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Christie Aides 'Jokingly' Targeted Rabbi For Traffic Problems Before Bridgegate

Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

Weeks before a manufactured traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge overtook Fort Lee, N.J., at the behest of aides to Gov. Chris Christie, two pe...

More Bridgegate Documents Released

AP | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The latest documents released by a New Jersey legislative committee looking into a political payback scandal surrounding Gov. C...

Chris Christie Finds Friendly Crowd Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

By Edith Honan STIRLING, N.J., Feb 26 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has endured months of political fire for a t...

Jon Ward

Bobby Jindal's 2016 Hopes Rest On Mantra: 'It's Not About Personalities' | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Bobby Jindal isn't going to go away quietly. He made that much clear Monday. In the space of an hour, he reminded many Democrats w...

Anti-Chris Christie Bumper Sticker Aims To Keep Bridgegate Alive

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

The N.J. Working Families Alliance, a grassroots coalition of labor unions and community organizations, launched a critical bumper sticker campaign ag...

Jon Ward

Chris Christie's Foil, A Northeastern Liberal, Makes His Way On The National Stage | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin held up his right hand, thumb to forefinger, in the shape of a zero. That's how much experience the form...

Bill Maher Thinks MSNBC Is Too Obsessed With Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.22.2014 | Media

Bill Maher thinks MSNBC is a little too obsessed with the Chris Christie story. When Rachel Maddow appeared as a guest on "Real Time" Friday night,...

Christie: Internal Investigation or Damage Control

Michael D. Celock | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

Taxpayers are not paying for Christie to figure out what went wrong, they are paying for Christie to figure his way out of a mess that has jeopardized his once golden national political future.

Political News, Olympic Style

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

Longtime Christie Friend Involved In Traffic Scandal

Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

A longtime friend of Chris Christie's was involved in the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki revealed on Sunday. ...

Jon Ward

Will Chris Christie Face The Washington Press Corps? | Jon Ward | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political calendar has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on a crash course with the Washington press corps a week from Monday, but ...

Tapes Show No Deaths, Serious Injuries From Traffic Jam Plaguing Christie

AP | JACK GILLUM and KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A traffic jam deliberately orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie's staff that caused days of gridlock in northern Ne...

Obamalaw: Schumer's Bait and the President's Fiat Keep GOP Off Balance

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.

Governor Rod Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Compares Chris Christie's Situation to Blago's... and It's Not Pretty

Rob Kall | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
Rob Kall

I interviewed top 100 defense attorneys in America-ranked Chicago attorney Sam Adam Jr., who defended former governor Rod Blagojevich, on my radio show, asking him to compare the Blagojevich case with Chris Christie's situation, from a defense and prosecution perspective.

New Jersey Allows Christie Campaign To Raise Money For Legal Fees

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey campaign finance regulators have given Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign permiss...

Investigators Issuing New Subpoenas In Bridgegate Probe

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At least a dozen new subpoenas were authorized Monday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating a plot by aides to Go...

More Subpoenas To Come In Christie Bridge Probe

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More subpoenas are expected to be issued by a New Jersey legislative committee i...

Christie's Jersey Shore

Mike Smith | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

More cartoons by Mike Smith....

Rand Paul: Controversial Claims Against Chris Christie 'Unsettling'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called controversial claims about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge "unsett...

How The Bridgegate Scandal May Hurt Christie

AP | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — This is the year Chris Christie was planning to be more than...

Fort Lee Mayor: Christie Offered Gifts In Exchange For Endorsement

The Record | Mike Kelly | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has accused the Christie administration of an extensive campaign involving gifts to his borough from the Port Authority t...

Can The Fifth Protect Bridgegate Emails?

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

As the eminent legal scholar John Henry Wigmore famously expressed, cross examination is "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth." But when it comes to emails or texts, they tend to speak for themselves.

Christie, Cuomo and the Fight About Bridgegate

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

For anyone with an interest in politics or government, the unfolding saga of Bridgegate is mesmerizing. What has escaped any real analysis is the question of what the New York-New Jersey Port Authority actually does and how it affects real people every day.

She's Stupid, and She's a Liar

George Mitrovich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Yes, if Ms. Kelly did indeed, as appears, call for lane closures on the George Washington, she should have been gone from the governor's staff and held accountable, but by the option of resignation, not humiliation.

What Chris Christie Should Have Said to Save His Career

Richard Greene | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Richard Greene

What is most devastating to Chris Christie is that his press conference and his denials completely destroy his unique brand because they directly contradict it. I believe that this kind of a mea culpa statement would have saved that very powerful brand that had everyone thinking of him in 2016.