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Mike Pompeo: ‘Soft Policy’ Towards Russian ‘Aggression’ Is ‘Now Over’

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has abandoned the “soft policy” that has allowed Russia to “act aggressively” towards the United States, Mike Pompeo, the nominee for Secretary of State, declared during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, suggesting that the former commander-in-chief treated the Kremlin with leniency.

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Harry Reid Named in Court Filing in Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pushed the Obama White House to help Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in getting the federal government to back off a Medicare fraud criminal scheme involving a major Menendez supporter, efforts for which Menendez will stand trial in federal court next week on public corruption charges.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Citing the …

Menendez to AIPAC: Steve Bannon a ‘White Nationalist’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) took aim at President Donald Trump Chief White House Strategist Stephen K. Bannon on Tuesday, falsely claiming that “white nationalist dog whistles” were being “blown by Steve Bannon in the West Wing.”


Sen. Menendez Faces Federal Corruption Trial, Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

WASHINGTON—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has lost his final opportunity for a federal appeals court to spare him from multiple corruption indictments, leaving him with only the hope of an intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid a trial on 22 felonies that could send him to prison for years.

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Sen. Robert Menendez Defies Obama, Rejects Iran Nuke Deal

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced on Tuesday that he is not supporting President Obama’s Iran deal, becoming the second Democratic Senator to do so, joining Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in refuting the accord.

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From Bob Corker to Obama, Iran Deal is ‘Failure Theater’ All the Way Down

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate on Thursday to defend his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. As expected, he took a great deal of heat from irate Republicans, plus a few skeptical Democrats, notably Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The headline-grabbing moment came when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said John Kerry had been “fleeced” by the Iranians.

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Menendez: Iran Deal ‘Fails To Appreciate Iran’s History of Deception’

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) argued the Iran deal “fails to appreciate Iran’s history of deception in its nuclear program” and “commits the international community, over time, to assisting Iran in developing an industrial-scale nuclear power program” before the Senate Foreign


Menendez: ‘Our Red Lines to the Iranians Seem to be Green Lights’

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) argued “our red lines to the Iranians seem to be green lights” on Wednesday’s “Wolf” on CNN. Menendez, after hearing a portion of Thomas Friedman’s op-ed where Friedman argues “It keeps feeling as if it’s always

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Harry Reid Says He’s Blind in His Right Eye

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Univision he’s effectively “sightless” in his right eye despite over eleven hours of surgery after what he’s claimed was “a brutal exercise injury” he sustained at his home in Nevada.


Sen. Boxer: Iran Cannot Be Trusted ‘For One Second’

Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) both praised and chastised fellow Democrat and Secretary of State John Kerry during Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. On Iran, Boxer said point-blank that Iran cannot be trusted “for one second.” She then went on to clarify her belief that while the people of Iran could be trusted, the government and regime cannot be.


Menendez: Obama Iran Rhetoric Sounds ‘Straight Out Of Tehran’

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) criticized the Obama administration’s Iran rhetoric for sounding “like talking points that come straight out of Tehran” and supporting “the Iranian narrative of victimization” before a Senate hearing on Wednesday. “The more I hear from the

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Obama, Bob Menendez Fight over Iran Sanctions Gets Personal

Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors.


Dem Senator Criticizes Obama’s ‘Secret Diplomacy’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) criticized President Barack Obama’s “secret diplomacy” with Cuba and Iran. When asked if he was included in the talks with Cuba, Menendez said, “I knew nothing about them, and this