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Some GOP Donors Are Souring On Christie

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Where just months ago Republicans brimmed with pride over Chris Christie's landslide re-election, doubts about his prospects as a pot...

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...

Christie Changes His Story, Again

Alan Singer | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Governor Christie has not been very clear. First, he told the public he learned about the bridge fiasco when we did in the news in October. Then he conceded that he might have heard about the problems from the news while they were happening. But now his story is just that he did not "authorize" the traffic blockage.

What Wildstein Fleeing a Sinking S.S. Christie Means for GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

The scandal has gotten too much press time, and Christie has gone too far out on a limb saying he's innocent to politically survive being proven false.

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...

Report: Chris Christie Attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein

Politico | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his bridge-closing involvement, mounted...

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...

Bridgegate: Patronage Run Amok

Martin Tolchin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Martin Tolchin

As the governor surely has learned, patronage is a two-edged sword: Its misuse can imperil a political career.

Jon Ward

Hillary Clinton's Comment She Hasn't Driven Since '96 Is Out Of Tune With Populist Mood

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Christie's Bully Pulpit and the "Lady Mayor"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

One thing's certain in the latest allegation against New Jersey Gov. Christie Christie: either Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is blatantly lying through her partisan teeth or the Trenton Bully Brigade has struck again.

Bridgegate -- and the Right to Travel

Frank Askin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Askin

David Wildstein and Company may not have been aware of it, but there is actually a Federal statute that makes it a crime to deliberately interfere with the right to travel across the George Washington Bridge.

Christie's to Blame Even If He Didn't Know

Sandy Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Whether or not he knew or was personally involved in the bridge scandal, any Christie presidential hopes should already be down the drain.

Scandal? Or Normal?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Maybe the real scandal is what's not considered scandalous! ...

Christie Faces Donors As Scandal Heats Up

AP | KEN THOMAS and MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces one of his first major tests since his backyard political scandal erupted: reassuring top Republic...

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...

The Real Chris Christie Scandal

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

During last fall's New Jersey gubernatorial contest, which Gov. Chris Christie used as a rehearsal for a 2016 presidential bid, the media were so mesm...

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...

Why It Is Simple to Define Governor Christie as a Bully

Carrie Goldman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Carrie Goldman

Governor Christie's behavior brings to the forefront of our nation's consciousness an issue that is widely known yet under-addressed: workplace bullying.

Fort Lee Bridge Scandal -- A Major Blow to GOP Prospects

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

First and foremost, Chris Christie apologized for the incident but he denied any knowledge of it. How true that is, only remains to be seen after investigations on the basis of subpoenas on emails and text messages within his office are over.

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

David Wild | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
David Wild

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Welcome to the Exciting World of Traffic Study

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I've been in the Traffic Study field for years and this whole stupid Christie flap is giving us Traffic Studiers a bad name.

5 Reasons Chris Christie Will Still Be the Republican Nominee in 2016

David Macaray | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
David Macaray

Astonishingly, people are already writing off Chris Christie as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, treating him as irrevocably damaged goods. That's not only wildly unrealistic, it's naive. Politics ain't a sprint; it's a marathon.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America finally turned its attention to the urgent problem of its bridges -- or at least one bridge. As a media storm erupted over a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, accountability for our nation's crumbling infrastructure continued to cruise right by. Maybe we could divert some of those lanes of outrage toward the fact that nearly 80,000 American bridges are falling apart. This week also marked the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. From 1964 to 1973, the poverty rate fell from 19 to 10 percent. But over the ensuing years, it's climbed to 15 percent, as the War on Poverty has become a War on Poor People. An estimated 6.8 million people could put poverty in their rear view mirror with a proposed increase of the minimum wage to $10.10. But like a "traffic study" on the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, our leaders' desire to truly fight a war on poverty seems endlessly stalled.