Federal Probe Into NJ Senator Menendez Widens To Include Help To Fugitive Bankers

By: Friday January 24, 2014 7:35 am

Already under investigation for trying to help a contributor who may have been defrauding Medicare, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is reportedly facing another federal criminal probe this time focusing on his relationship with two fugitive bankers from Ecuador.

William and Roberto Isaias were sentenced in abstentia for embezzling millions from Filanbanco, a bank they ran that collapsed in Ecuador. The United States has so far refused to hand them over to Ecuador despite an Interpol international arrest warrant and recommendations from officials within the State Department to return the convicted bankers back to Ecuador.

 

Other Democrats Push Back on Senator Menendez’s Attempt to Undermine Iran Talks

By: Friday December 20, 2013 6:53 am

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez attempted to sabotage the talks going on now between the United States and Iran by pushing for new sanctions. The sabotage effort is not going over well as 10 Democratic Committee chairs have now told Menendez to back off. Menendez’s motivation seems to be pandering to right wing interest groups and an attempt to be relevant.

Late Night: And How Would You Know, Roger Stone?

By: Friday May 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Gee, it’s all fun and games until the FBI gets involved, eh, Roger Stone?

The FBI’s Political Decision to Put Assata Shakur on Its List of ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 10:40 am

The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s demonization of her for continuing to openly espouse radical political views, while in exile outside of the United States.

Roger Stone’s Defense of The Daily Caller Calls Attention to Stone Himself

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:22 pm

The latest turn in the implosion of the Daily Caller‘s months-long effort to smear US Senator Robert Menendez has been the sudden self-injection of none other than Roger Stone into the public debate on this topic, via a series of somewhat desperate-sounding late-Sunday night tweets, all done in the space of an hour.

Did The Daily Caller Suborn Perjury to Smear Robert Menendez?

By: Sunday March 24, 2013 5:20 pm

Did Roger Stone and/or The Daily Caller suborn perjury to smear Bob Menendez? Paging Peggy Noonan! After all, she’s the one who said that it’s irresponsible not to speculate.

Late Night: Smears, Lies, and The Daily Caller

By: Friday March 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Just as I was typing this post, word came that The Daily Caller is now learning the hard way that engaging in rodent fornication can result in one’s contracting rat syphilis.

Obama Announcement on DREAM Relief Marred by Right-Wing Heckler

By: Friday June 15, 2012 1:35 pm

President Obama outlined his decision on immigration policy today, granting relief and work permits for approximately 800,000 “DREAMers” brought to America as children. And in the middle of his announcement, Neil Munro, a writer for the right-wing Daily Caller, interrupted the President and asked him why he was taking the side of foreigners over Americans.

As President Obama laid this out today, it became clear that opposition to the DREAM Act is rooted in basically bullying or misplaced anger, which became evident with Munro’s interruption.

Prescription Drug Reimportation Amendment Fails Again in Senate

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 4:00 pm

The Senate has spent the day on a must-pass FDA bill that reauthorizes a user fee from drug companies to finance FDA operations, in addition to making other changes to how the FDA deals with drug shortages. The bill is primed for passage in the House, so if it can get through the Senate without much controversy, it’s pretty well assured of a trip to the President’s desk. Which means that it was time for another round of failure on the common-sense proposal to reimport cheap and safe pharmaceuticals from Canada and elsewhere.

Donovan Acknowledges Banks Gaming HARP 2.0 to Increase Profits

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 7:00 pm

The design of HARP 2.0 has artificially profited banks at the expense of homeowners. The banks, in a very strange and apparently coordinated manner, have unilaterally decided that they will only perform HARP refis for underwater borrowers on the loans they already service. This eliminates competition for those loans. And the immediate effect of that is higher costs for underwater borrowers, who are trapped and cannot get a refi with anyone but their old servicer. So the servicers raise the interest rates they offer on the refi. In some documented cases, the closing costs, which are almost entirely profit for the bank, are higher than the savings on the refinance.

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