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  • There's good news for Menendez in this poll of N.J. voters

    04/20/2018 5:41:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of New Jersey voters support U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election, giving him a 21-point lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin in a Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Menendez, D-N.J., received 53 percent to 32 percent for the former Celgene Corp. executive. It is the second survey putting Menendez up by double digits following the Justice Department's decision not to retry him on federal corruption charges. He led Hugin, 49 percent to 32 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll released last month. "The current state of the race does speak to what is perhaps the incumbent's...
  • Menendez kicks off re-election campaign pledging to fight Trump

    03/28/2018 4:48:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 28, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    UNION CITY — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the two-term Democrat whose federal corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, returned to his hometown this morning to announce his bid for a third term, pledging to fight the Trump administration's policies on immigration, climate change and health care. Menendez, 64, received a hero's welcome at Union City High School, which was filled with 2,000 cheering students waving Menendez campaign signs and a host of fellow Democrats who sang hosannas about New Jersey's senior senator. Menendez joined the Democrats in casting himself as a bulwark against President Trump. "There is...
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case

    01/19/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL AND MAX GREENWOOD
    The Justice Department announced Friday that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November... Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. He is widely expected to seek another term in office, though he has not made a formal announcement about his plans.
  • GOP Has Puzzling Dearth of Opponents Vs. Sen. Menendez

    12/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 25, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Despite poor polling and a recent corruption trial that ended in a hung jury, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has few 2018 challengers because of the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the GOP, Politico reported. Richard Pezzullo, the runner-up in the New Jersey Republican 2014 Senate primary, is the sole candidate currently for the GOP nomination next year, the outlet reported. He told Politico he, too, is puzzled by the lack of candidates.
  • Getting rid of Bob Menendez would be “appalling”

    12/19/2017 8:30:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we noted here previously, there were a few people in the media cautiously suggesting that while the #MeToo movement was sweeping away alleged sexual offenders in Congress this year, it might be an opportune time for the Democrats to relieve themselves of the embarrassment of having Bob Menendez hanging around. The New Jersey Democrat narrowly dodged a bullet when his corruption case ended in a mistrial, but that far from exonerated him. So if pressure from colleagues was enough to show Al Franken the door (assuming he actually leaves), might the same tactic work with Menendez? And more to...
  • Check out Bob Menendez’ latest explanation for why he was “persecuted”

    11/18/2017 5:25:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As Ed Morrissey pointed out yesterday, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is off the hook… for now. Even if there isn’t another corruption trial to come (which is still up in the air) he will likely be facing a full investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee alongside other luminaries such as Al Franken and even Roy Moore if he somehow manages to win a seat.The Menendez victory dance was a bit offputting to say the least, and even in his moment of temporary victory he had to find someone to blame for all of his legal troubles. Who better than...
  • COUNTRY AHEAD OF PARTY: PUTTING OBAMA OVER COUNTRY IS TREASON

    08/14/2015 6:09:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/14/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I think it's a bad deal and I've said so for several weeks now. I think we need to put country ahead of party,” Senator Jim Webb said. "It troubles me when I see all this debate about whether this is disloyalty to the president or the Democratic Party.” Webb is a Democrat and he joins a number of other Democrats in criticizing a bad deal that even Obama admitted will allow Iran to get nuclear weapons after a number of years. Obama and his cronies have pursued an extraordinary campaign of vilification against Republicans and Democrats who dared to...
  • Sen. Menendez Claims He Didn't Know Ex-Aide Was Part of Port Deal

    02/05/2013 12:17:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Ken Boehm
    Frances Robles reports in the New York Times that an ex-aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stood to benefit from a Dominican port security deal, along with Menendez benefactor Salomon Melgen. From the Times: Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, has pushed United States government officials to help enforce a contract that a company owned in part by one of his major donors, Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, has with the Dominican government, which has refused to honor it. A top executive at Dr. Melgen's security company will be Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former national security adviser and senior legislative aide...
  • Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

    11/15/2017 5:31:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday. A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 40 times more of their morning and evening TV newscast coverage this past week to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's alleged sexual assault accusers than...
  • MSNBC host has perfectly logical reason for not covering Menendez trial

    11/14/2017 11:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Today the jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ) will go back to work on orders of the judge, seeking to break what appears to be heading for a deadlock. Of course, if you don’t read conservative blogs or watch Fox News, you probably didn’t know that. There’s been a vacuum in terms of coverage on the major networks and most of cable news. One glaring example of this is MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who freely admits that he hasn’t mentioned the trial once since it began.Why is that? He was actually asked about it...
  • Lindsey Graham Testifying As CHARACTER WITNESS for Senator Menendez!

