“[Menendez] replacement, at least until January, would be named by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican and ally of President Donald Trump. That would add to the Republicans’ 52-48 Senate majority only months after their bid to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law failed by a single vote.”
The New York Times conveniently left out the party affiliation of a corrupt Senator who is facing bribery charges. With all of the scrupulous details about the upcoming trial included in the lengthy piece, the report somehow failed to mention that New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is a Democrat. Hours later, that crucial detail was added — waaaay down in the fourth paragraph.
The AP and NBC both tweeted out a story that Bob Menendez is a Republican.
The second day of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal corruption trial concluded Thursday after an attorney for Menendez’s co-defendant accused prosecutors of attacking Hispanic-Americans, and the judge warned attorneys on both sides not to turn the proceeding into a “tabloid trial.”
The letter calls the SPLC a “discredited, left-wing political activist organization that seeks to silence its political opponents with a ‘hate group’ label of its own invention.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center invests almost 20 percent of its nearly $320 million endowment fund in offshore equities and other investments. The 2016 annual report of the Alabama-based civil rights organization reports $69,093,576 of “non-U.S. equity funds” among the assets comprising the total endowment fund of $319,283,961, a fund the SPLC describes as a “plan for the day when nonprofits like the SPLC can no longer afford to solicit support through the mail because of rising postage and printing costs.” (Given that 2016 contributions topped $45 million, that day has not yet arrived.)
A federal court ruled in favor of invocations before government meetings Wednesday, overturning a previous decision that said such prayer is unconstitutional.