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2 hrs ago | CNN

ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.

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Related Topix: US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

10 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Christie, Pelosi attend prisoner re-entry center ceremony in Jersey City

Former Gov. Jim McGreevy, front, leads dignitaries in saying the Serenity Prayer at Martin's Place. U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, holds hands with Gov. Chris Christie.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Democratic senators attempt to shrink First Amendment protection of speech

Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Jerusalem Post

Elkin heads to DC to renew ties between Congress, Knesset defense committees

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin headed to the US Sunday to meet with American officials. The purpose of the five-day trip to Washington D.C., Elkin said, is "to renew a strategic dialogue and deepen the connection between the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and relevant committees in Congress."

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Related Topix: US News, Likud (Israel), US Politics, Jon Kyl, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Howard McKeon, Robert Menendez

The Hudson Reporter

A day no one can forget Public gather at Empty Sky memorial to remember 9/11 victims

Tracey Hummer stood near the end of the Empty Sky Memorial in Liberty State Park on Sept. 7, just prior to ceremonies commemorating those who had perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate, US Military, US Navy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Return of the Hawkish Democrat

The Senate Foreign Relations chairman has broken with Obama on Syria and Russia. He'll be a bellwether on a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate

Insurance Journal West

N.J. Sen. Menendez Urges FEMA to Reform NFIP's Claims Process

Following up on issues that were raised at the July 30 hearing on post-Sandy flood insurance claims, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez sent a letter on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Federal Emergency Management Agency's Administrator Craig Fugate, urging him to implement reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program's claims process.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Bob Menendez

Roll Call

HOH: Menendez Unexpectedly Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Akaka

Akaka, seen her getting a kiss from Rep. Loretta Sanchez, is feeling the love. The former senator celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Loretta Sanchez, Democrat, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Robert Menendez

The Jersey Journal

Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Christie to be there when Jersey City opens prisoner re-entry center

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-California, is expected to help Jersey City open its prisoner re-entry center on Martin Luther King Drive Monday. AP file photo Jersey City will mark a new chapter in its pursuit of reintegrating ex-convicts when distinguished federal and state officials join Mayor Steve Fulop for the grand opening of a prisoner re-entry center next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, Jersey City, NJ, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors, Robert Menendez, US Senate

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Warren County students honored for service

STUDENT NOTES Recently, 23 rising-seniors in high schools from Warren County arrived at the 69th session of American Legion Jersey Boys State at Rider University in Lawrenceville. The program is an action-oriented approach for teaching civics and government at the local, county and state level.

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Related Topix: Warren County, NJ, Rider University, US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Blairstown, NJ, Colgate University

Worcester County Times

Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interestFight to...

Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interest Thousands of women are expected to rally in Washington on Saturday for women's equality. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/11/maryland-equal-rights-women/15468965/ Thousands of women are expected to rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Saturday for women's equality, voting rights and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, adopted by Congress in 1972.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland Government, Maryland

The Washington Post

Obama plans to go a as far as he cana on immigration before yeara s end

Anti-deportation protesters chant in front of the White House on Aug. 28. The protest, organized by CASA, a non profit organization assisting immigrants, called on President Obama to stop deporting undocumented workers, parents and children. President Obama plans to go "as far as he can under the law" to change the nation's immigration policy at some point after the midterm elections and likely before the end of the year, according to lawmakers briefed on his intentions Thursday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Non-Profit, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Luis Gutierrez

The Jersey Journal

Holt, Menendez, Booker request meeting to address lingering concerns...

PRINCETON - In response to a federal environmental assessment issued last month for the proposed 42-inch pipeline through Princeton and Montgomery, U.S. officials are requesting a meeting with all those involved to address lingering concerns with the project. Rep. Rush Holt and Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker sent a letter, obtained by The Times, to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Wednesday, saying the agency's assessment contains safety deficiencies and lacks significant data and analysis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Cory Booker, Pennsylvania

Hot Air

Congress must explicitly authorize Obama's war against ISIS

What started as a trickle is starting to feel like a flood. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are demanding that President Barack Obama seek their explicit approval for a new war in the Middle East, and it would be shortsighted for the president to ignore them.

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Related Topix: US News, Natural Disasters, Flood, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Iraq, World News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Hill

Senate Republicans can taste majority

Senate Republicans are brimming with confidence they will be in the majority next year - and say Democrats are beginning to acknowledge privately that harsh political reality. Recent polls show Republican candidates pulling ahead in Alaska, Arkansas and Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, 2012 Presidential Election, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, James Inhofe

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Roll Call

Menendez Drafting New Authorization for ISIS War

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's new plan to "destroy" ISIS will eventually require congressional authorization, and promised his committee will begin drafting one. Menendez's statement came as vulnerable Democrats generally praised the president's decision to take on ISIS but split over pieces of his strategy - while liberals demanded Congress vote to authorize the war.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

The Jersey Journal

Obama's plan against ISIL: N.J. Congressmen support call to action

President Barack Obama addresses the nation tonight to lay out his plan to defeat ISIL, a Middle Eastern state which has been identified as a growing threat to American interests. New Jersey's Congressional delegation supports a plan for action against the burgeoning state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bill Pascrell, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Frank LoBiondo, Republican, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Barack Obama, New Jersey

The Jersey Journal

Menendez: Reform flood insurance claims process

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez today called on the federal government to reform the flood insurance claims process. Here, Menendez talks to a Toms River resident in July in a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home in the township.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, FEMA

Weekday Magazine

Putin Tightens Control Of Defense Industry, Blasts NATO Over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a meeting of government officials from the defense sector at Kremlin in Moscow on September 10. Addressing a meeting in Moscow on weapons modernization plans on September 10, Putin said Russia had no intention of launching a new arms race, but would respond to all security challenges. Putin said potential threats to Russia's security must be thoroughly analyzed, and an "adequate response" given to each of them.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Bob Corker

NJ.com

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie on bridge scandal, Booker; lawmakers on Ray Rice case

TRENTON - During a visit to Camden on Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie said "more than enough" questions have already been asked about the George Washington Bridge scandal. The Republican governor also told U.S. Sen. Cory Booker that he will be voting for Booker's opponent, Jeff Bell, in this year's election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bill Pascrell, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Chris Christie, US Governors, Cory Booker, Illinois

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