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Senator Robert Menendez speaks outside federal court after he was indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption

Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.

Senator Bob Corker speaks to the press on Sep. 9, 2015. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker and Cotton’s False Promises Would Push Iran Toward Nuclearization

The Republican senators want to keep the JCPOA while adding new restrictions. It won’t work.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Oct. 18. (Jason Connolly/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeff Sessions Just Confessed His Negligence on Russia

The attorney general is aware of the threat Moscow poses to American elections — he just hasn’t done anything about it.

An employee of Caviar Phones, a Russian-Italian company specializing in smartphone customization, displays a special gold-plated iPhone 7 smartphone bearing the likeness of US President-elect Donald Trump - at a minimum price of 197 000 rubles (2755 euros / 2971 dollars) - in the company's boutique outside Moscow on November 14, 2016. / AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s the One U.N. Treaty Trump Should Love?

Hint: It has to do with mining the oceans for riches.

The US Capitol is seen on August 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
With moves to dismantle Confederate monuments gaining momentum, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, recently called for Confederate statues to be removed from the US Capitol. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s How Congress Can Save the State Department

Foggy Bottom is in peril. Capitol Hill needs to do its part.

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 06:  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (L) exits federal court on the first day of his trial on corruption charges on September 6, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Menendez is accused of accepting bribes in regard to his relationship with campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Senator’s Corruption Trial Reveals State Department Favors

Menendez stands accused of using his oversight role to guarantee visas and business transactions for friend.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 6: Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) arrives at the Capitol ahead of the weekly party luncheons September 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Legislators from both parties are preparing for an intense calendar of issues in the coming weeks including tax and immigration reform. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

The Senate’s Russia Investigators Need to Slow Down

The chairman is trying to hurry to wrap things up, but there's a ton more work to do.

Marines of the Honduras Navy patrol the Fonseca Gulf on March 26, 2013. Maritime borderlines between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are often violated by fishermen causing  tensions among the countries.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings

A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.

Nominee for FBI Director Christopher Wray meets with US Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Defense of the FBI Against Donald Trump Has to Start Now

The president’s nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI director threatens permanent damage to the institution. It’s up to the Senate to stop him.

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Corker: No More U.S. Arms Sales to Gulf Until Qatar Crisis Solved

Sen. Bob Corker has no qualms playing bad cop as Tillerson works to salvage Gulf relations from a bitter Qatar feud.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13:  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and he was later discovered to have had contact with the Russian ambassador last year despite testifying to the contrary during his confirmation hearing.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sessions Stonewalls and Denies Colluding with Kremlin Meddling

In a contentious Senate hearing, Trump’s top law enforcement officer called Russiagate allegations “scurrilous” and said he has been the victim of a smear campaign.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn-in before testifing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A Shining Comey on a Hill

Can the former FBI director lead us back to our better selves?

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Acting FBI Chief Defends Ousted Comey, Vows Independent Russia Investigation

Andrew McCabe shoots down Trump’s rationale for firing Comey, and defends the agency’s "significant" Russian counterintelligence investigation before a Senate panel.

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