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2 hrs ago | Roll Call

Key Senator Warns He Might Block Iraq Arms Sales Again

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., feuded with the administration over a $6 billion sale of Apache helicopters to Iraq earlier this year, when he played a key role in blocking the deal for a while .

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5 hrs ago | Roll Call

Congressional Meddling May Derail Victory Over Iran | Commentary

At every critical moment along the diplomatic path to a resolution of Iran's nuclear program, vocal members of Congress have threatened to impose new sanctions that could torpedo the process.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Eliot Engel, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Iran, World News, Senator Ted Cruz

9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Democrats, Republicans in Congress deadlocked on border crisis

Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalemated amid a fresh round of political brinkmanship that is likely to prolong the crisis and increase federal costs involved.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Robert Menendez, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Democrats at odds over Big Oil's bid for East Coast drilling

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is an advocate for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in the US.

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National Journal

U.S. Senate Panel Backs Vietnam Nuclear Trade Pact, But Tightens Conditions

Students look at a model of a Russian nuclear power plant on display at an international nuclear power exhibition held in Hanoi in 2012.

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Roll Call

Bob Dole, Veterans Groups Push Disabilities Treaty

Despite remaining short of the 67 votes needed to ratify the United Nation's disability treaty, disabled veterans groups are pushing for a vote to identify the holdouts.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Harry Reid, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

The Jersey Journal

Fulop touts benefits of light rail system to Congress

Mayor Steve Fulop gives the keynote speech during the Hudson County Drug Court 12th Graduation and Commencement at the William J. Brennan Courthouse rotunda on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Paramus Post

Pascrell Hinchliffe Stadium Bill Passes House Unanimously

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced that the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act , legislation Rep. Pascrell introduced that would make Paterson's Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously.

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Foreign Policy

Europe Treads Cautious Path in Confronting Russia

Despite calls for an arms embargo against Russia in light of the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine last week that killed nearly 300 people, the European Union on Tuesday chose to stick with incremental measures to push Moscow to rein in Ukrainian separatists.

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The Hill

Key Senate Dems to Obama: Broaden Russian sanctions

Three Senate committee chairmen are urging President Obama to impose broad sanctions against Russia's defense, energy and financial firms in response to Russia's involvement in the downing of Flight MH17 last week.

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NJ.com

NJ Politics Roundup: Christie gun protest in Connecticut, Fulop allegations, and more

About 150 protesters - including several dozen from Newtown, Conn. site of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School - gathered on a quiet street in Greenwich where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was attending a fund raiser for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley.

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Related Topix: Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Robert Menendez, Democrat, US Senate, New Jersey

The Jersey Journal

Ralph Froehlich, longest-serving sheriff in NJ history, was told in 1970s he'd never win...

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, who died Sunday, is seen at a 2013 press conference pleading with Congress to increase restrictions on guns.

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Cybercast News Service

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an immigration crisis at the nation's Southern border.

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ABC News

2008 Law Unexpectedly at Center of Border Debate

Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an immigration crisis at the nation's Southern border.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Instapundit

Will Obama Heed Call Among Dems for 'Stronger, Stiffer Sanctions' Slapped Quickly on Putin?

A notable word was missing from President Obama's brief statement on Ukraine on the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning: sanctions.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Asia, US News, Vladimir Putin, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate

US News & World Report

Sanctions Give Obama Leverage in Iran Nuclear Talks

The United States and other world powers extended the deadline to reach a comprehensive final agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program to November 24, 2014.

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The Jersey Journal

Menendez: $295K grant for Bayonne firefighters marks 'promise kept'

In front of shining fire engines and flanked by firefighters and local officials at Bayonne Fire Headquarters, New Jersey's senior United States Senator Robert Menendez ceremoniously awarded a federal grant totaling $295,291 to the city's fire department.

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News12.com

NJ lawmakers speak at rally for Israel

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Leonard Lance were among those who spoke Monday morning at a rally supporting Israel amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.

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The Columbian

In Our View: Sound Bites vs. Solutions

The dichotomy should come as no surprise. Last week, a headline about a Gallup poll suggested that many Americans think immigration is the nation's most pressing problem.

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Cybercast News Service

Sen. Menendez Urges 'Far More Significant Response' to Russia

Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Democratic Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he advocated stronger sanctions against Russia, even before a passenger jet was shot out of the sky over a Russian-backed area of Ukraine: "So, for me, I think that the West, including the United States, has to have a far more significant ... (more)

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