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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.

Christie Could Be Impeached If He Knew Of Closures, Says Democrat Heading Bridge Probe

NBC News | Michael Isikoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures said Gov. Chris Christie's top aides had engag...

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...

The People vs. Chris Christie

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Not even the Teflon fleece can save him now: the hypocrisy of pretending to be a man of the people and using the government to hurt the people will spell the end of Chris Christie's presidential chances.

Key Chris Christie Mentor: Bridge Scandal Poses The Question 'Do You Really Want That In Your President?'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

As a week loaded with questions for and apologies by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) drew to a close, one of his key mentors emerged with doubts ab...

Chris Christie Aide Is The Latest To Use Private Emails

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those personal emails at the center of the brewing scandal for Chris Christie may have remained secret — had the public and pres...

Christie & The Bridge: He Coulda Been a Contender!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Is "Bridge-gate" Christie's exit ramp? ...

Jason Cherkis

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created ...


Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
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.

Chris Christie's Pity Party

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Roger Witherspoon

What was most stunning about The Governor's prayerful pity party was that he spent two hours expressing incredulity and remorse because his staff and political henchmen and women lied to him. He was not chagrined that they lied to the people of New Jersey.

Christie's Favorability Rating Down Post-Scandal: Poll

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria and Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s favorability rating is down 8 points since the outbreak of “Bridgegate,” although he remains popular, according...

Why Colbert Will Vote Christie In 2016

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert took to his pulpit last night to defend a man that even his allies are avoiding: Chris "I am not a bully" Christie. After watching ...

NJ Town Caught In Scandal Loves, Hates The GW Bridge

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — When Mayor Mark Sokolich's annual Christmas card showed up in mailboxes a few weeks ago, some residents took careful note of t...

Christie Looks To Turn The Corner

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A wounded Chris Christie is working to move beyond the most challenging test of his political career, a traffic scandal that ro...

An Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie

Dylan Brody | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Dylan Brody

Dear Governor Christie, I write to you today to implore you to step down as governor of the great state of New Jersey.

The Fundamental Public Speaking Mistake Governor Christie Made Today

Peter Paskale | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

If somewhere beneath the bonfire of your presentation, little kindling flames are delicately smouldering their way across the bridge of your presidential ambitions, then the thing you really shouldn't be doing, is blowing on them.

Parsing Chris Christie

Rob Reinalda | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media
Rob Reinalda

As a professional writer/editor and a veteran actor, I'd like to offer what I feel might be more accurate interpretations -- based on their syntax -- of what Chris Christie's two sentences actually meant, instead of simply buying into their verbal cloaks.

U.S. Attorney To Open Christie Inquiry

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere TRENTON, N.J., Jan 9 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Thursday he had fired a top aide at the cent...

Four Reasons Why 'Bridgegate' Could Be Politically Fatal to Christie's Presidential Ambitions

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

"Bridgegate" is a big, interesting, symbolically powerful story that will break through with voters who know very little about Christie. For many voters, it will be their first real impression and he will come to be defined by it.

'I'm Ashamed Of The State I Grew Up In'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

The New Jersey traffic scandal that engulfed Wednesday's news cycle has not only threatened Gov. Chris Christie's 2016 presidential chances in the Rep...

Christie Taking Questions Amid Huge Scandal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a news conference...

Amanda Terkel

Emails Show Chris Christie's Top Aide Linked To Traffic Jam Payback Against Democratic Mayor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy chief of staff was directly involved in a mean-spirited effort to create "traffic problems" ...

Emails Link Top Christie Aide To Lane Closure Controversy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Private messages between Governor’s Christie’s deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effor...