United States senator for New Jersey Robert Menendez speaks during a press conference in the International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador, El Salvador on April 29, 2013. Senator Menendez visited el Salvador in the framework of a Central American tour that includes Guatemala and Honduras.
I think there are two scandals here ... One is the (IRS') management failures and the whole process of singling out specific groups. The other is how we take statutory authority and then extrapolate it differently than what the Congress meant.
There's a second scandal, and that is that hundreds of millions of dollars had been used in C-4s that are supposed to be used a non-profit social welfare entities, for political purposes ... It is pretty outrageous that the IRS went after small Tea Party groups when Karl Rove is out there saying he's using these C-4s to change the outcome of the next election.
There's a second scandal, and that is that hundreds of millions of dollars had been used in C-4s that are supposed to be used a non-profit social welfare entities, for political purposes ... It is pretty outrageous that the IRS went after small Tea Party groups when Karl Rove is out there saying he's using these C-4s to change the outcome of the next election.More quotes »
In Menendez's troubles, echoes of past scandals
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Menendez says he looks forward to vindication
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Lawmakers push measure on Israel's self-defense
and producing nuclear medical radioisotopes for medical use.The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he hopes for real progress toward a negotiated solution, but "we will not talk for talking sake."The resolution Read more »
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Iran policy reaches day of reckoning
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