(CNN) – A woman accused of being a prostitute involved with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez denied those claims in a Spanish-language interview released Monday.
The woman, identified as 21-year-old Yaneisi Fernandez, says she's never met Menendez or worked as a prostitute.
(CNN) - Controversy continues to swirl around New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez - including his relationship with a generous Democratic donor whose plane he took to the Dominican Republic and who has business ties in that Caribbean nation.
Menendez first came under scrutiny shortly before Election Day last fall, when a conservative online publication cited three unidentified sources who claimed the senator had flown on private planes to the Caribbean and during the trip had sex parties with prostitutes.FULL STORY
(CNN) - This story is about a U.S. senator's alleged trips on a private plane to the Caribbean for sex parties with prostitutes.
If it proves to be true, it would most likely topple a powerful politician and affect President Barack Obama's ability to pass legislation. If it is false, it would raise questions about how government watchdog groups and the media handle anonymous tipsters and their information.FULL STORY
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection campaign unveiled a new "Latinos for Obama" initiative Wednesday and sought to portray Republicans as pushing "snake oil" policies harmful to Latinos.
Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Republicans – including the party's presidential contenders – spoke on immigration using "a pejorative language that goes directly to our community."
(CNN) – One day after the Senate voted 89-10 in favor of a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, two senators argued Sunday about whether the House of Representatives wanted to move forward on the legislation.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, accused House Republicans of playing politics and “itching for a fight with Democrats in the White House” while they undermined tax relief provided in the Senate measure.
(CNN) - Two news polls are giving us a better indicator about how voters feel about two Democratic senators up for re-election next year.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, 45 percent of New Jersey voters say they approve of how Sen. Robert Menendez is handling his job, with 38 percent saying they disapprove and 18 percent unsure.
Washington (CNN) - A Democratic senator blasted oil giant ConocoPhillips for using the term "un-American" to describe his proposal to strip tax subsidies from the five largest oil companies in the U.S. and use the savings to pay down the deficit.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, said it is "truly outrageous" for ConocoPhillips to use the term in a press release it issued Wednesday and said he expects the company's top executive to apologize when he appears at a Senate hearing Thursday examining the tax proposal.
Washington (CNN) - A new poll indicates that the approval rating for Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who's up for re-election in 2012, is on the rise.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, 44 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Menendez is doing as one of the Garden State's two U.S. senators, with 36 percent saying they disapprove and one in five not sure. The 44 percent approval rating is up six points from Quinnpiac's last poll, which was conducted in December.
Washington (CNN) - A new poll indicates Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who's up for re-election in 2012, leads by double digits in hypothetical Senate general election matchups against six potential Republican challengers.
According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind survey of New Jersey voters, Menendez lead ranges from ten points over Tom Kean Jr. (44 – 34 percent) and Tea Party movement favorite Michael Doherty (40 – 30 percent) to 21 points over Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (47 – 26 percent). Kean, a state lawmaker and son of a popular former New Jersey governor, lost to Menendez in the state's 2006 election for the Senate.
(CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez said Friday that if the Democratic-controlled Senate agrees to extend all of the Bush-era tax cuts it could be akin to acceding to terrorist demands. Republicans immediately blasted the New Jersey Democrat for his comparison.
Menendez asked at a news conference, "Does the majority not only have a responsibility to get something done but to get something done that makes sense for the country?"