Bob Menendez

The DACA deal that Congress is still working on in spite of Trump, explained

When President Trump famously called African countries “shitholes” (or perhaps “shithouses”) in a White House meeting Thursday, he wasn’t just ranting. He was criticizing a proposed immigration deal struck by a bipartisan group of US senators — the only bipartisan proposal so far that could provide …

Immigration

Nearly All Coastal Governors Denounce Plan to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling

Politicians from coastal states around the country continue to call for their states to be exempt from the Trump administration's proposed expansion …

Ryan Zinke

SWEET: Durbin says, "I stand by every word I said"

WASHINGTON — After two GOP senators on Sunday shows disputed Sen. Dick Durbin’s account that President Donald Trump used the phrase “shithole …

Chicago

Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.<p>Incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and outgoing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of the Garden State …

Politics

Democrats Condemned Trump's Language and Signed on to His Policy

This week, Senators Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., went to the White House to discuss immigration policy with President Donald …

Liberal View

Mike Huckabee Mocks ‘Nancy Schmancy': So Fancy She'd Put Caviar on a Five Guys Burger

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took a shot at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, mocking her for remarks in which she compared a …

Conservative View

New Jersey pols to DOJ: Keep internet gambling legal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal lawmakers from both parties in New Jersey are asking the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal.<p>In a letter Thursday, the lawmakers urged the department not to rescind its 2011 legal opinion that internet gambling is permissible under federal …

Business

Photos of the Week: Ice Cold to 60s, a Happy Alabama Fan and More as Full Congress Returns

The week of Jan. 8 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers<p>The House returned to Washington this week (after the Senate gaveled in last week), …

Politics

Senate Finance Dems want more transparency on trade from Trump

Senate Finance Committee Democrats on Friday called on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of …

U.S. Congress

Interview: Alleged attacks on U.S. diplomats "pretext" for Cuban policy rollback -- analyst - Xinhua

HAVANA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The alleged acoustic attacks on U.S. personnel in Cuba have been a "pretext" used by the administration of U.S. President …

News (China)

Trump says some immigrants from 'shithole countries' as he rejects bipartisan deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, using vulgar terms, rejected a pitch Thursday from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.<p>"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?" Trump …

Politics

Pelosi: 'White guys' leading DACA talks should open a 'hamburger stand'

Her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, called the Californian's comments 'offensive.'<p>Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi complained Thursday that immigration negotiations are being led by "five white guys" — and was quickly rebuked by her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, himself one of those white guys …

U.S. Congress

Here are the key players in Congress on immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The fight over how to address several high-profile immigration issues has splintered congressional negotiators into different groups with competing proposals, some pushing the discussion toward party extremes and others trying to find a bipartisan middle ground.<p>As the President's …

U.S. Congress

Nikki Haley for president? UN diplomats think Trump's envoy has her own ambitions

(Bloomberg) — Nikki Haley keeps delivering for Donald Trump.<p>Whether leading efforts to isolate North Korea or hailing cuts to the United Nations …

North Korea

DACA reinstatement throws lawmakers for a loop

But members of both parties insist the onus remains to reach a deal soon to protect Dreamers.<p>Lawmakers from both parties insisted Wednesday that they're still racing to reach a deal on Dreamers — despite a court ruling the night before temporarily reinstating the immigration program that President …

Politics

US sanctions hinder Iranian protesters’ ability to organize online

Iran responded to the groundswell of protests that emerged in the new year by clamping down on popular social media and messaging apps used by …

Iran

Cuba reacts to Rubio hearing on Havana diplomats’ health problems

Cuba reacted harshly Tuesday to the Senate subcommittee hearing convened by Sen. Marco Rubio, saying its intent wasn’t to gather facts but rather to …

Cuba

'Perplexing' Cuba noise 'attacks' continue to baffle State Department

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a year after US diplomats in Havana, Cuba, began reporting to embassy officials that they were hearing bizarre noises and experiencing a range of physical symptoms, the State Department and federal investigators have been unable to attribute the source or cause of the ailments, …

Government

Tax surprises: Check out this list of individual tax deductions that are just gone

Investment fees are a reality of Wall Street, whether you pay a registered investment adviser, broker, or a low-cost money management firm (i.e. …

Business

Trump will have to re-nominate Manchester for Bahamas appointment

President Donald Trump must re-nominate San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under a rule that sends back to the …

Federal Election Commission

Trump's new TV show -- genius at work

A Trump charm and, yes, intelligence lit up television screens all over America on Tuesday afternoon.The extraordinary bipartisan meeting showcased …

Donald Trump

Net Neutrality Bill Gains Enough Support to Force Floor Vote, But 17 Senate Dems Still Uncommitted

Open internet defenders in the Senate reached a crucial milestone on Monday when Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced she will co-sponsor …

Liberal View

Editorial: No drilling off the Jersey Shore

CLOSE<p>The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up …

Environment

John Kelly leading White House's immigration effort in congressional negotiations

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has tasked chief of staff John Kelly with shepherding his immigration proposals through Congress, several administration officials and others familiar with the situation say, in the hopes the retired Marine general can help him fulfill core campaign promises ahead of …

U.S. Politics

Confidential deals can obscure sexual misconduct allegations against doctors as Cleveland Clinic case shows

The Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's largest and most renowned hospitals, knew of at least two cases in which one of its surgeons was accused of raping patients but kept him on the staff while reaching a confidential settlement, a USA TODAY investigation has found.<p>Ryan Williams, a colorectal …

Cleveland

Pharma exec with ties to Christie considers running against Menendez

A pharmaceutical executive with deep ties to Gov. Chris Christie is considering a Republican run for Senate against Democrat Bob Menendez.<p>Celgene Executive Chairman Bob Hugin's name was first floated by former New Jersey politics blogger and Bridgegate conspirator David Wildstein, who noticed …

Jim Cramer

Former NJ Governor Brendan Byrne Passes Away at 93

Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne, most known for the establishment of casino gambling in Atlantic City and his work to preserve the Pine Barrens …

New Jersey Politics

New Jersey recalls med waste harm in opposing oil drilling

New Jersey fears the damage from an offshore oil spill would be much worse than the hit its tourism economy took from a spate of medical waste …

Business

Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Sentence for Doctor Tied to Menendez Case

Menendez awaiting word from DOJ on possible retrial for his own case<p>The Florida eye doctor tied to embattled Sen. Robert Menendez’s hung corruption …

Politics

NJ Politics Digest: Christie Bridgegate Lawyer Named Interim US Attorney

One of Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyers for the Bridgegate scandal has landed a job as New Jersey’s top federal prosecutor.<p>Attorney General Jeff …

New Jersey Politics