DIMON IN THE ROUGH
President Obama has dropped the hammer on 16 Democratic senators who have joined a bold Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, in co-sponsoring new legislation that will increase sanctions against Iran should they fail to follow through on their pledges to halt uranium enrichment. The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 has also attracted 43 Republican co-sponsors bringing the total to 59. If they get to 67, they will have a veto-proof majority, something the White House is doing everything to prevent.
The Jamie Dimon who testified at Senate Banking Committee hearings today was a toned down version of the spontaneous, cocksure executive that we’ve come to know and love.
Mr. Dimon’s mouth, of course, got him into trouble in recent weeks, when he told investors that early sightings of the so-called London Whale—a trader in JPMorgan’s Read More
In January 2006, we now know from a memo released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee, the name of Christopher J. Christie—then the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey and now the Republican nominee for governor—appeared on a list of potential targets for removal by the Bush Justice Department.
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Robert Menendez carried out his duties as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee today when he told a reporter from The Hill that he "absolutely" stands by his colleague, Chris Dodd—who has fallen 16 points behind his likely 2010 Republican challenger in the latest Connecticut poll.
"Are you serious?" Read More
Senator Robert Menendez, who now heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has reached out to Caroline Kennedy to gauge her interest in filling the empty seat Hillary Clinton will leave when she joins the Obama administration as secretary of state, according to one Democrat familiar with the negotiations.
According to the source, Menendez and Kennedy Read More
WASHINGTON—Senator Chuck Schumer's status as Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee became no clearer following a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting today.
Asked about whether Schumer would be staying on in the campaign role, his potential successor, New Jersey Senator Robert Mendendez said only, "Ask Harry Reid," before hurrying away.
Schumer, who as head of Read More
Remember the little kerfuffle that erupted in September when it was revealed that Tom Kean’s press secretary was posting scurrilous comments about Bob Menendez on various blogs under an assumed identity? (No? Congratulations–you are healed! Go forth and blog no more!)
Apparently a few incidents of incompetent sockpuppetry are not enough to get Read More
Continuing its tradition of always picking the statewide winner, New Jersey’s Bergen County sided with Robert Menendez over Tom Kean for the U.S. Senate. The result from New Jersey’s most populous county:
– Steve Kornacki Read More
Democrats are now one-third of the way to claiming the Senate for the first time since 2001, with Sherrod Brown knocking off Mike DeWine in Ohio and Bob Casey, Jr. dethroning Pennsylvania’a Rick Santorum. Neither of these results are surprising — Santorum has not led in a single public poll over the last Read More
PoliticsNJ.com has declared Democrat Dennis McNerney the winner in the race for Bergen County Executive. And you should care, even if you have never heard of McNerney.
Bergen, the densely-populated swath of suburbia that begins on the other side of the George Washington Bridge and extends all the way up to the New Read More