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REPORT: Christie Forced Agency To Find Job For Embattled Aide | Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics

Give him a position at the top of the agency; he's a good friend of the governor....

Chris Christie's Problems Are Not Going Away

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Christie's government acted in a way that suggested that politics are more important than governance. Most politicians do that, but few do it so baldly, and so unequivocally, as Christie did. It is true that Christie himself may not have personally called for partially shutting down several lanes of traffic, but that is no longer relevant.

Eugene Mulero

'Where's The Moral Outrage' Over America's Daily Bridge Disaster, Experts Ask | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bridgegate has been a nightmare for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), but it could have one upside for the rest of America: The scanda...

Maher: Bridgegate Is Christie's 'Miley Cyrus' Moment

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

"Real Time with Bill Maher" returns this weekend, and it couldn't have happened at a better time. Maher, a New Jersey native, has plenty of opinions o...

Scott Walker Still Down With Chris Christie After 'Bridgegate'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) expressed his support for fellow Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday, saying he still has confidence in the New Jerse...

"Does Every Scandal Have To Get A 'Gate'?"

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In the wake of Chris Christie's scandal being dubbed "bridgegate," Jon Stewart took momentary pause to question why every American political scandal t...

Springsteen & Fallon Jab Christie Where It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Chris Christie, a noted fan of The Boss (when he isn't sleeping through his concerts), probably won't love this. Last night on "Late Night," Jimmy Fal...

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal In State Of The State Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the "Bridgegate" scandal hanging over his administration, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took a moment at the beginning of his ...

Chris Christie and Bridgegate: Two Things Leaders Should Learn

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

For whatever reason, we generally take a very casual approach to email -- which is a huge mistake. We say private things, criticize people and otherwise write emails thinking they will never been seen publicly. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Christie's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In assessing the damage to a possible Christie 2016 candidacy, many are making the mistake of only looking at his chances in the general election. But to get to the general election, Christie has to win the Republican nomination. And the electorate for these primary contests is going to be radically different than the general election voting pool.

Bridgegate Collateral Damage: The People

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

While the investigation continues, subpoenas get issued and details hashed out, one thing has become abundantly clear: the residents of Fort Lee and the people of New Jersey were treated as some sort of an afterthought.

Christie, Public Officials and Emailing

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

When one listens to the news, or watches the "comedic"-news (Stewart or Colbert), one wonders, daily: 'How can someone be so stupid as to commit that to writing (by email or text)?' And yet, such stories surface almost hourly.

Why the Media Must Look Beyond Petty Political Retribution as the Reason for Bridgegate

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

The Petty Political Retribution theory makes for juicy speculation and conjecture. It allows reporters to pursue, and news and political talk program anchors to speculate ad nauseam about, the connections and potential connections among and between the expanding cast of characters.

Christie's Weiner

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

I did not have sex with that bridge. That was Chris Christie's Hail Mary play at his press conference last week. He looked us in the eye, he told us he'd done nothing wrong and he prayed it would turn out better for him with George Washington than it did for Bill Clinton with Ms. Lewinsky.

Stick A Fork In Christie

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Adding fuel to the fire is a new federal investigation announced Monday into allegations that Christie misused Hurricane Sandy relief funds to produce one or more re-election campaign ads. Hear that sound? That's the other shoe dropping.

The Trolley Problem Reconsidered

Jerry Adler | Posted 03.13.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

The trolley's speeding, clackety-click The motorman's asleep. The rails are icy, wet and slick The downhill grade is steep. It's heading for a grisly...

Amanda Terkel

New Jersey Lawmakers Turn Up The Heat On Bridgegate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Jersey state Assembly is stepping up its investigation into "Bridgegate," announcing Monday that it has created a special invest...

'Traffic Jam': A Playlist for Chris Christie & The Cast of Bridgegate

David Wild | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
David Wild


BOTH SIDES NOW: Lowry/Shrum on Christie -- From Toast of Town to Toast? Plus deBlaz and Gates

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgYes, Christie's presser was a 'tour de force performance' but was it based on implausible deniability? Clinton (Flowers) and Obama (Wright) adeptly skated by their prez campaign woes -- will Christie? Rich and Bob also debate if the Gates book helps/hurts Obama, Clinton, Biden.

Christie's Traffic Jam

Mike Smith | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith


Leadership and the Apology

Terry Newell | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

National political figures have been doing a lot of apologizing recently. In October, President Obama apologized for the disastrous roll-out of the he...

Chris Christie, the Republican Party and Political Vendettas

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The rap on Chris Christie's aides in Bridgegate is that they crossed the line when they put ordinary citizens at risk for the sake of a petty politica...

Friday Talking Points -- Bullygate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news at the end of this week was New Jersey's Chris Christie trying to navigate a bridge over some very troubled waters. Is Christie now no longer a viable candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination?

Bye-Bye Bill Stepien -- Chris Christie's Karl Rove

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

It would seem, Christie figures he'll never talk to Bridget Kelly again. But Kelly is not really the political casualty whose demise New Jersey politicos are most intrigued by.


Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Even if there are no further disclosers implicating the governor, and everything he said Thursday holds up -- and that's a big if -- Governor Christie has a long and difficult road ahead of him.