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Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

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...

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 Says What He Knew About Lane Closures

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said he started asking staff members to get more details about traffic jams in the northern New Jersey town...

Former Christie Staffer Takes The Fifth In Bridge Scandal Subpoena

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Bridget Anne Kelly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, refuses to surrender documents subpoenaed by investigators, a lette...

Christie Bridge Scandal Thickens

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign is asking permission to exceed New Jersey's election spending cap to pay lawyers han...

Chris Christie Staffer Resigns Amid Probe

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration who has been subpoenaed in an alleged po...

New Jersey Dem Says He's Seen No Evidence Christie Knew Of Traffic Scheme

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A New Jersey Democrat leading a probe of a bridge traffic scandal that has engulfed ...

Christie Tears Into Former Political Ally

AP | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in an appa...

Christie Booed At Super Bowl Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was booed as he took the stage at the Super Bowl handoff ceremony in Times Square on Saturday. As if it weren't ...

Rudy Giuliani: 'Fifty-Fifty' Chance Chris Christie Knew About George Washington Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

A few weeks after publicly defending New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's role in the George Washington Bridge scandal, former New York City Mayor Rudy Gi...

Eugene Mulero

New Jersey Tea Party Turns Bridgegate Into A Recruiting Tool | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the Bridgegate scandal gained national attention, tea party groups scattered around New Jersey say the controversy is helpin...

Jon Ward

Hillary Clinton's Comment She Hasn't Driven Since '96 Is Out Of Tune With Populist Mood | Jon Ward | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rising inequality, a sense of the system being rigged in favor of the powerful: Those themes have been building for years, among conserv...

New Committee Probing Christie

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

By Noreen O'Donnell Jan 27 (Reuters) - New Jersey state legislators voted on Monday to merge parallel investigations into the George ...

Republican Activists Defend Chris Christie

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Christie may have been nearly 200 miles away, but his struggles in New Jersey buzzed through the hallways of a Washington ho...

Christie Faces Huge Drop Since Gigantic Victory

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Supersto...

Chris Christie: The End Game

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Based on Christie's entire prior pattern of conduct, if we assume that he either instigated the lane closures himself or was kept fully informed of the scheme, then Christie doubled down with an even bigger risk when he solemnly denied knowledge or involvement. If he knew all along, Christie compounded a major blunder with an outright lie. It's a high-stakes game. But if Christie went to great pains to keep his fingerprints off the entire affair, why do we think that his cover story won't stick?

Carl Lewis: Christie Wanted Me Out Of Senate Race

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a plan to appoint him the sta...

Most Voters Skeptical Of Chris Christie's Bridgegate Claims, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Most individuals who are aware of the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the closure of access lanes to the George Washington ...

The Ultimate Insult: Listening In on the NSA

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This post-9/11 moment of surveillance is one of those game-changers and the National Security Agency (NSA) has been the deal-breaker and rule-maker. The new rules it brought into existence are simple enough: You -- whoever you are and wherever you live on Planet Earth -- are a potential target. Get used to it.

Romney Defends Christie's Handling Of Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out in support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), praising his handling of the fallout surround...

Why Power Corrupts

David Bergstein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
David Bergstein

Corruption is a byproduct of a person in power, either through money, by way of election, or by force, who is arrogant instead of grateful. In the words of Elliot Spitzer, "hubris is terminal."

20 New Subpoenas Issued By Panel Investigating Christie Scheme

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A special legislative panel investigating an apparent political payback scheme involving Gov. Chris Christie's aides issued 20 ...

Senator: 'Zero Evidence' Christie Bridge Closings Were Part Of 'Legitimate Traffic Study'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator looking into the closures of lanes leading up to a major New Jersey bridge says he has received "zero evidence" tha...

Christie Administration Hires Some Help For Internal Bridge Scandal Review

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he has hired a legal team ...

Legal Experts See Possible Charges In Bridge Scandal

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The George Washington Bridge traffic jam that was apparently engineered by allies of Gov. Chris Christie as political payback co...