Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on fraud, extortion

Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on fraud, extortion – CBS News Watch CBS News Following a years-long corruption investigation, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife were indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on allegations they traded political favors with three New Jersey businessmen in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars … Read more

Trump criticized by rivals for calling 6-week abortion ban a “terrible thing”

Former President Donald Trump’s GOP rivals are seizing on his recent comments on abortion as a political vulnerability, after he criticized six-week state “heartbeat” bill bans in Florida and other states and talked about working with “both sides” to find a compromise on abortion limits. “We’re going to agree to a number of weeks or … Read more

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy calls on Sen. Robert Menendez to resign in wake of indictment

Breaking down Sen. Menendez bribery charges Breaking down New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery charges 09:57 Washington — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called on Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez to resign following his indictment on federal bribery charges Friday, joining a growing chorus of fellow Democrats calling for the senator to step aside. Murphy called … Read more

Does Congress get paid during a government shutdown?

Washington — A looming government shutdown has hundreds of thousands of federal employees worried that they could go without pay if Congress fails to reach a deal to approve or extend funding for their agencies. Lawmakers must approve more spending by Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year, or risk a costly shutdown … Read more

Charles McGonigal, ex-FBI official, pleads guilty to concealing $225,000 in payments

Washington — Charles McGonigal, a former top counterintelligence official at the FBI, pleaded guilty Friday to concealing his contacts with foreign officials and hundreds of thousands of dollars that he accepted from a former employee of a foreign intelligence service. McGonigal, 55, was charged by federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., with concealing $225,000 in cash … Read more