Jan. 4 to cover private jet travel to the Dominican Republic represented more than one-third of his cash-on-hand — and perhaps as much as 90 percent — according to an analysis of his most recent U.S. Senate financial disclosure report. Dan O’Brien, Menendez’s chief of staff, told WNBC-TV4 in New York on Tuesday...
  • Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

    01/31/2013 5:51:33 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
    In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor. “That Senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2012, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. “In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like...
  • Menendez did not pay for flights from campaign donor until this year

    01/30/2013 7:36:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez did not pay for two flights provided by Salomon Melgen – his friend and campaign donor whose office was raided by the FBI Tuesday night – until more than two years later, and after a New Jersey Republican asked the Senate ethics committee to look into his travels. Menendez spokesman Paul Brubaker today said the senator reimbursed Melgen for the flights on January 4 of this year. Both were round trips– one between Florida and the Dominican Republic in August 2010, and one between Teterboro and the Dominican Republic in September 2010. The total amount Menendez...
  • FBI agents Raid S. Fla. Office of Eye Doc Tied to Gift, Prostitution Controversy w/ Sen. Menendez

    01/29/2013 9:21:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Marc A. Caputo
    FBI agents raid South Florida office of eye doc tied to gift, prostitution controversy with Sen. Bob Menendez Source link. FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor accused in the conservative press of providing free trips and even Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.” Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, late Tuesday night to start hauling away potential evidence in about a dozen white vans. The exact focus of the...
  • ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

    01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post): Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue....
  • Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians for 2012 List by Judicial Watch

    01/02/2013 7:37:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    htp://www.rightsidenews.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2012 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice Attorney General Eric Holder Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) President Barack Obama Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
  • Obama has chosen John Kerry as Secretary of State

    12/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
  • Republican congressman questions delay in arrest of Menendez intern who is a registered sex offender

    12/15/2012 1:25:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/14/12
    Republican congressman questions delay in arrest of Menendez intern who is a registered sex offenderBy The Associated Press December 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the department ordered immigration agents not to arrest Sanchez, an unpaid intern working for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., until after Election Day. **DNIP** Chaffetz's inquiry was the first from Capitol Hill on the matter. He called the situation "disturbing" in a letter dated Thursday to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Chaffetz asked that officials brief him and his staff by Jan. 3 and provide answers in writing. Authorities...
  • White House opposed new Iran sanctions

    11/30/2012 3:18:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:15 PM | Josh Rogin
    The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive punitive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent. On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran's energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran's ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human...
  • Obama, Menendez keep double-digit leads in New Jersey (Interesting Demographics)

    09/25/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2012 | David Hill
    New Jersey voters appear poised to choose President Obama and Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez by a comfortable margin in this fall's elections, according to a poll released Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll shows Mr. Obama with a lead of 52 percent to 37 percent over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. -snip- Polls consistently have shown the president and Mr. Menendez as double-digit favorites in the Garden State, although polling in the Senate race has been marked by a relatively high number of undecided voters
  • Romney fundraiser brings in $400,000 for Menendez challenger (NJ)

    04/26/2012 5:56:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    A fundraiser Mitt Romney held Wednesday for New Jersey state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) brought in $400,000, a campaign aide said. Romney traveled to Bernardsville, N.J., for the $5,000-per-plate dinner, where about 80 supporters showed up. A close friend and ally of Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), another Romney backer, Kyrillos is running to unseat Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is seeking his second term in the Senate. Christie has been fundraising for Kyrillos, too, but Menendez has a more than 4-to-1 advantage over Kyrillos in cash on hand.
  • Menendez leads Kyrillos 43% to 33% in U.S Senate race (New Jersey)

    03/19/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | March 19, 2012 | Tom Hester Sr.
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) comfortably leads his likely Republican opponent, state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), by 10 percentage points in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll made public Monday. If the election were held today, 43 percent of voters would cast a ballot for Menendez, while 33 percent would vote for Kyrillos. Another 23 percent say they’re not sure whom they would pick.
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • In Act of Defiance, Democrat Stalls Obama Choice for Court

    01/06/2012 6:23:47 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/5/2012 | KATE ZERNIKE
    When a Democratic president nominates a federal judge from a state with two Democratic senators — and the Senate itself is controlled by Democrats — a speedy confirmation hearing typically follows. But in an unusual case of intraparty defiance, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is holding up President Obama’s nomination of a judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the only time a Democrat has tried to block one of Mr. Obama’s judicial nominees. Mr. Menendez would not comment. But the nominee, Patty Shwartz, has been in a relationship for more than two decades...
  • As Oil Industry Fights a Tax, It Reaps Billions From Subsidies (NYT barf alert)

    07/03/2010 3:23:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2010 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    ... an examination of the American tax code indicates that oil production is among the most heavily subsidized businesses, with tax breaks available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process. According to the most recent study by the Congressional Budget Office, released in 2005, capital investments like oil field leases and drilling equipment are taxed at an effective rate of 9 percent, significantly lower than the overall rate of 25 percent for businesses in general and lower than virtually any other industry. And for many small and midsize oil companies, the tax on capital investments is so...
  • Senator Menendez Never Met a Constitution He Liked

    05/09/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 869+ views
    Recall NJ ^ | April 28, 2010 | recallnj.com
    If you have been following the recall movement against Senator Menendez, you will have heard the Senator claim that the recall movement against him is “unconstitutional.”   However, the New Jersey Constitution expressly establishes that all elected officials, including United States Senators, are public servants of the People,  and the People retain full political power.  It clearly states: “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.” On November...
  • N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez urges Democrats to drive wedge between GOP moderates, tea party

