Menendez has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and longtime friend of the senator’s, in exchange for a stream of political favors.
The senator has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied Sunday he betrayed the public’s trust, saying once the facts are known, “I know that I will be vindicated and that we will win.”
Federal prosecutors have reportedly been looking into whether Menendez accepted pricy gifts from a longtime friend and ophthalmologist in Florida in exchange for his influence on a couple of issues, including a Medicare billing dispute.
Officials said the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter calling for attacks on police officers and soldiers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and France.
But Sen. Robert Menendez said Sunday it won’t be easy to build diplomatic relations, saying he won’t be able to garner the necessary votes to appoint an ambassador or secure funding for an embassy in Cuba.
Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.
High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba.
The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in New Jersey, where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt, but many other people still unable to return to their homes.
The Highway Trust Fund’s bankruptcy could delay ongoing projects like the construction on I-80, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Frank Pallone and others held a news conference in Asbury Park on Wednesday to express their concerns about allowing drilling in the federal government’s next five-year energy plan, which begins in 2017.
“He still has a long way to go,” Morgan’s publicist said in a statement Friday.
Sen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said consumers should be better protected and retailers who fail to safeguard information should be held accountable.
Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.
Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller in West New York, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long.