Sen. Chuck Schumer doesn't agree with the New York Times editorial board that Sen. Bob Menendez should step down as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee amid an investigation into Menendez's close ties to a Florida donor.
"I don't believe that," Schumer said this morning. "I've dealt with him all the years, he's a straight shooter."(2)
It is of course transparently disingenuous, the way Cory Booker is pursuing a Senate seat in New Jersey.(2)
Bloomberg rejects criticism from Booker and Christie, doesn't say if the NYPD's Jersey activity continues
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has criticized the N.Y.P.D.'s surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey, but today, during Mayor Michael Bloomberg's regular Friday morning radio appearance, he remained unrepentant.
U.S. attorney clears Bob Menendez of Christie trouble, and now maybe the Tea Party will help out, too
From the Department of Things That are About 5 Years Too Late comes news that there will be no prosecution of Bob Menendez. The announcement, conveyed by the feds in a letter to Menendez’s lawyer and reported over the weekend by the Star-Ledger, officially puts an end to what was Chris Christie’s funniest-smelling action as U.S. attorney for New Jersey.