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'This is horrifying': Top New Jersey Democrats call on Bob Menendez to resign after his second indictment

Democrats figured there would be new developments in the Bob Menendez investigation, but the charges are far more serious than any of them anticipated.

       politico.com  2023-09-22 00:00:00

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Current Status: Cassidy Hutchinson Reappears. She Has More Trump Stories to Tell. Cassidy Hutchinson Reappears. She Has More Trump Stories to Tell. – “I would like not to be a hermit,” the former White House aide says upon the publication of a memoir about her journey down a political rabbit hole.

     nytimes.com 2023-09-23 09:01:48

Current Status: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Flirts With the Libertarian Party Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Flirts With the Libertarian Party – Mr. Kennedy sat down with the party’s chair in July, a previously undisclosed meeting, as Democrats fret about a third party bid.

    nytimes.com 2023-09-23 16:55:06

Current Status: The Wrecking-Ball Caucus: How the Far Right Brought Washington to Its Knees The Wrecking-Ball Caucus: How the Far Right Brought Washington to Its Knees – Right-wing Republicans who represent a minority in their party and in Congress have succeeded in sowing mass dysfunction, spoiling for a shutdown, an impeachment and a House coup.

    nytimes.com 2023-09-23 09:01:22

Current Status: Fetterman calls for Menendez to resign Fetterman calls for Menendez to resign – Menendez was indicted for accepting bribes Friday.

    politico.com 2023-09-23 00:00:00

Current Status: Rep. Andy Kim announces he’ll run against NJ Sen. Bob Menendez in wake of his indictment Rep. Andy Kim announces he’ll run against NJ Sen. Bob Menendez in wake of his indictment – New Jersey Democratic Rep. Andy Kim announced Saturday that he’ll run next year against Sen. Bob Menendez in the wake of the senator’s indictment and refusal to step down.

   cnn.com 2023-09-23 19:52:34

Current Status: U.S. Provided Canada With Intelligence on Killing of Sikh Leader U.S. Provided Canada With Intelligence on Killing of Sikh Leader – American intelligence gave assistance, but communications intercepted by Canada were more definitive in linking India to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

   nytimes.com 2023-09-23 19:24:35

Current Status: McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Saturday he still lacks support from a handful of GOP hardliners to put a Republican stopgap measure on the floor next week, making a government shutdown likely with…

   cnn.com 2023-09-23 17:38:34

Current Status: McCarthy reverses on Ukraine aid as GOP scrambles on funding bills McCarthy reverses on Ukraine aid as GOP scrambles on funding bills – The backtrack comes as Republicans try to shore up votes to move forward after two setbacks.

   politico.com 2023-09-23 00:00:00

Current Status: Burgum makes late break for GOP's second debate Burgum makes late break for GOP's second debate – No candidate’s participation is official until confirmed by the RNC.

   politico.com 2023-09-23 00:00:00

Current Status: Biden to join the picket line in UAW strike Biden to join the picket line in UAW strike – His decision to stand alongside the striking workers represents perhaps the most significant display of union solidarity ever by a sitting president.

   politico.com 2023-09-22 00:00:00

Current Status: Jack Smith adds war crimes prosecutor — his deputy from the Hague — to special counsel team Jack Smith adds war crimes prosecutor — his deputy from the Hague — to special counsel team – The special counsel's office is gearing up to put Donald Trump on trial in two criminal cases next year.

   politico.com 2023-09-22 00:00:00

Current Status: John Fetterman Becomes First Senator to Call for Menendez Resignation John Fetterman Becomes First Senator to Call for Menendez Resignation – Fetterman is the first member of the Senate to call for Menendez to resign in the wake of Friday's indictment

   themessenger.com 2023-09-23 20:14:21

Current Status: A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials – The family of a Black high school student in Texas has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state’s governor and attorney general over being suspended by his school district for his…

   apnews.com 2023-09-23 16:16:52

Current Status: How Texas became the new "homebase" for white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups How Texas became the new "homebase" for white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups – Patriot Front led to Texas having the most white supremacist propaganda distributions in the U.S. in 2022, per ADL

   salon.com 2023-09-23 10:00:02

Current Status: Susan Collins tries to steer GOP away from the shutdown cliff Susan Collins tries to steer GOP away from the shutdown cliff – It may be strange for a centrist to be leading on spending strategy for an increasingly conservative party — and House Republicans aren't exactly cheering.

   politico.com 2023-09-23 00:00:00