Kean Will Face Malinowski, and Another Menendez Is on the Rise

Tom Kean Jr., the son of a two-term governor, won a crowded Republican primary to take on Tom Malinowski, an embattled House Democrat. Robert Menendez Jr., the senator’s son, won a primary for an open seat.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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Biden Administration Lifting Some Trump-Era Restrictions on Cuba

The changes include an expansion of flights to the country and the restarting of a family reunification program.

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The Democrat the White House Fears the Most

Senator Robert Menendez exerts a powerful influence over U.S. foreign policy, but an uneasy one. A nuclear deal with Iran could strain ties even further.

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Unable to Agree on Russia Sanctions Bill, Senate Settles for a Statement

A bipartisan push to pass the “mother of all sanctions” collapsed after Republicans insisted on imposing broad penalties before an invasion and Democrats, backing the White House, refused.

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Political Consultant Admits Hiring 2 Men to Kill Longtime Associate

Sean Caddle, whose clients have included prominent New Jersey Democrats, pleaded guilty in a scheme that led to a fatal stabbing.

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Menendez’s Son Prepares to Run for His Father’s Old House Seat

Robert Menendez Jr., 36, has won backing from key Democrats in the northern New Jersey congressional district.

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Afghans Wait in a New Jersey ‘Tent City’ to Start a New Life

On a military base in New Jersey, 8,500 people who fled their country as it fell to the Taliban await the next step in their journey.

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The ‘Tent City’ in NJ Where Refugees from Afghanistan Wait to Start a New Life

On a military base in New Jersey, 8,500 people who fled their country as it fell to the Taliban await the next step in their journey.

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After Setback, Democrats Vow to Push Ahead on Immigration Overhaul

After a top Senate official rejected a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, Democrats said they would craft an alternative.

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Collins and Menendez: We Need a Covid-19 Commission

We need a commission to study America’s Covid-19 response.

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U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

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Biden Picks Anne Milgram, Former NJ Attorney General, to Lead DEA

Anne Milgram built her reputation fighting crime in the city of Camden.

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Judges Juggle Over 2,700 Cases Each as Families Wait for Day in Court

Short-handed and deluged by complex cases, New Jersey’s federal court is in a crisis. The backlog of cases has only gotten worse in the pandemic.

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A Single Senator Dashes Hopes for Latino and Women’s Museums — For Now

Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, blocked the creation of Smithsonian museums honoring women and Latinos, warning they would worsen societal divides.

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Sudan-Israel Peace Accord Is Already at Risk of Unraveling, Officials Say

Representatives for Sudan say the East African country will exit the accords brokered by the Trump administration if Congress refuses to give it immunity from future terrorism claims in court.

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YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.

The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.

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Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.

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Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter China

Democrats rolled out sprawling legislation that proposes substantial new funding over a decade in a bid to reinvest in the nation’s economy and challenge Beijing.

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Trump Administration May End Congressional Review of Foreign Arms Sales

Mike Pompeo and other aides to President Trump are discussing ending a bipartisan review process because lawmakers have held up sales to Saudi Arabia over civilian casualties in Yemen.

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Congress Calls State Dept. Officials for Interviews in Expanded Pompeo Inquiry

Lawmakers are investigating whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged President Trump to fire Steve A. Linick, the department’s inspector general, to shield himself from Mr. Linick’s inquiries.

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Pompeo Releases Letter Clearing Him of Violating Law With Kansas Trips

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticized Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who has opened an investigation into the firing of the State Department inspector general.

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5 Takeaways on U.S. Involvement in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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