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Trump is going around Congress to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and a top senator warns it’s an ‘incredibly dangerous precedent’

Trump's move "allows every president to ... sell weapons to the Middle East without a check from Congress," Sen. Chris Murphy said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a congressional hearing.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested members of Congress should get paid more, but a majority of Americans want the complete opposite

Fifty-five percent of Americans think members of Congress should get a pay cut. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks they should get a raise.
Rep. Duncan Hunter walks out of the San Diego Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing on Thursday, August 23, 2018

A slew of major scandal-plagued candidates won their elections

Republicans Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter, both under federal indictment, and scandal-dogged Democrats Bob Menendez and Keith Ellison won Tuesday.
Bob Menendez.

In a foreboding sign for Democrats, a top political prognosticator just moved New Jersey’s Senate race to a ‘toss up’

Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat recovering from an ethics scandal, is facing an increasingly uphill battle for reelection.
Bob Menendez.

Republicans suddenly see an opening in an unlikely state’s Senate race, but Democrats remain confident

In a year where Democrats are feeling good about their chances across the political map, Republicans are zeroing in on an unlikely target — New Jersey's Senate race.
President Donald Trump.

A comedian says he prank-called Trump and Jared Kushner patched him through — here is the full transcript of that call

Despite Sen. Bob Menendez's chief of staff telling the legislative office that Menendez was not trying to call Trump, the call was reportedly routed by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kusher.
Bob Menendez.

Mistrial declared in corruption trial involving top Democratic senator

A judge declared a mistrial in the high-profile corruption case involving Bob Menendez after jurors remained deadlocked after four days of deliberations.
Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey faces 12 counts of bribery, conspiracy, fraud, and making false statements.

Jury deadlocked in trial over whether NJ Sen. Bob Menendez took $1 million in illegal gifts

Sen. Bob Menendez is facing criminal corruption charges. The jury said Monday that it can't decide on a verdict, which could ultimately lead to a mistrial.