Federal authorities accuse Menendez of acting as foreign agent
Federal authorities unveiled a superseding indictment Thursday against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez accusing the senator of acting as a foreign agent for Egypt while serving as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York alleges Menendez, a Democrat, used his power as the committee’s chair to […]
Fetterman may pursue expulsion of ‘defiant’ Menendez from U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Sen. John Fetterman said Thursday he would be open to expelling New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from the Senate. “Now that it’s confirmed that he’s not going to go the honorable way. You know, I would like to pursue whatever avenues are available,” Fetterman told reporters. Menendez spoke privately […]
Menendez to address U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday about his indictment
WASHINGTON — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will address his Democratic colleagues in a closed-door meeting Thursday amid growing calls for him to resign following a federal indictment. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he was “deeply disappointed, disturbed” after reading the indictment, which charged Menendez with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy […]
Menendez urged to step down by a growing number of U.S. Senate Democrats
WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption charges for the second time. WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption […]
Casey, Dean join calls for Menendez to resign
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-4th District) called on New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to resign, joining fellow Pennsylvania Democrats Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (12th District). “Public service is a sacred trust,” Casey said in a statement Tuesday. “The specific allegations set forth in the federal […]
Pennsylvania Rep. Summer Lee joins calls for Menendez to step down
U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (D-12th District) on Monday joined calls for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to resign. Federal prosecutors indicted Menendez last week on bribery and fraud charges, saying he took cash, gold, and gifts in exchange for using his political influence to help associates. “Senator Menendez must resign,” Lee said in a statement. “Corruption […]
Fetterman calls for Menendez to resign
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is calling for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to step down, following news that the New Jersey Democrat has been indicted on charges he took cash, gold, and gifts in exchange for using his political influence to help associates. “Senator Menendez should resign. He’s entitled to the presumption of innocence under […]
Sen. Menendez of NJ faces bribery, related offenses in second criminal case
Federal authorities have indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for the second time, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and attempt to disrupt criminal probes into allies. Menendez, a Democrat facing reelection next year, was charged with one count each of conspiracy to […]
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver dies at 71
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver, who made history as the first Black woman to lead the state Assembly, has died, her family announced Tuesday. Oliver, 71, has been hospitalized since at least Monday. Her family did not disclose her cause of death or other details. “She was not only a distinguished public servant […]
N.J. lawsuit challenges law that shields home addresses of judges, law enforcement
The law is is unconstitutional when applied to journalists seeking to report on public officials, the litigation argues.
Effort to expand tax incentives for wind power in New Jersey moves forward despite outcry
Protester packed the statehouse to urge lawmakers to block a tax credit bill.
N.J. activists, business leaders testify on plan to regulate ‘forever chemicals’
During a nearly two hour hearing Thursday on so-called forever chemicals, environmental activists applauded a bill that would regulate the substances while business leaders questioned how feasible regulations would be.