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Human Trafficking Report 'Politicized, Heartless'

Human Trafficking Report 'Politicized, Heartless'

Senators threaten to subpoena materials in State Dept. report with 'no integrity,' that they say whitewashes rights offenders.Ari Yashar, 07/08/2015 12:46
Sen. Menendez: Deal Preserves Iran's Nuke Program

Sen. Menendez: Deal Preserves Iran's Nuke Program

Without answers to 'serious questions' soon, he says, it does not seem possible to support it.Gil Ronen, 06/08/2015 21:25
Senators Trying to Impose Sanctions on Iran

Senators Trying to Impose Sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan effort in Congress before nuclear deal deadline seeks to extend sanctions and not allow US to 'unilaterally disarm.'Ari Yashar, 26/06/2015 10:56
Menendez 'Not Backing Off' Iran Bill

Menendez 'Not Backing Off' Iran Bill

Sen. Bob Menendez is plowing ahead with legislation giving Congress overview of Iran nuclear deal.Gil Ronen, 13/04/2015 03:13
Concern Over Iran Sanctions After Menendez Charged

Concern Over Iran Sanctions After Menendez Charged

Whatever the fate of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, the charges he faces could stymie attempts to impose new sanctions on Iran.Yaakov Levi, 02/04/2015 12:03
Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez indicted for allegedly using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend.Elad Benari, 02/04/2015 00:13
Democrats Oppose Fast Tracking of Iran Bill

Democrats Oppose Fast Tracking of Iran Bill

Sponsors of bill requiring Obama to submit nuclear deal for approval will vote against it if brought to a vote before March 24.Ben Ariel, 05/03/2015 06:12
Bipartisan Legislation Challenges Obama on Iran

Bipartisan Legislation Challenges Obama on Iran

Bipartisan group of senators unveil legislation that would require a congressional review of any deal made with Iran.Ben Ariel, 01/03/2015 05:20
Menendez: Iran is Stalling, Impose New Sanctions

Menendez: Iran is Stalling, Impose New Sanctions

Democratic Senator calls for new sanctions on Iran even after Obama promised to veto them in State of the Union.Elad Benari, 22/01/2015 06:12
Senators Unveil Toned Down Iran Sanctions Bill

Senators Unveil Toned Down Iran Sanctions Bill

Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez revise their Iran sanctions bill so that it gradually imposes sanctions if no deal reached by July 1.Elad Benari, 19/01/2015 06:15
Congressmen: Bad Deal? We'll Increase Sanctions

Congressmen: Bad Deal? We'll Increase Sanctions

Senators Menendez and Kirk warn Obama they will work to increase sanctions on Iran if a bad deal is reached.Elad Benari, 13/11/2014 06:14
Menendez Pulls 'Divisive' Pro-Israel Bill

Menendez Pulls 'Divisive' Pro-Israel Bill

Amended U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act would have let Congress vote for or against a deal with Iran, over its nuclear program.Gil Ronen, 21/05/2014 08:31
Senators: Sanction Iran Over Deal with Russia

Senators: Sanction Iran Over Deal with Russia

Robert Menendez and Mark Kirk demand that Obama impose sanctions if Tehran pursues an energy agreement with Russia.Elad Benari, 08/04/2014 04:15
Top US Senator to Abbas: Recognize Jewish State

Top US Senator to Abbas: Recognize Jewish State

Robert Menendez says that PA chief Mahmoud Abbas needs to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Moshe Cohen, 07/04/2014 00:12
Leading Democrat Says Now is the Time to Stop Iran

Leading Democrat Says Now is the Time to Stop Iran

Senator Menendez gives strong speech praising Israel, and urging an end to Iran’s nuclear program.Yoni Kempinski, M. Miskin, 04/03/2014 20:56
U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Russians

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Russians

Senate's Foreign Relations Committee holding consultations on imposing sanctions against individual Russians.Elad Benari, 04/03/2014 04:15
AIPAC Backs Down from Support of Sanctions

AIPAC Backs Down from Support of Sanctions

Pro-Israel lobby says Congress should wait before passing new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/02/2014 22:00
Obama Threatens Veto on New Iran Sanctions

Obama Threatens Veto on New Iran Sanctions

White House threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 20/12/2013 02:16
Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk close to agreeing on new Iran sanctions, say aides.Elad Benari, 10/12/2013 06:13
Sen. Menendez: Obama 'Fear-Mongering' on Iran

Sen. Menendez: Obama 'Fear-Mongering' on Iran

Saying that pursuing sanctions means marching the country off to war is 'way over the top,' says key senator.Gil Ronen, 28/11/2013 22:43
Senators to Obama: Toughen the Sanctions on Iran

Senators to Obama: Toughen the Sanctions on Iran

76 U.S. senators urge President Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Iran, even with "moderate" Rouhani in office.Elad Benari, 06/08/2013 06:13
Netanyahu, Sen. Menendez, Talk Iran

Netanyahu, Sen. Menendez, Talk Iran

Prime Minister tells key senator nuclear Iran is the greatest security threat to the United States.Gil Ronen, 29/05/2013 19:42
Senate Unanimously Backs Pro-Israel Resolution

Senate Unanimously Backs Pro-Israel Resolution

Senate unanimously backs a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran.Elad Benari, 23/05/2013 04:43
Sen. Committee Approves Legislation to Arm Rebels

Sen. Committee Approves Legislation to Arm Rebels

A key Senate committee approves legislation that calls for the U.S. to provide small arms to moderate rebels fighting Assad.Elad Benari, 22/05/2013 04:44
Senator Offers Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

Senator Offers Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

Senator Robert Menendez offered legislation that would allow the U.S. to provide lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition.Elad Benari, 07/05/2013 05:15
U.S. Senators Call for Action in Syria

U.S. Senators Call for Action in Syria

U.S. Senators say it it time to intervene in Syria, after intelligence assessments say that Assad likely used chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 26/04/2013 04:42
Obama Authorizes Aid for Rebels

Obama Authorizes Aid for Rebels

President Barack Obama authorizes the release of $10 million in additional aid to Syrian rebels, as calls continue for the U.S. to arm them.Elad Benari, 12/04/2013 05:13