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Judge Rules ‘Bridgegate’ Complaint Against Christie Can Proceed

The ruling ratchets up the political pressure on Christie, an avid Trump supporter, who now heads his White House transition team.

October 13, 2016
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New Jersey Train Crash Injures Over 100

Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train derailed and plowed through Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, U.S. media and a transit official said.

September 29, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference after announcing the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had resigned, a day after an internal investigation cleared Christie in the "Bridgegate" scandal, during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, United States on March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Chris Christie’s Chances For Impeachment Just Went Way Up

The chickens are coming home to roost in the Bridgegate scandal as NBC News reports NJ legislators are considering whether to impeach Gov. Chris Christie.

September 25, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference after announcing the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had resigned, a day after an internal investigation cleared Christie in the "Bridgegate" scandal, during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, United States on March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Bridgegate Prosecutors: Wildstein To Testify He Told Christie Of Lane Closings

“The evidence will show that … they bragged about the fact that there were traffic problems in Fort Lee and that Mayor Sokolich was not getting his calls returned,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Vikas Khanna said about Wildstein and defendant Bill Baroni. Wildstein’s attorney once suggested “evidence exists” Christie knew about the traffic jams.

September 19, 2016
Police officers walk near the area where an explosive device left at a train station was detonated by the authorities in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S., September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Bomb Suspect Rahami In Police Custody In New Jersey: Media Reports

Ahmad Rahami, the person being sought in the explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, CNN and an NBC affiliate reported, citing law enforcement officials.

September 19, 2016
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Trump’s Chump: The Self-Soiling Of Christopher Christie

Ah, those craven fiends atop the Republican Party, whoring before power and calling it “unity.” Consider Chris Christie: We haven’t seen political hypocrisy this flagrant since Richard Nixon savaged Harry Truman in 1960 for uttering the word “damn.”

July 9, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the audience at the theater of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

How Sanders Made Clinton’s Win Illegitimate

Instead of complaining about the complexity of election rules, Sanders would have been wiser to ignore Wall Street and billionaires for a few minutes to explain those rules to his supporters.

June 8, 2016
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U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Revealing ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators

The three-judge panel at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia did not immediately rule, and a rapid-fire volley of skeptical questions aimed at lawyers for both sides made it difficult to predict how the court was leaning.

June 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she sits down to talk during a campaign stop at a small restaurant in Vallejo, California, United States June 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSG4YM

Obama Close To Endorsing Clinton For Democratic Presidential Nominee: Media

While U.S. President Barack Obama has made remarks indicating a preference for Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, he has so far avoided a clear endorsement and has focused his remarks about the campaign on blasting Donald Trump. A senior White House official would not comment on timing of any endorsement but said Obama is eager to campaign where he might be useful. The expected Obama endorsement, reported by The New York Times and CNN, would come as a welcome boost to Clinton and to Democrats concerned that the party needs to turn its attention fully to campaigning against Republican nominee Donald Trump.

June 6, 2016
The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Appeals Court Delays Release Of NJ’s ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators List

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey.

May 17, 2016
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Christie To Head Trump Transition Team

While a transition team does now exist on paper, the team doesn’t even have an official press contact. Instead, all queries are instructed to be sent to the New Jersey governor’s director of communications — quite possibly a violation of federal and state law prohibiting the use of public funds for use in campaigns.

May 9, 2016
Donald Trump shakes hands with Chris Christie after Christie endorsed Trump's candidacy. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Chris Christie’s Star Has Fallen

“His craven endorsement of Donald Trump is only the final blow, the moment when he lost any shred of credibility.”

March 24, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on at his primary election night party Nashua, New Hampshire

6 Newspapers: Dump Chris Christie

Maybe if brazen governors were routinely called to face the consequences of their inactions, politicians would stop being so damn despicable.

March 2, 2016
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N.J. Mayor Is Mulling A Political Run In Cuba

“Within five years, if there is a need, I would love to go over to Cuba and make a difference.”

February 26, 2016
Republican U.S presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Chris Will Be At The Kiddie Table And Not Dining With The Donald

Chris Christie clearly doesn’t care about New Jersey anymore. He’s been spending his time running for president. So how’s that been going?

November 8, 2015
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Christie Runs New Jersey By Remote Control While Seeking New Job

In the past six weeks, he’s been out of the office about two-thirds of the time, trying to secure his next job.

August 13, 2015
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Why A New Jersey Puffer Fish Should Not Be President

In 2012 Chris Christie was deemed unfit to be America’s vice president, but he has continued to brag, bluster, and bully his way into national politics.

July 8, 2015
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Chris Christie Enters GOP Race

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, formally announced his entry into the overcrowded GOP primary field Tuesday morning.

June 30, 2015
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8 Reasons Chris Christie Shouldn’t Be President (Other Than Bridgegate)

We didn’t have time to list all of them.

June 29, 2015
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Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Obama To Limit Military-Style Equipment For Local Police Departments

President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.

May 18, 2015
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Christie’s Administration Is Facing Another Investigation

If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again.

May 8, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The Prize Is Right

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the woman who made news this week on the legendary game show The Price is Right.

May 7, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
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Cities And States Paying Massive Secret Fees To Wall Street

Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.

April 24, 2015