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  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • 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...
  • Senator: We Can't Let Israel Determine When We Go to War

    01/15/2014 9:06:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) triggered controversy with a fiery floor speech in the Senate on Tuesday night, during which she declared that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." Breitbart reports that the speech was made during a debate on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it fails to comply with the nuclear deal that was reached with it in November. The bill includes a provision offering support to Israel in the event of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran. Feinstein chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is...
  • Feinstein: 'We Cannot Let Israel Determine When and Where the United States Goes to War'

    01/15/2014 5:28:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 1/15/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) triggered controversy with a fiery floor speech in the Senate on Tuesday night, accusing supporters of the bipartisan Kirk-Menendez bill on Iran sanctions of wanting "regime change" and declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." The bill includes a provision offering support to Israel in the event of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran. Feinstein, who chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is considered pro-Israel, but her remarks, which echo those of anti-Israel critics, have provoked outrage. The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on her to...
  • 'Give diplomacy a chance,' Obama says to Senate on Iran deal ["MY preference is....."]

    01/13/2014 2:09:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama urged Congress on Monday to "give diplomacy a chance," imploring lawmakers to hold off on additional sanctions against Iran as negotiators seek to take advantage of a six-month interim deal. "It's going to be difficult, it's going to be challenging, but ultimately this is how diplomacy should work," Obama said, adding that the negotiating window formalized over the weekend should give world powers "the time and space" they need to formalize a permanent deal with Tehran. "My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I've sent the message to Congress that...
  • Boehner’s immigration comments trigger reactions from reform advocates in Congress

    11/13/2013 8:22:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Suzanne Gamboa
    House Speaker John Boehner’s declaration Wednesday morning that the House would not negotiate with the Senate on its comprehensive immigration reform bill drew some tough reaction from those who want to see the issue move forward. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., led with a tweet directed at Boehner’s comments to young immigrants that it’s “not easy, not going to be an easy path forward.” Pelosi begged to differ: “Actually it is easy, @Speaker Boehner,” she said. .... Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, one of the eight senators who crafted that chambers’ sweeping immigration bill passed in June,...
  • Congress could thwart Iran deal

    11/09/2013 11:24:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2013 | Julia Pecquet
    The Obama administration appears to be on the verge of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran after three and a half decades of low-level warfare. Now comes the hard part: convincing Congress. Skeptical lawmakers are gearing up to thwart efforts to lift the pressure on Iran. Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned this week that he may introduce legislation making it harder for President Obama to loosen existing sanctions, while several others have vowed to slap on new ones. “The United States should negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a possible 2016...
  • 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...
  • Lonegan to GOP: Wait Seven Days. When I Win, Obama Will Fold

    10/10/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 75 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | 10/10/13 | Will Gattenby
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan today urged House Republicans "not to capitulate to the president's unreasonable demands. When I win, Obama will fold." Lonegan says his internal polling shows a neck-and-neck race in the U.S. Senate contest and that all the momentum is in his favor. "My victory in this election on Wednesday will send a message to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that the American people want an end to Obamacare and the rest of the President's radical agenda." The former three-term Bogota mayor called on Republicans to stop listening to the same consultants and pollsters...
  • Boehner and Menendez react to Putin’s op-ed: “I was insulted,” “I almost wanted to vomit”

    09/12/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013
    Via the Free Beacon and the Corner. No surprise that two of O’s few Syria allies in Congress would be outraged on his behalf by Putin’s latest humiliation, but honestly, I’ve been against striking Syria all along and I was irritated by the op-ed too. Makes me wonder how many doves on the Hill are starting to chafe at the obvious enjoyment the Kremlin and its client are taking in embarrassing the White House, notwithstanding the fact that our president spent a full year moronically bumbling his way into this mess. You may hate having Ryan Leaf at quarterback, but...
  • 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...
  • Lonegan: 'We're going to send Booker back to his parents' house in Harrington Park'

    07/27/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    politickernj.com ^ | July 27, 2013 | Max Pizarro
    METUCHEN – GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan opened his main headquarters here this morning, bashing Obama Democrats, dismissing Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a "failed mayor," and lustily embracing the movement conservative wing of the Republican Party. “You pick a mentor when you go to the U.S. Senate,” the Republican front-runner told a roomful of backers. “My two choices are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.” Proudly pro life and pro gun, Lonegan said he couldn’t wait to see the look on the face of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on the occasion of Lonegan’s inaugural escort at the Capitol Building....
  • MENENDEZ: 'CONFERENCE' WILL GET AMNESTY PAST HOUSE GOP

