New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is reportedly facing corruption charges due to using the power of his office to do special favors for a large donor. The donor, Salomon Melgen, is an ophthalmologist who had some of the highest Medicare billings in the country. The Department of Justice is reportedly concerned with Menendez’s efforts to [...]
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday May 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
Gee, it’s all fun and games until the FBI gets involved, eh, Roger Stone?
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Phoenix Woman 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.
|By: Phoenix Woman 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.
|By: Phoenix Woman 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.