1. Scandal

    Three Women Paid to Accuse Menendez

    US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a press conference on an agreement for principles on comprehensive immigration reform framework at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The scandal plaguing Sen. Robert Menendez just got more complicated, but this time that’s good news for the senator. Police in the Dominican Republic say that three women who had claimed the New Jersey pol had paid them for sex were actually being paid by a Dominican attorney to make those claims. While the sex scandal may have imploded, Menendez is fighting a more credible threat in the form of a Miami grand jury that’s reportedly investigating whether the senator pressured the Dominican government into honoring a port security contract with his friend Salomon Melgen.

    Read it at Associated Press