    07/24/2013 6:17:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” told liberal activists at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Wednesday how the Democrats plans to enact amnesty for the 11 million illegal immigrants: Get the House to pass whatever immigration bills it likes, then go to “conference” with the Senate bill. “Get us to a conference," Menendez pleaded with the liberal activists, according to Slate’s Dave Weigel. "In a conference, we can negotiate the notion of bringing all those bills together and get to common ground."
  • 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...
  • FLASHBACK--Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan (Feb. 2013)

    06/22/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and 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. The intervention with the Department of Homeland Security last month came even though Mr. Menendez has publicly chastised the Obama administration for not doing more to combat the surging drug traffic moving through Dominican ports. And it came shortly after the senator’s friend, Dr. Salomon E....
  • New Scandal for Gang of 8 Senator Bob Menendez (per Drudge)

    06/22/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT · by crusader71 · 27 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/22/13 | Drudge
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  • 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 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.
  • Cruz: Path to Citizenship Would 'Jeopardize' Immigration Bill

    04/23/2013 7:04:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 23rd, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that including a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants in any comprehensive immigration bill would jeopardize the likelihood of the legislation passing. “I think if instead the bill includes elements that are deeply divisive--and I would note that I don’t think there is any issue in this entire debate that is more divisive than a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally--in my view, any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill,” Cruz said at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing, according to CNS News....
  • Senator Menendez likes his hookers young and new to the trade

    03/03/2013 9:15:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/3/13 | 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...
  • 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.
  • Democrats Heart Medicare Fraudsters

    02/15/2013 2:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Hey, remember when President Obama crusaded against Medicare fraud and vowed to crack down aggressively on scammers who've bilked the program out of an estimated $90 billion? Like Archie and Edith Bunker used to sing: Those were the daaaays. While Democrats pretend to protect the elderly and disabled, leaders of the People's Party have pocketed gobs of campaign contributions from fat-cat donors tied to massive Medicare rip-off schemes. Let's talk some more about Dr. Salomon Melgen, shall we? We now know that the jet-setting Florida eye doctor who flew beleaguered Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., to several alleged sex romps in...
  • Durbin: Menendez should keep gavel despite ethics scandal

    02/10/2013 5:18:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said on Sunday embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) should keep his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee despite an investigation into his dealings with a top donor. "Sen. Menendez has given us an assurance that there is no substance to these charges," the Democratic senator from Illinois said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's being looked at by the Ethics Committee. Of course, I can't comment beyond that." The Senate Ethics Committee is looking into Menendez's interaction with Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye surgeon who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Menendez and...
  • NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'

    02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.” “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying...
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...
  • The Company Sen. Sleaze-Bob Menendez Keeps

    02/06/2013 3:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Put on your shocked faces: Since my bipartisan call last week for Democratic women to join the Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob movement, not a single Democratic woman in Washington has signed up. Here's the thing. The brewing scandal involving N.J. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is not just a "sex scandal." It's a crony corruption scandal of sordid, soap operatic proportions. Maybe if Menendez were a contestant on "The Bachelor," he'd finally command more widespread female attention. For their part, the Democratic women on Capitol Hill seem as uninterested in the alleged...
  • The Only Appropriate Position For A Democrat Senator Who Has Sex With Foreign Hookers

    02/04/2013 4:25:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If you've never heard of this guy you can get a good start and learn more than you ever wanted to know from The Lonely Conservative and The Other McCain.He replaced John Kerry as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee...it's too perfect.
  • 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...
  • Letter: Menendez Must Be Investigated

    02/02/2013 9:22:06 AM PST · by James Thomas · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    New Jersey Republicans are accusing Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) of having violated Senate ethics rules by failing to disclose or seek Senate permission for air travel and lodging provided by a wealthy campaign donor.
  • 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...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

    02/01/2013 6:59:53 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him. That’s what happened to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez (D), who, after the FBI raided the office of a donor with whom he had grown close, unleashed this gem of a statement on Wednesday: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.” Oof.
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • Menendez’s Replacements

    02/01/2013 4:51:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-1-2013 | Lachlan Markay
    MenendezÂ’s Replacements Three potential interim senators floated to replace troubled Democrat BY: Lachlan Markay February 1, 2013 3:30 pm A small group of New Jersey politicians are being floated as likely replacements for embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), who is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over his relationship with a donor facing allegations of political corruption and fraud.New JerseyÂ’s constitution gives governors the ability to appoint interim senators. After appointing an interim senator, the governor then has the choice of either calling a special election or waiting until the 2013 general election to fill the seat...
  • New York Times Finally Mentions Menendez and His Shady Donor, Ignores Prostitution Angle