    01/26/2010 12:44:58 PM PST · by GregNH · 46 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | 01/26/2010 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is telling Democratic campaign managers to drive a wedge between moderate voters and tea-party-style conservatives to take advantage of tensions within the Republican party, a report in Politico said. Menendez is distributing a memo to managers to take control of their Republican opponents' image early, and to make apparent the pressure Republican candidates feel from what he calls the "extreme right," according to the report. The memo from the DSCC said campaigns should ask upfront questions on issues the so-called tea party movement has taken, such...
  • Lou Dobbs Weighs Senate Run, as a Steppingstone

    11/26/2009 6:51:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,438+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    The Lou Dobbs-for-Senate rumor had barely crested when the Lou Dobbs-for-president rumor suddenly overtook it this week. Mr. Dobbs, the former cable television anchor of the sonorous voice and tough-talking immigration politics, parted ways with CNN on Nov. 11, reportedly receiving an $8 million severance payment, and immediately stirred questions about his plans. His name was quickly floated as a potential challenger in 2012 to United States Senator Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat, an ardent advocate for immigrants’ rights and the chamber’s only Hispanic member. (Mr. Dobbs, 64, lives on a horse farm in rural Wantage, N.J.) Then, on...
  • Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers

    05/03/2008 12:54:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 212+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 02, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers   Friday, May 02, 2008   This week, anti-gun U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) registration legislation that would invade the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners.Cosponsored by like-minded Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Carl Levin (D-MI), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), S. 2935 would, among other things, require the FBI to retain records of cleared firearm transactions for at least 180 days.  Current law requires...
  • ARE WE A SYSTEM OF "POWER APARTHEID"? (Racist, pro-amnesty screed)

    05/20/2007 1:26:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 457+ views
    ABC News Exclusiva Blog ^ | May 18, 2007 | David Puente
    Will Congress pass it? Will America buy it? The immigration battle in our country has just begun that's for sure. But another battle getting less attention is the battle to make America's most powerful institutions more diverse. In many ways the immigration deal and the record breaking Census Bureau figures also released yesterday that say that America has become more diverse, with minorities topping 100 million for the first time in 2006, go hand in hand. So as Congress struggles with immigration reform, the population of the United States is growing increasingly darker. Our lawmakers and society at large need...
  • Fort Dix Terror Plot and Immigration -(Sen. Menendez D-NJ claims amnesty could deter terrorists)

    05/11/2007 12:19:10 AM PDT · by Baladas · 28 replies · 970+ views
    The Border Line ^ | May 10, 2007 | Eunice Moscoso
    Will the arrests of three illegal immigrants in an alleged plot to attack Fort Dix, N.J. hurt the effort in Congress to pass a major immigration bill? Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, said Thursday it would actually help the case for the legislation. “It makes it more compelling. I would rather know who is here in America to pursue the American dream versus who is here to destroy it,” he said, in a conference call with reporters. An immigration reform that requires all current illegal immigrants to register with the government and go through background checks “creates for...
  • Vice President Cheney Due in Newark Today

    03/20/2006 7:01:13 AM PST · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 428+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, March 20, 2006
    Vice President Cheney will be the main attraction at a fundraiser in Newark tonight for Republican U-S Senate hopeful Tom Kean (kayn) Junior. Kean expects to raise about 200-thousand dollars at the event. Some 200 guests are to pay one-thousand dollars each to hear Cheney. And those responsible for bringing in ten-thousand dollars in donations can get their picture taken with the vice president. Cheney's visit comes as the son of two-term governor is scrambling for money to compete against the Democratic incumbent, Robert Menendez. Menendez has more than four (m) million dollars compared to more than 860-thousand for Kean....
  • Tom Kean, Jr. (R) Narrowly Leads Sen. Bob Menendez (D) In NJ With Large Undecided Vote

    02/14/2006 6:06:08 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies · 716+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | February 8, 2006
    If the election for United States Senator was held today, whom would you support Robert Mendenez, the Democrat or Tom Kean, Jr., the Republican? Tom Kean Jr. 33% Robert Menendez 28% Undecided 39%
  • Kean leading Menendez in early Senate poll (NJ)

    01/16/2006 1:57:09 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 40 replies · 784+ views
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Republican State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has an 11-point lead over Democratic Rep. Robert Menendez in this year's battle for the U.S. Senate seat, according to a poll released Monday. Asked whom they would vote for if the election were held today, Kean received 36 percent to Menendez's 25 percent, while a whopping 37 percent said they did not know who they would support, said Peter Woolley, director of Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Poll. "Not only is it early in the election cycle, but neither of these candidates has ever mounted a statewide race," Woolley said....
  • Robert Menendez Article Archives

    12/23/2005 5:22:19 AM PST · by thenderson · 1 replies · 242+ views
    www.GETNJ.com ^ | 12/23/05 | www.UBERHIPPY.com
    Robert Menendez Links Kay Licausi's Gold Mine?Former Aide to Congressman Robert Menendez Gets hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees. The Feud Between Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham and Congressman Robert Menendez Learn More About Congressman Robert Menendez Hudson County Politics Message Board Main Menu
  • Bob Menendez: Cuban-American Hero or Cuban- American Castroite?

    12/15/2005 9:53:30 AM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 633+ views
    Jersey Politics.com ^ | 12.12.05 | Murray Sabrin, Ph.D.
    Governor-elect Corzine’s appointment of Congressman Robert Menendez to fill the remaining year of his U.S. Senate term was no surprise. Corzine had been signaling the Menendez appointment since he jumped into the governor’s race a year ago. In all the press reports about the life and career of Bob Menendez, he is always identified as the son of Cuban immigrants. The implication is that Menendez’s parents fled Castro-ruled Cuba. In yesterday’s Record columnist Mike Kelly writes, “As the son of Cuban –American parents, who fled the brutal hand of Fidel Castro…” stating in no uncertain terms that Menendez’s parents arrived...