Crime

Menendez jury won’t hear of prostitution ‘smears’

NEWARK, N.J. — The jury in U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s corruption trial will see portions of a CNN interview and a statement from his office about flights Menendez took on his co-defendant’s private jet, but they will not see the parts that reference since-discredited reports from a conservative website claiming the senator attended parties with […]

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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 […]



REPORT: 600+ noncitizens registered to vote in New Jersey

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released a study this week — Garden State Gotcha: How Opponents of Citizenship Verification for Voting Are Putting New Jersey’s Noncitizens at Risk of Deportation — and the results are eye-opening, Save Jerseyans, particularly as New Jersey voters prepare to elect a new governor. PILF conducted a six-month review of New Jersey counties’ voter […]

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Medicaid fraud amnesty program in wake of Lakewood arrests starts Tuesday

A 90-day state pilot program that allows Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a chance to withdraw from the program and avoid criminal prosecution starts on Tuesday. The program, launched by the Office of the State Comptroller, comes in the wake of 26 arrests in Lakewood on fraud charges. […]



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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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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