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July 27, 1987
Energetic Robert Menendez, youthful though he is, is in his element at a birthday party at a senior citizens' home across the street from City Hall. The 33-year-old mayor of Union City, N.J., moves easily among the half a dozen tables, chatting in English at one, Spanish at the next. It is a metaphor for Menendez's bicultural brand of politics. He walks easily in two worlds, one Anglo, the other Latino. "I have tried never to forget where I came from," he says.
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March 15, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials are pursuing two parallel investigations into the relationship between Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and a wealthy political donor, with a grand jury investigation underway in South Florida and a public corruption review by special prosecutors in Washington, according to sources close to the matter. The dual investigations are designed to sift through allegations that Menendez, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, aided Dr. Salomon Melgen, a South Florida ophthalmologist, in his business dealings in return for political contributions.
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September 18, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a harsh confrontation Wednesday with former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), a New Jersey Democrat introduced an unusual motion to ban him from the House floor and its environs until an investigation into Dornan's challenge of last fall's election results is complete. The surprise request by Rep.
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February 1, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez, the powerful New Jersey Democrat who this week was named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is facing a Senate ethics probe into whether he accepted inappropriate gifts from a wealthy Florida eye surgeon who is under FBI investigation. The Senate Ethics Committee is conducting a preliminary investigation of two trips Menendez took to a luxury beach resort in the Dominican Republic in August and September 2010 as a guest of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime friend and political donor.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a harsh confrontation Wednesday with former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), a New Jersey Democrat introduced an unusual motion to ban him from the House floor and its environs until an investigation into Dornan's challenge of last fall's election results is complete. The surprise request by Rep.
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April 28, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama on Wednesday dismissed Arizona's tough new anti-immigration law as a "shortcut" that will merely inflame the debate "instead of solving the problem." In an impromptu session with reporters at the back of his plane, Obama described the law as a product of "people's frustrations about the border." Although the president sympathized in part, saying we now have "hundreds of thousands of people coming in" who are "not playing by the rules," he said Arizona had chosen the wrong approach.
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January 30, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani and Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a key player in the effort to overhaul immigration laws, denied allegations that he consorted with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic with a longtime friend and campaign donor whose South Florida office was raided by the FBI. FBI agents carted away records from the West Palm Beach office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist, on Tuesday night. A federal law enforcement official said Melgen was “one of their targets” in an investigation into healthcare fraud by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Miami.
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February 1, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez, the powerful New Jersey Democrat who this week was named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is facing a Senate ethics probe into whether he accepted inappropriate gifts from a wealthy Florida eye surgeon who is under FBI investigation. The Senate Ethics Committee is conducting a preliminary investigation of two trips Menendez took to a luxury beach resort in the Dominican Republic in August and September 2010 as a guest of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime friend and political donor.
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March 15, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials are pursuing two parallel investigations into the relationship between Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and a wealthy political donor, with a grand jury investigation underway in South Florida and a public corruption review by special prosecutors in Washington, according to sources close to the matter. The dual investigations are designed to sift through allegations that Menendez, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, aided Dr. Salomon Melgen, a South Florida ophthalmologist, in his business dealings in return for political contributions.
NEWS
September 19, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparently unprecedented move, the House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to temporarily banish former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) from its chamber because of his inappropriate behavior the previous day. The 289 lawmakers voting to bar Dornan from the Capitol sanctuary included 111 members of his own party, several of whom said the fiery conservative had simply gone too far when he called Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
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January 30, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani and Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a key player in the effort to overhaul immigration laws, denied allegations that he consorted with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic with a longtime friend and campaign donor whose South Florida office was raided by the FBI. FBI agents carted away records from the West Palm Beach office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist, on Tuesday night. A federal law enforcement official said Melgen was “one of their targets” in an investigation into healthcare fraud by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Miami.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama on Wednesday dismissed Arizona's tough new anti-immigration law as a "shortcut" that will merely inflame the debate "instead of solving the problem." In an impromptu session with reporters at the back of his plane, Obama described the law as a product of "people's frustrations about the border." Although the president sympathized in part, saying we now have "hundreds of thousands of people coming in" who are "not playing by the rules," he said Arizona had chosen the wrong approach.
NEWS
September 19, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparently unprecedented move, the House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to temporarily banish former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) from its chamber because of his inappropriate behavior the previous day. The 289 lawmakers voting to bar Dornan from the Capitol sanctuary included 111 members of his own party, several of whom said the fiery conservative had simply gone too far when he called Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a harsh confrontation Wednesday with former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), a New Jersey Democrat introduced an unusual motion to ban him from the House floor and its environs until an investigation into Dornan's challenge of last fall's election results is complete. The surprise request by Rep.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a harsh confrontation Wednesday with former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), a New Jersey Democrat introduced an unusual motion to ban him from the House floor and its environs until an investigation into Dornan's challenge of last fall's election results is complete. The surprise request by Rep.
NEWS
July 27, 1987
Energetic Robert Menendez, youthful though he is, is in his element at a birthday party at a senior citizens' home across the street from City Hall. The 33-year-old mayor of Union City, N.J., moves easily among the half a dozen tables, chatting in English at one, Spanish at the next. It is a metaphor for Menendez's bicultural brand of politics. He walks easily in two worlds, one Anglo, the other Latino. "I have tried never to forget where I came from," he says.
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March 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Members of a county Democratic Party pulled an Arab American candidate from their election ticket amid a furor over comments he made four years ago that some interpreted as sympathetic to Palestinian suicide bombers. At the urging of state party leaders, including Gov. Jon Corzine and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Passaic County Democrats withdrew its endorsement of Sami Merhi for a position on the county's legislative body. Merhi said he felt shocked and betrayed by the decision.
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October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
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