February 4th, 2013
04:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Woman denies being a prostitute, meeting Menendez

(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.
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Filed under: Robert Menendez • Senate
February 2nd, 2013
11:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Menendez faces scrutiny over ties to Florida doctor

(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.

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Filed under: New Jersey • Robert Menendez
Mystery source, high stakes as Menendez denies prostitutes allegations
January 31st, 2013
09:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Mystery source, high stakes as Menendez denies prostitutes allegations

(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.

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Filed under: Robert Menendez
Obama camp pushes for Latino vote
April 18th, 2012
01:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama camp pushes for Latino vote

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Robert Menendez
Senators trade jabs one day after reaching compromise
December 18th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators trade jabs one day after reaching compromise

(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.
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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama • Robert Menendez • Roy Blunt • Taxes
New numbers in battle for Senate
June 21st, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

New numbers in battle for Senate

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dianne Feinstein • Robert Menendez • Senate
ConocoPhillips angers senator by declaring tax proposal 'un-American'
May 11th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
3 years ago

ConocoPhillips angers senator by declaring tax proposal 'un-American'

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.
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Filed under: Robert Menendez • Senate
Poll: Obama & Menendez numbers heading up
February 9th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Obama & Menendez numbers heading up

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • President Obama • Robert Menendez
NJ poll suggests Menendez leads possible GOP challengers
January 17th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
4 years ago

NJ poll suggests Menendez leads possible GOP challengers

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.
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Filed under: Polls • Robert Menendez
Dem likens working with GOP on taxes to negotiating with 'terrorists'
December 3rd, 2010
07:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Dem likens working with GOP on taxes to negotiating with 'terrorists'

(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?"
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Filed under: GOP • Robert Menendez • Taxes
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