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  • New Jersey Senator Menendez Wants Beachgoers Protected From Flying Umbrellas

    07/29/2019 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    CBS PHILLY ^ | 29 JULY 2019 | AP
    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s senior U.S. senator wants federal officials to take more aggressive action to protect beachgoers from wind-swept beach umbrellas. Bob Menendez held a news conference Monday in Manasquan to once again call on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to improve its regulations and develop an aggressive campaign to educate beachgoers on the dangers the umbrellas can pose if they’re not properly staked in the sand.
  • A Massive Hole in TSA Security [Weekly Update]

    07/12/2019 1:29:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 12, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    DHS Gives the ‘Red Carpet to Middle Eastern Airlines Obama’s Top Government Media Official Guilty of Stealing $40,000 DHS Gives the ‘Red Carpet to Middle Eastern Airlines Next time you’re waiting in your socks as your luggage is rifled through by security at the TSA checkpoint, you might reflect on how unchecked people and vehicles are getting through security in other parts of the airport. Our Corruption Chronicles blog exposes the disturbing facts. The massive agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation risks security at U.S. airports by letting airlines impose expedited measures to keep traffic flowing, according...
  • Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary’s Orbán ahead of U.S. visit

    05/10/2019 5:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 10, 2019 4:50 PM | Patricia Zengerle
    Senior Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress told President Donald Trump on Friday they were concerned about Hungary’s “downward democratic trajectory,” ahead of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s visit to Washington next week. “In recent years, democracy in Hungary has significantly eroded. … Under Orbán, the election process has become less competitive and the judiciary is increasingly controlled by the state,” Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, the panel’s top Democrat, said in a letter to Trump. The letter was also signed by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Several Democratic...
  • Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia

    03/16/2019 8:07:25 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/15/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN -
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Thursday called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Trump administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia amid reports that senior White House officials pushed for the sale of nuclear technology to Riyadh. "We request that GAO conduct an urgent review of [the Department of Energy's] interactions with Saudi Arabia regarding nuclear cooperation, how it has coordinated with or involved other relevant agencies, particularly the State Department, and the specific initiatives or proposals for nuclear cooperation that have been presented or discussed in those interactions," the senators wrote in a...
  • 8 journalists fired after Menendez comes to Soros' defense

    03/05/2019 8:09:07 PM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 5, 2019 | Staff
    Eight reporters and editors at U.S. tax-funded TV and Radio Marti, which broadcasts in Spanish to communist Cuba, have been fired after a report aired portraying left-wing billionaire George Soros in an unflattering light. The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch explained the firings came at the request of scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Menendez, who has been accused of hiring prostitutes and misusing funds for personal benefit, demanded an investigation that resulted in the dismissals, Judicial Watch said. Judicial Watch said that at Menendez’s request, Obama appointee John Lansing of the U.S. Agency for Global Media used “Stalinist...
  • Wanted by Ecuador, 2 Brothers Make Mark in U.S. Campaigns (donated $90K to Obama)

    03/12/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | FRANCES ROBLES
    MIAMI — The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida. They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, which has angrily pressed Washington to turn them over, to no avail. A year after their relatives gave $90,000 to help re-elect Mr. Obama, the administration rejected Ecuador’s extradition request for the men, fueling accusations that such donations were helping to keep the brothers and...
  • Obama Tied Donors Who Trafficked Aborted Baby Parts From Planned Parenthood, Arrested

    02/27/2019 9:24:06 AM PST · by rx · 35 replies
    Explain Life ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Chief Editor of Explain Life
    Two wealthy Ecuadorian brothers, Roberto and William Isaías, who were owners of companies fined and ordered to shut down for illegally trafficking world-wide in aborted baby parts purchased from Planned Parenthood, were arrested by ICE on February 13, 2019. [snip] Roberto and William Isaias, who fled Ecuador to avoid 8-year prison sentences, were principals in California companies DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, and the two career criminals were allowed to stay in the United States by Hillary Clinton’s State Department under “suspicious circumstances” after they donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign fund.
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 16 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...
  • Sen. Menendez threatens to call police on reporter who asked about Green New Deal

    02/14/2019 7:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    A reporter for the Daily Caller found Democratic Senator Robert Menendez at a Capitol Hill subway stop and asked him what he thought about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. Democrats have been screaming for two years about Donald Trump's "war on the press." But Trump's got nothing on Menendez when it comes to going to war. Fox News: Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. An intern who was with Rodgers asked a...
  • Menendez threatens to call police on reporter asking about Green New Deal: report

    02/13/2019 11:17:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., had a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when asked to comment on the Green New Deal. Henry Rodgers, the Daily Caller's Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a subway station and asked him if he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative proposal. Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. And intern who was with Rodgers asked a follow-up question, and tensions apparently rose.
  • Partying hearty: Menendez's bikini shot blows up Dems' narrative on shutdown. Puerto Rican junket

