Bob Menendez

Questions loom over possible Franken ethics probe

<b>Slideshow by USA Today</b><p>The Senate Ethics Committee is poised to investigate sexual harassment allegations against a sitting senator for the first time …

Government

The week in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Jackson, Alabama, on Tuesday. Moore has been accused by multiple women of pursuing sexual relationships with them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s. Moore has denied the mounting allegations.<p>Beverly …

Photography

Sen. Menendez only 'groped' the public trust. Are we really OK with that? | Will Bunch

One thing you have to love about New Jersey: It’s a state that never ceases to laugh in the face of its many stereotypes. That was on display last …

Philadelphia

Looking toward election after Menendez’s ‘Resurrection Day’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s political fate in next year’s crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may …

Upstate South Carolina

Shore up flood insurance program, but keep it affordable | Editorial | NOLA.com

The flood insurance legislation passed Tuesday (Nov. 15) by the U.S. House of Representatives is a much better bill for Louisiana and other …

Flood Insurance

The Menendez case: A double standard vs. Roy Moore?

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't take questions after he spoke to the media following the declaration of a mistrial Thursday in the federal case against …

New Jersey

Despite Menendez mistrial, public corruption cases aren't dead

<b>Newark, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.<p>"Thanks to the US Supreme Court for …

Corruption

The Secret Procedure for the Queen's Death

The queen's private secretary will start an urgent phone tree. Parliament will call an emergency session. Commercial radio stations will watch …

Government

Don't feast on edible marijuana until you read this

Will you be having a bit of marijuana with your bacon? Or a pinch of it in your coffee? Or a dab in the syrup you’ll pour on your pancakes?<p>The choice …

Cannabis

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Updated:Friday, November 17 2017 5:17 PM EST2017-11-17 22:17:45 GMT<p>A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the …

Montana

Check out Bob Menendez' latest explanation for why he was "persecuted"

As Ed Morrissey pointed out yesterday, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is off the hook… <i>for now</i>. Even if there isn’t another corruption trial to come …

Conservative View

New US weather satellite launched from California

AP National News VideoMore>><p>Do ya think I'm sexy? New York City cabbies smirk and smolder their way through tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar<p>Do ya think …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Friday's Mini-Report, 11.17.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:<p>* This is quite a story: “A Panama tower carries Trump’s name and ties to organized crime.”<p>* In case you missed the …

Donald Trump

Court ruling ratchets pressure on transportation agency to limit climate pollution

An appellate court on Thursday issued a ruling that finds the San Diego Association of Government must thoroughly address greenhouse gases in its …

Climate

Menendez: 10 Jurors ‘Did Not Believe Any of the Charges’

WEST NEW YORK — The morning after he survived a corruption trial because of a hung jury, Sen. Bob Menendez was back in action.<p>He appeared at a health …

New Jersey Politics

How Bob Menendez’s friends helped him steer clear of jail

‘Gifts to cultivate friendship are not bribes,” Abbe Lowell said in his closing in defense of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez — and enough jurors agreed …

Corruption

Tax reform cleared the House. Here’s the plan to kill it in the Senate.

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p>Friday’s dispatch: The real …

Al Franken

Today in OpenGov: A new age for political corruption?

In today's edition, you can become a citizen cosponsor of the HONEST Ads Act, WikiLeaks might cause more trouble for the extended Trump family, …

Ryan Zinke

City needs to rescue the downtown library

I am writing to express my outrage at the condition of the downtown Central Library and the appalling conditions under which the city is expecting …

San Diego

The 4 biggest stories in politics this week

Tax cuts progress while safe Senate seats don’t look so safe.<p>The tax overhaul freight train barreled ahead this week with greater speed than most people realize. A massive, contentious bill passed the House with relatively little trouble, and an equally massive, even more contentious bill went …

Politics

What the Senate tax bill would do for sexual harassment victims

An amendment to the tax reform bill working its way through Congress would deny businesses the ability to write off sexual harassment settlements as business expenses.<p>The Senate tax bill, passed by the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, includes an amendment that says businesses cannot deduct …

Feminism

Media Asks About Roy Moore THIRTEEN TIMES MORE Than Franken At WH Briefing

The White House correspondents present at Thursday’s briefing asked 13 times more questions about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore than Democratic …

Al Franken

NJ cities participate in first-ever ‘Sleep Out America’

Top StoriesNew Jersey Top StoriesMore>><p>Posted:Friday, November 17 2017 5:29 AM EST2017-11-17 10:29:45 GMT<p>The owner of a Dunkin' Donuts in Paterson …

New Jersey

Liberals' Sudden Concern About Bill Clinton's Behavior Is Cynical

A number of notable liberals have recently decided to start taking allegations of sexual assault against former President Bill Clinton seriously. …

Bill Clinton

Issa crossed party lines, leaving Hunter as the only San Diego representative in favor of GOP tax bill

Four of San Diego County’s five members of Congress voted against a GOP tax overhaul bill, with Republican Darrell Issa crossing party lines to side …

Donald Trump

Senators’ Calls for Ethics Probes Puts Focus on Secretive Panel

McConnell, others urge Senate committee to investigate Franken, Menendez, Moore; panel does most of its work behind closed doors<p>WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for ethics investigations into two Democratic senators and a Republican candidate is putting a spotlight on a …

U.S. Congress

Kellyanne Conway: Trump Reacted to Franken But Not Roy Moore Because Moore Story ‘Old’

Last night, President <b>Donald Trump</b> thought it would be a good idea to comment on yesterday’s bombshell revelation that Sen. <b>Al Franken</b> (D-MN) forcibly …

Donald Trump

Former Fox News Personality Questions Trump's Hypocrisy over Al Franken

The hypocrisy is astounding, actually.<p>Are you outraged by the Roy Moore accusations? Are you more outraged by the revelations about Senator Al …

Conservative View

Al Franken To The Rescue

Since last week, the political news has been dominated not by the Bob Menendez corruption trial, not by the fight to pass tax reform in the House, …

Conservative View

It’s been 155 years since the Senate expelled a member. Could Roy Moore be next?

If one needed another example of just how rare this moment is in American politics, one should pay attention to what US Senate majority leader Mitch …

Boston