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Menendez indictment could create committee opening for Cardin

The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could create an opening for Sen. Ben Cardin to become the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Hours after a grand jury in Newark handed down a 14-count indictment that included bribery and conspiracy charges, Menendez wrote to Democratic leaders that he would "temporarily" relinquish his position as the top Democrat on the powerful committee. "This is not how my career is going to end," the New Jersey Democrat said during a press conference. "I'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service career and my entire life." The next most...

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