As Congress contemplates another potential conflict in the Middle East, the next few days will be a moment for you to hear from your elected representatives. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) discusses his perspective on potential U.S. involvement in Syria. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) also weighs in on the Syrian conflict, and calls for an international response to the country's civil war.
Are American retailers that operate in Bangladesh doing enough to improve safety conditions at Bangladeshi factories? U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has been calling for better labor conditions and safety standards for workers in Bangladesh. Safina Rahman, the director of Lakshma Sweaters, an apparel production factory in Bangladesh's capital, responds to the senator's proposal. They join The Takeaway to take us through his plan and how it might impact the garment industry at home and abroad.
The Senate passed its compressive immigration bill on Thursday. The bill would offer a path to citizenship to 11 million unauthorized immigrants and provide extensive security along the Mexican border.
The bill was drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the so-called Group of Eight. One them, New ...
Is it time to start to take North Korea more seriously? Karin Lee, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, weighs in.
President Obama is releasing a plan for immigration reform this week. A group of senators nicknamed the Gang of Eight are also releasing a proposal for immigration reform. Senator Robert Menendez (D) of New Jersey is a member of that group and explains what the plan entails.
As of yesterday morning, 2.6 million households in New Jersey were still without power. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is surveying the damage with Governor Chris Christie and President Obama.
Dan Berman, POLITICO Pro’s energy editor, talks about how removing tax subsidies for large oil companies has become central to the Democrats plan to lessen the debt, and Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (D), talks about subsidies for the five largest oil companies as a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the issue progresses in Washington D.C.
Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (D) and the author of Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes, talks about the U.S. intervention in Libya, gas prices, oil leases and the continuing budget battle in Washington.
Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) is heralding a bill called the "Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act." The legislation would increase the amount of money oil companies would have to pay in the case of a spill from $75 million to $10 billion.
Leonard Lance, freshman congressman from New Jersey (R-7th) and member of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses the banking reform legislation. Then Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (D) and the author of Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes offers his take on the proposed law.
As the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is in charge of making sure his party maintains its 60-seat majority, in spite of a daunting agenda that includes health care reform and coming back from the economic brink. But in his new book, "Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes," Menendez argues that Democrats should tap into something of a secret weapon — a growing population of Latino voters who are eager for change.
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