Corruption

How swanky spa, resort play into Menendez’s corruption allegations

NEWARK — A prosecutor’s line of questioning Monday afternoon in U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s ongoing federal corruption trial focused on the lavish amenities at a high-priced resort. The “number one” rated golf course in the Caribbean. Miles of sandy beaches and blue ocean. A spa, and a hotel that charges as much as $1,500 a […]

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Melgen tried to conceal flight data in Menendez case, prosecutor says

NEWARK — After Salomon Melgen’s Florida office was searched by the FBI on Jan. 30, 2013, his son-in-law made a late night request to the Federal Aviation Administration to remove the flight records of the doctor’s plane from public view, an agency official testified Monday. William Blacker, an analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration, testified […]



OPINION: New Jersey taxpayers can’t afford Sheila Oliver

It is unjustifiable to ever use public money in the democratic election process. That is why, in 2007, our State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved bill S222 designed to bar donations from public institutions the legislation to then-Governor Corzine for his consideration. One of those “Yea” votes came from my opponent in this November’s election, […]

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Guadagno has a new plan for ethics in N.J. politics (and it tweaks Murphy, Christie)

TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee in this year’s race to succeed her boss, Chris Christie, as New Jersey’s governor, has released a sweeping plan to reform ethics laws and increase transparency in a state long plagued by tales of political corruption. Among Guadagno’s ideas: pushing for term limits for elected officials, […]


Cory Booker makes more time for Menendez’s Newark trial than he ever did for Newark

You have to admire the loyalty which Cory Booker (D-Twitter) has shown to his ally Bob Menendez, Save Jerseyans. I guess? Even one MSNBC host was forced to admit that the case against the indicted Democrat Senator is “overwhelming” as his trial got underway in Newark this week, but Booker sat in the front row […]

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Three Ways the Menendez Mess Could Ensare the Democratic Party

When Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) public corruption and bribery trial began Wednesday Republicans were quick to suggest the affair would lead to consequences for the Democratic Party. GOP-aligned groups hammered Democratic lawmakers for failing to distance themselves from the New Jersey senator or urge him to resign. Menendez remains intent on running for reelection in […]


DEMOCRAT DENIAL: Murphy, Schumer won’t answer whether Menendez should resign if convicted

Leading Democrats inside and outside of New Jersey refused to confront the possibility of a Menendez conviction on the first day of the veteran U.S. Senator’s federal corruption trial. Their answers were evasive: – – “Sen. Menendez is issuing a spirited defense,” Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Wednesday. “We all believe in […]

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Another sad day for N.J. politics as Menendez trial begins

The stakes couldn’t be higher as New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez’s corruption trial begins today, Save Jerseyans, the first such trial for a sitting U.S. senator in almost four decades. It’s also yet another black mark for a Garden State political culture that can’t seem to go more than a year (or less) without a […]

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Menendez’s trial could impact everything. Why isn’t the national media covering it?

If Bob Menendez is ultimately convicted of corruption in his federal trial that’s slated to commence this week, Save Jerseyans? As the President’s own adviser recently noted, it could tip the balance of NUMEROUS debates in Congress ranging from health care to tax reform. Reuters did a fine job of explaining the stakes: If he is […]

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Politically speaking? Christie’s worst mistake wasn’t Bridgegate. Not even close.

Hindsight is 20/20, Save Jerseyans. We all know that. Governor Chris Christie shared a little of his own on Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, confessing that the biggest mistake of his nearly-complete two terms in Trenton was “hiring the people who pulled the shenanigans” at the George Washington Bridge way back in 2013 during his reelection […]

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VIDEO: Conway trolls ‘busy’ Menendez as tax reform fight looms

New Jersey native Kellyanne Conway dropped by Fox News on Thursday morning to assess the federal tax reform debate. Inevitably, another prominent New Jersey politico for the other side of the aisle (and his pending corruption trial) entered into the discussion: “There’s something else going on with the math, the calculation that nobody talks about, […]

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