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Judge Refuses to Drop Sen. Menendez Bribery Charges, Sending Trial to a Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:33pm 10/16/2017 at 5:33pm
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Embattled Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez will now face a jury for 18 counts of bribery and corruption after a federal judge refused to drop any of the charges Monday.

This is the second time Menendez’s request to dismiss the charges has been denied.

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Testimony in Dem Senator Menendez trial alleges he provided visa help to Democrat donor’s girlfriends

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00am 9/12/2017 at 7:00am
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Monday marked Day 3 in the trial of New Jersey Democratic Senator Menendez. Menendez was charged with corruption for allegedly using his office to dole out favors for wealthy Democratic donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for campaign cash.

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Sen. Menendez Denied Request for Breaks in His Upcoming Corruption Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 9/1/2017 at 6:00pm
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It’s been two years since Sen. Menendez was indicted on corruption charges and try as he might, he can’t seem to get himself out of this mess.

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey was investigated by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice and accused of using his federal office to help wealthy...

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Chris Christie Commutes Sentence of Marine Convicted On Gun Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/16/2017 at 2:00pm

This is good news.  Chris Christie has commuted the sentence of a former Marine from Virginia who was convicted in New Jersey on gun charges.

The Marine Corps Times reports:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday commuted t...

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SCOTUS Refuses to Dismiss Corruption Charges Levied Against Democratic Sen. Menendez

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/20/2017 at 4:00pm

It’s been almost two years since Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted by a grand jury and charged with fourteen felony counts of criminal corruption.

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey was investigated by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice and accused of using his federal office to help wealthy dentist and long-time...

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Chris Christie Asks State Insurance Company to Use Reserves for Charity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/1/2017 at 3:00pm

New Jersey Governor gave his 2018 Budget Address on Monday and asked the state’s largest health insurance company, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, to set up a charitable fund to help provide funds to treat those with opiate addiction:

“I am confident Horizon will embrace this opportunity and partner with us to...

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Bridgegate: No Criminal Misconduct Charges Against Chris Christie

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11:00am 1/29/2017 at 11:00am

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Chris Christie was a serious contender for the presidency, and here we are, four or five years later, and he’s counting his lucky stars that the prosecutor decided against filing criminal misconduct charges against him regarding Bridgegate.

Reuters reports:

New Jersey prosecutors on Friday said they...

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Two Former Chris Christie Aides Found Guilty in BridgeGate Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/4/2016 at 7:00pm

The lane-closure scandal dubbed “Bridgegate” which tainted New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie’s presidential bid, rendered two convictions Friday.

Christie maintains he was unaware of the dubious plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, just outside of Manhattan.

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Thankful Terrorists Used Bombs, Not Guns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 5:34pm 9/19/2016 at 5:34pm

On Saturday night, a pressure bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, leaving 29 people injured.

Despite that pesky fact, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is thankful it was a BOMB, not a gun.

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Police Capture Ahmad Khan Rahami, Suspect in New York Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:47am 9/19/2016 at 11:47am

The police have captured Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the Chelsea bombing on Saturday night, after a shootout with the police in New Jersey.

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New Jersey Goes Full Nanny State: Considers Bill to Fine Coffee-Drinking “Distracted” Drivers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/8/2016 at 5:00pm

Oh, New Jersey.

Shortly after I moved to New York I had to drive to Atlantic City for work. I’d missed the memo that private citizens are forbidden from pumping their own gas because that’s a union job in New Jersey. Needless to say, after a very heated discussion with the gas-pumper,...

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Add New Jersey to list of states boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 27, 2016 at 8:00pm 6/27/2016 at 8:00pm

Just over a week ago I reported how Rhode Island legislature passes anti-BDS law, becoming the 10th state to pass legislation exercising the state’s right not to subsidize the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

The forms of such legislation in various states focus on pension investments by and/or contracting with state agencies....

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