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Amanda Terkel

Christie Avoids 'Bridgegate' In Inaugural Address | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was sworn in for his second term Tuesday, amid what has become the biggest controversy of his politic...

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?

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 ...

Jimmy Fallon Gave Chris Christie A Heads Up About Springsteen Bit

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Chris Christie sort of got the Scott Tenorman treatment last week thanks to Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen. While "South Park's" Tenorman suffered...

N.J. Lieutenant Governor Denies Holding Sandy Funds Hostage

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday denied a claim by the mayor of Hoboken that...

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.

Mayor Stands By Shocking Claims Against Christie

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of a New Jersey town flooded during Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery a...

Christie, The Bridge and Corruption: Full Circle New Jersey Hustle?

Martin London | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Martin London

This real estate development has a dramatic history: it was first proposed in the early '70s, and quickly morphed into a saga involving reputed mafia figures, noted real estate moguls, the former mayor of Fort Lee, two of Christie's predecessors in the U.S. attorney's office, a Long Island shopping center developer, and a large cast of attorneys, including me.

Arianna Swings By 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

On this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," our very own Arianna Huffington (played here by Nasim Pedrad) swung by the Weekend Update desk to flirt with ...

Jason Linkins

Almost Forgotten, West Virginia: Your Sunday Morning Conversation | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

A week after a massive chemical spill at a Freedom Industries storage facility contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia with 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol and forced 300,000 residents of the state to go without potable, usable water, life is slowly starting to return to normal. Well, that's the casual way of describing what's happening, anyway.

Jason Linkins

Almost Forgotten, West Virginia: Your Sunday Morning Conversation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A week after a massive chemical spill at a Freedom Industries storage facility contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia with 7,500 gallons of 4-met...

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 ...

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...

"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...

Howard Fineman

A Tale Of Two Chris Christies | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Chris Christies gave the State of the State address on Tuesday. The first overflowed with weasel words, the very image of an evas...

Ryan Grim

Lessons For Chris Christie On The Proper Way To Exact Petty Political Revenge | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decision by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) staff members to shut down two access lanes to the country's busiest bridge in orde...

Guess Who Doesn't Care About Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

While the media may be hung up on the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) bridge scandal, the public at large appears to have other things on its mind....

Emily Swanson

Look At What Bridge Scandal Has Done To Chris Christie's Ratings | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has seen little change in his national favorability ratings since emails were released last week showing that his s...

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.

Ryan J. Reilly

The Law That Might Cover The Chris Christie Scandal | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal experts say it would be tough for federal officials to make the case that aides to Gov. Chris Christie violated federal public cor...

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.

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...