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Bob Menendez and the ladies of the evening: What we know

CHERRY HILL, NJ - OCTOBER 31:  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) appears during a campaign stop October 31, 2006 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. One week before elections, Menendez leads Republican challenger Tom Kean Jr. in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

On Nov. 1, 2012, The Daily Caller published videotaped interviews with two women who said they were paid to have sex with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez in the Dominican Republic.

Report: Relative of top Bob Menendez donor pushed apparent retraction of prostitution claim

12:22 AM 03/06/2013

A Dominican politician related to a top political donor to Sen. Bob Menendez was the driving force promoting new claims from a woman who now says she concocted an allegation that the senator paid her for sex in 2012.

Dominican prostitutes’ lawyer, last month: Menendez charges not ‘politically motivated’

6:58 PM 03/05/2013

In an interview conducted last month, the one-time attorney for two women who accused Sen. Bob  Menendez of paying them for sex in the Dominican Republic told The Miami Herald that his former clients' accusations were not politically motivated.

ABC News also spoke to woman who told Daily Caller she had sex with Bob Menendez for money

4:26 PM 03/05/2013

In a story published Tuesday morning, ABC News reporters Rhonda Schwartz and Brian Ross wrote that they had conducted video interviews last fall with the same prostitutes The Daily Caller featured in a 2012 exposé about New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. ABC News is also claiming one of those prostitutes is the same woman who swore out an affidavit in the Dominican Republic on Monday recanting what she says she claimed last October.

Washington Post report confuses one prostitute with another in bid to debunk Menendez allegations

12:43 AM 03/05/2013

The Washington Post mistook one prostitute for another Monday in a report that initially seemed to debunk a November 2012 Daily Caller exposé of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

10:46 PM 02/24/2013

At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. "I have felt the sting of discrimination," he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. "It has never been easy."

Poll: Menendez’s trustworthiness takes big hit as scandals continue to swirl

11:14 AM 02/21/2013

Forty-four percent of New Jersey voters believe Sen. Bob Menendez is not honest and trustworthy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

News agency linked to Iranian regime: Hagel already approved as US ‘defense minister’

10:32 AM 02/20/2013

Raja News, an Iranian news agency run by the wife of a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spokesman, reported on Feb. 13 that former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was already in place as the U.S. "defense minister," according to a translation obtained by The Daily Caller.

Menendez meets with Afghan leader, discusses government corruption

4:05 PM 02/19/2013

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez met with Agfhan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, in a discussion that Karzai's office said included talks about a "fight against corruption."

Report: Menendez donor could see 250,000-percent return on recent Dominican port security investment

12:13 PM 02/18/2013

Salomon Melgen, the Florida eye doctor linked to NewJersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez by $1 million in political contributions and -- allegedly -- scores of prostitutes, could see a 250,000-percent return on his most recent investment in a Dominican port security company.

Bob Menendez’s domain names are not Bob Menendez’s

2:28 PM 02/14/2013

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez does not control the Internet domain names that represent his own name.

Report: Menendez took unreported 2008 Dominican Republic trip on donor’s jet

3:56 PM 02/12/2013

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez took an unreported trip to the Dominican Republic on a plane belonging to Dr. Salomon Melgen in 2008, sources told Fox News on Tuesday, raising new concerns about whether the senator has offered a complete accounting of his travel with the wealthy donor.

Court documents: Menendez donor leased oceanfront condo for alleged prostitute

8:00 AM 02/12/2013

Court records show that Salomon Melgen, the longtime Democratic donor linked to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, provided an oceanfront condominium to a Ukranian model at the center of prostitution allegations lodged against both men.

News reports: Bob Menendez visited donor’s Dominican resort home in 2006

1:35 PM 02/11/2013

Embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez visited the swanky Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic during a weekend in August 2006 and stayed at he home of Dr. Salomon Melgen, according to an interview he gave with the Dominican daily newspaper Listin Diario.

Twitter suspends, reinstates account critical of Sen. Bob Menendez

3:08 PM 02/08/2013

For a short while, it seemed Sen. Bob Menendez had outlasted the tweeter behind @MenendezMustGo.

CREW quietly adds Sen. Bob Menendez to ‘Under Investigation’ report

4:09 PM 02/07/2013

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the liberal advocacy group that was the first to learn of prostitution allegations against Sen. Bob Menendez in April 2012, added his name this week to its published list of federal lawmakers facing official investigations into their conduct.

As Bob Menendez inquiry broadens, jet-setting donor covers his tracks

1:08 PM 02/07/2013

Salomon Melgen, the Democratic donor whose private jet ferried Sen. Bob Menendez to the Dominican Republic on at least three occasions, has blocked public access to records of his past flights, a survey of online databases has revealed. Those records were available online to the public as recently as Monday afternoon.

Washington Post: Prostitutes occasionally work resort at center of Menendez sex scandal

10:41 PM 02/06/2013

A Washington Post reporter who once served as the paper's Miami bureau chief reported Wednesday evening that Casa de Campo, the resort at the center of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's prostitution scandal, is a place where prostitutes do make occasional appearances.

Anonymous prostitute’s shocking handwritten account recalls sex with Bob Menendez ‘when I was 16 years old’

12:21 AM 02/05/2013

In a handwritten statement provided last year to a whistle-blower, a young prostitute detailed allegations that she slept with Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez beginning "when I was 16 years old."