    10/26/2017 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 26, 2017
    (along with Corey Booker...which might come back to bite him in 2020 if he runs) STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham's office today released this statement on the trial of Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey. "Today, Senator Graham is testifying in federal district court in Newark, New Jersey at the trial of Senator Bob Menendez. Graham is testifying as a character witness for the defense and traveled to the trial at his own personal expense. He will testify about his service with Senator Menendez in the Senate. Graham's testimony is unrelated...
  • Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US

    09/30/2017 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2017 | Phil Kerpen
    The bribery trial of senior New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has it all. Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendez’s favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points. The two men met in 1993 when Melgen contributed $500 to Menendez’s first House re-election campaign at a South Florida fundraiser — his first political contribution....
  • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Accepted $10,000 In Donations from Bob Menendez PAC

    09/07/2017 5:55:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Got News ^ | 09/06/17 | Anne White
    Booker attended Menendez’s bribery trial on Wednesday in Newark to sit up front to support his Democratic colleague. If Menendez is convicted on any of these serious charges, will Booker return the cash? GotNews editor-in-chief Charles Johnson revealed in 2013 Booker did not live in Newark or at any of the Newark residences he owned. Multiple neighbors who spoke to Johnson said they believed the junior senator actually lived in New York, calling Booker a “liar” and a “fake mayor.” Fake news reporters smeared Johnson for years over his accurate reporting on both Booker and Menendez. Cat pornography site Buzzfeed...
  • Chris Christie Will not give “Shermanesque” Refusal to Appoint Himself to Replace Menendez

    09/04/2017 10:03:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declined to make a Shermanesque statement that would flatly rule out the possibility that he would appoint himself to fill the Senate seat of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez. Sen. Menendez is currently under federal trial, facing bribery and corruption charges. Should Menendez be removed from office or resign before Christie’s term ends on January 18, 2018, Christie would have the power to appoint his replacement. In a recorded interview aired on this today’s Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Nick Confessore said to Christie, “I’m looking for a Shermanesque statement here.” View the video...
  • If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change...

    08/22/2017 5:23:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    FULL TITLE: If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change With Obamacare Repeal Here's a story that's been flying under the radar at the national news level. New Jersey's Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is about to go on trial for corruption. The jury selection started today and press was not allowed access to the process. The Senator was indicted two years ago and ethics experts say it is extremely rare for a sitting congressman or senator to be indicted on the charges Menendez currently faces. From the New York Times: Mr. Menendez stands accused of using...
  • Sen. Menendez Enters Third Year Facing Criminal Charges. Does Anyone Care?

    08/04/2017 11:35:18 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | March 31, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Sen. Bob Menendez may call a federal prison home if prosecutors prove he accepted bribes to do favors for a wealthy businessman. But you wouldn’t know that if you tuned in to Bloomberg TV last week to watch the New Jersey Democrat discuss a Securities and Exchange Commission nomination. The reporter didn’t mention the case. And there was nothing remarkable about the omission. Menendez regularly appears on cable news programs without viewers being told he faces felony corruption charges. CNN’s Jake Tapper didn’t mention the prosecution during a 10-minute interview on March 13 that focused on health care policy. Nor...
  • D.C.'s talking impeachment but the real drama is in Jersey with Sen. Menendez

    06/13/2017 6:25:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 13, 2017 | Paul Mulshine
    My liberal friends have worked themselves into a fever anticipating the impeachment of President Trump. They think they've got a second Watergate going. Have your fun while you can. But the next trial likely to affect the political lineup won't be happening before the U.S. Senate in Washington. It will be happening before the U.S. District Court in Newark. In the dock will be U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, faced with 22 counts of ethics charges alleging he took illegal gifts from a Florida Miami eye doctor who was recently convicted on 67 counts of Medicare fraud.
  • Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

    04/28/2017 1:41:36 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 9 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2017 | CURT ANDERSON and TERRY SPENCER
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients' files, if he doesn't strike a deal before his sentencing, scheduled for July 14. The senator denies any wrongdoing. The doctor, 62, collected more money from Medicare than any other physician in the nation — $21...