    01/14/2019 12:30:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is staying put in snowy Washington while his government shutdown duel with Democrats continues, canceling every fancy trip out (that doesn't include a non-touristy one to the Texas border), including even a Christmas trip to his home in Florida. That's fitting for the times, and it suggests a leader looking for a resolution. But then there are...the Democrats. A whole slew of them packed off to Puerto Rico for a junket, getting hold of those hard-to-get Hamilton tickets (no shutout there); bunking in with 109 K Street lobbyists in $429-a-night hotel rooms; and, sure enough, partying hearty.  WashEx's Paul Bedard has the opening story. Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a...
  • 30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown

    01/13/2019 5:55:44 PM PST · by ptsal · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Paul Bedard
    Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast. Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday. But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip. “We are excited for you...
  • N.J. gas station clerk shot to death during robbery. (Edison-Woodbridge border)

    12/20/2018 6:40:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jeff Goldman
    A clerk at an Edison gas station convenience store was shot to death during a robbery early Thursday, authorities said. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey told NBC New York during an interview in front of the Speedway on Amboy Avenue that his office was investigating the incident as a robbery-homicide. The shooter fled after gunning down the worker around 4 a.m.
  • Edison gas station killer still hasn't been caught

    12/20/2018 8:14:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | Sergio Bichao
    EDISON — The manhunt continues Thursday night for the robber who shot and killed a gas station attendant. Prosecutors on Thursday night said the suspect was still at large after authorities in Perth Amboy announced that a man had been pulled over from a Lyft and arrested, suggesting that the suspect had been found. "While someone was being questioned regarding the fatal shooting at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison, he has been released from custody," the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.
  • Gun Confiscation Begins in New Jersey

    12/17/2018 12:56:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 17, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Obama and President Trump were both right, Obama when he told us elections have consequences and Trump in his 2018 stump speech that a consequence of Democrat victories would be renewed attacks on the Second Amendment. New Jersey’s ban on high-capacity magazines has been upheld by a federal court, opening the door to door knock gun confiscation and making off-duty police officers subject to criminal prosecution. The inmates are officially running the asylum. The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in June along with five other new gun laws, gave New Jersey gun owners who currently possess the magazines...
  • Million Plus NJ Gun Owners Defy State Law, Refuse to Turn Over Banned Gun Mags

    12/16/2018 9:14:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | John Crump
    OpinionOver one million New Jersey Gun owners defy Governor Murphy's gun magazine ban & turn in demands of what some estimate is easily more than ten million now illegal standard capacity gun mags. New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey's standard capacity magazine ban is now in effect making New Jersey's one million gun owners criminals in the eyes of the state. But in an act of mass definace, New Jersey residents refuse to comply. Any magazine holding more than ten rounds is now illegal in the Garden State. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30 rounds. Glock 19s, which is...
  • America’s corporate boards still dominated by white males, Menendez says

    12/13/2018 10:01:26 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON — The color of corporate boardrooms in America remains predominantly white, but it’s slowly changing hue. More than half of those sitting in corporate boardrooms in 2017 are white males, 51 percent, according to a survey of the Fortune 100 corporations released Wednesday. A quarter, 25 percent, were women and 21 percent were members of minority groups, the study said. In a 2014 survey, 63 percent of those sitting on corporate boards were white males, 23 percent were women and 18 percent were minorities. The survey was conducted by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has regularly studied the top...
  • Court of Appeals Upholds New Jersey Law Banning 15-Round Mags

    12/07/2018 7:17:49 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 54 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/6/18 | Max Slowik
    A federal appeals court upheld New Jersey’s magazine-capacity-limit laws, arguing 2-1 that three 10-round magazines are just as good as two 15-rounders. They said that a magazine-capacity limit does not present a burden to self-defense. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal favored the decision to limit gun owners to 10-round magazines. (Photo: Grewal) Previously New Jersey residents had a magazine-capacity limit of 15 rounds, due to a law passed in 1990. The new law restricts gun owners to 10 rounds and they must modify, destroy or register any magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The law makes an...
  • Corker, Menendez Push Effort to ‘Neuter’ Trump’s Broadcasting Chief

    11/30/2018 11:27:03 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2018 | Susan Crabtree
    Bill would protect Obama holdovers at VOA, other entities. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) is teeing up another parting shot to President Trump by facilitating an effort to undermine his choice to lead the nation's taxpayer-funded global broadcasting operation, according to several GOP sources. The same day Corker rebuked Trump by supporting a bill forcing the United States to withdraw from Yemen, the vocal Trump critic quietly held a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote approving a bill that would greatly curtail the power of Michael Pack, the incoming new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, or USAGM....
  • Booker says 'I will consider running for president'after just campaigning for Dems in 24 states

    11/26/2018 3:28:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | November 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker just visited 24 -- count 'em, 24 -- states stumping for Democrats in the midterm elections. He contributed $686,000 to House and Senate candidates across the nation. And along the way, New Jersey's dynamic Democrat stopped in all those early presidential primary states, plus a few that look to be big battlegrounds. A dry run for a potential 2020 bid? Even Booker wouldn't quarrel with that. "I will consider running for president," Booker told NJ Advance Media. "That's something that I will do. There's people in New Jersey who are talking to me about...