    02/01/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    JWF ^ | Feb 01, 2013 | Jammie
    The New York Times has been dragged kicking and screaming to the Robert Menendez scandal, but in an exhaustive story on the corrupt New Jersey Democrat  and his ties to Democrat sugar daddy Salomon Melgen they somehow managed to ignore the reports of Menendez shortchanging the 16-year-old prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. All the news that’s fit to print so long as it doesn’t hurt a prominent Democrat. But there is one rather juicy nugget that does make news. Two years ago, Dr. Melgen, despite an apparent lack of experience in border security issues, bought an ownership interest in a...
  • Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

    02/01/2013 6:12:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to...
  • 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 raids West Palm Beach office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/30/2013 11:26:41 AM PST · by MissesBush · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 01/30/13 | Marc Caputo, Jay Weaver and Scott Hiaasen
    FBI agents late Tuesday night raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. — 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, to start hauling away potential evidence in several vans. The investigation is believed to be focusing on Melgen’s finances and the allegations about Menendez’s trips and contact with prostitutes. A spokesman for Menendez could not be reached for comment, nor...
  • 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...
  • Amnesty “Absolutely” Must Be Part of Immigration Reform, Says Senator Who Had Illegal Intern

    01/28/2013 5:11:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2013 | Matt Cover
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said that some kind of pathway to citizenship “absolutely” must be part of immigration reform. Immigration officials arrested an illegal immigrant and convicted sex offender interning for Sen. Menendez in December. “Absolutely,” Menendez said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, when asked if a pathway to citizenship was necessary. “Latino voters in—first of all, Americans support it in poll after poll. Secondly, Latino voters expect it. Thirdly, Democrats want it. And fourth, Republicans need it.” …
  • WILL ABC'S STEPHANOPOULOS, RADDATZ ASK MENENDEZ ABOUT FBI SEX INVESTIGATION?

    01/27/2013 2:37:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday amid the rekindled firestorm surrounding his trips to the Dominican Republic. Several people at the network, including anchor George Stephanopoulos, haven’t responded when Breitbart News has asked if Stephanopoulos or reporter Martha Raddatz will ask Menendez about his alleged sexual escapades abroad. This reporter interviewed two Dominican Republic women in November, while reporting for The Daily Caller before joining Breitbart News, who claimed Menendez paid them for sex around Easter time this year. The encounter apparently took place at Casa de Campo, a posh...
  • Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage prostitutes (D-NJ)

    01/26/2013 8:59:06 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko
    The media are not covering this story despite the FBI agent in the emails saying that most of the information has been confirmed. If the allegations are true Menendez could be prosecuted under the 2003 PROTECT ACT making travel and having sex with minors knowingly or not a federal offense with up to 30 years in prison. 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...
  • Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes

    01/25/2013 12:32:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Martosko, executive editor
    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 a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties. The documents, which The Daily Caller had obtained hours earlier from an anonymous source, also indicate that Carrie Levine, research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), was alerted...
  • Senator's Office Gone Wild: Sex Offenders, Hookers and Homeland Security

    12/12/2012 1:58:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, who allegedly often visits the Dominican Republic to have sex with underpaid hookers at "bunga bunga" style sex parties, employed a sex offender to work as an intern in his office on immigration policy throughout 2012. Zavaleta just so happens to be an illegal immigrant but the Department of Homeland Security instructed ICE agents to postpone deporting him until after Menendez's reelection in November. You just can't make this stuff up. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under...
  • NRSC: Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws...

    11/01/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    NRSC: Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws with alleged Dominican sex trip The executive director of National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez “may have violated Senate ethics rules and federal campaign finance laws” with his alleged sex trip to the Dominican Republic. The Daily Caller first reported early on Thursday that two women from the Dominican Republic are alleging Menendez paid them for sex around Easter time this year at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic. The two women claimed Menendez agreed to...
  • Holding Democrats to their own standards (Dem hypocrisy on Menendez hooker scandal)

    11/01/2012 10:15:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/1/12 | DEREK HUNTER
    The Daily Caller reports New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez flew to the Dominican Republic last Easter and reportedly engaged in relations with two Dominican prostitutes. My question is simple – When will President Obama and all other Democrats condemn these actions? After all, not condemning it is condoning it. Seems odd to demand people not involved answer for the actions of someone else, doesn’t it? Silly me, I was applying rules Democrats set for Republicans to them.