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Menendez claims innocence after indictment

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:36 Written by
Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors indicted Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges on Wednesday for allegedly using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts​, according to the Justice Department. The case, brought by the Justice Department's public integrity unit, sets up a high-stakes battle between a New Jersey senator who has fought off investigations for years, and federal prosecutors and the FBI who have spent years
ISIS publication points to Rick Santorum among militants' enemies
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:24 Written by
— Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been outspoken as he prepares for a likely presidential bid about the threats that he sees from militants calling themselves the Islamic State. It turns out, the militants have been listening. In the latest issue of a magazine produced by the organization, Islamic State militants quoted Santorum under the headline, "In the words of the enemy." The article describes Santorum as "Catholic crusader and American politician." It quotes
Sen. Reid's Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Scramble
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:08 Written by
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York. The two are longtime colleagues and former housemates in a group home on Capitol Hill who have clashed for power in the past. This time, Durbin stood aside in the hours before Reid's retirement became public Friday morning, throwing his backing to…
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Expects Continued Menendez Role
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:08 Written by
Sen. Reid's Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Scramble Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 18:35 PM Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate . . . Menendez's Fate Could Sharpen GOP's Edge in Senate Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 16:53 PM Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's indictment on corruption charges on Wednesday raised the possibility of Republ . . . Scott Brown: Obama…
Republicans slap Obama over Iran talks extension
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:07 Written by
Washington (CNN)Republicans on Wednesday rebuked President Barack Obama for refusing to walk away from nuclear talks with Iran after negotiators in Switzerland missed a key deadline. The Obama administration said earlier in the day that talks would be extended for a second time, to Thursday, after world powers haggling with Iran failed to conclude a political framework agreement by Tuesday's target date. Republicans are seizing on the delay as a new line of attack in
Republicans slaps Obama over Iran talks extension
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:01 Written by
Washington (CNN)Republicans on Wednesday rebuked President Barack Obama for refusing to walk away from nuclear talks with Iran after negotiators in Switzerland missed a key deadline. The Obama administration said earlier in the day that talks would be extended for a second time, to Thursday, after world powers haggling with Iran failed to conclude a political framework agreement by Tuesday's target date. Republicans are seizing on the delay as a new line of attack in
INSTAGRAM FUROR Students suspended for posting teacher's mug shot
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:46 Written by
Three Memphis middle school students were disciplined for posting teacher Tiffany Jackson's mugshot, pictured above, to Instagram. Three Tennessee middle school students were suspended earlier this week after posting their teacher's mug shot on Instagram, prompting one mom to ask why an adult's legal troubles put her son in hot water. Shanna Richardson said her son, an eighth grade student at Highland Oaks Middle School in Memphis, was issued a three-day suspension
Sen. Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:21 Written by
Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors indicted Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges on Wednesday for allegedly using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts​, according to the Justice Department. The case, brought by the Justice Department's public integrity unit, sets up a high-stakes battle between a New Jersey senator who has fought off investigations for years, and federal prosecutors and the FBI who have spent years
INSTAGRAM INSOLENCE Students suspended for posting teacher's mug shot
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:20 Written by
Three Memphis middle school students were disciplined for posting teacher Tiffany Jackson's mugshot, pictured above, to Instagram. Three Tennessee middle school students were suspended earlier this week after posting their teacher's mug shot on Instagram, prompting one mom to ask why an adult's legal troubles put her son in hot water. Shanna Richardson said her son, an eighth grade student at Highland Oaks Middle School in Memphis, was issued a three-day suspension
Grand jury indicts Menendez on corruption charges
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:06 Written by
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on 14 federal corruption charges, including allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper gifts and campaign contributions in exchange for using his office to help a close friend and donor involved in a multi-million dollar billing dispute with the federal government. The 14-count indictment against Menendez was handed down by a federal grand jury in Newark on Wednesday afternoon. Story Continued Below

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