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Governor Chris Christie

Serving Up a Christie Town Hall: Never Hand-Picked, But Always 'Curated'

Tom Davis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Davis

You don't get the charisma of Reagan, or the tearful warmth of a visit with Oprah or Ellen. None of that witty, soft stuff ever mattered with Gov. Chris Christie, the working class hero's governor, anyway.

That Name Sounds Familiar

John Llewellyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
John Llewellyn

To Americans of a certain age, the law firm that recently claimed to exonerate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the Bridgegate Affair should sound a tad familiar: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Randy Mastro Strikes Out

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

You know that you've failed when a Republican like Joseph Scarborough, host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe, says on his program that Randy Mastro, the so-called "independent" lawyer investigating Gov. Christie's bridge-closing scandal, sounded like Baghdad Bob at his press conference Thursday, and the political writer, Al Hunt -- also on the show -- said Mastro could have served as "Putin's lawyer." What will Christie do for his follow-up? One thing is for clear -- the woman in the George Washington Bridge scandal, Bridget Kelly, the sender of the traffic tie-up demand, is now in the crosshairs of the Mastro-led counterattack.

Christie: Internal Investigation or Client Advocacy?

Michael D. Celock | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's million dollar internal investigation of Bridgegate has determined that the governor did not know what was going on and did not authorize the lane closures. But the report raises more questions than answers.

'Then They Fight You' -- Why The 1 Percent Is In Full Panic Mode

Will Bunch | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

In the last few months, we've seen something truly amazing happen. The 1 percent is in "they fight you" mode, in some of the crudest terms possible. They are attacking the movement for equity in the country, and -- at least rhetorically, for now -- they want to burn it.

Ex-Chris Christie Aides Resist Judge's Subpoena

Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov...

Bullying Is Not Tough

Lance Simmens | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Christie makes a mockery of the tough guy branding he has so assiduously cultivated during his political career. A tough guy is also a stand-up guy. A truly tough guy would accept responsibility for what happened on his watch and vow to never allow it to happen again.

Livingston High

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Political News, Olympic Style

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

Christie's Future

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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.

Gov. Christie's Tax Cuts Are the Wrong Prescription for NJ's Economy

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

Corporate tax cuts and subsidies have been Gov. Christie's only efforts to spur job creation and economic recovery for the past four years, but where has this gotten us? Not very far.

Christie Invited To Speak At Conservative Conference After Being Snubbed Last Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will speak at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference organized by the American Conservative Union next m...

What This Green Super Bowl Signifies

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

In his most recent State of the Union Address President Obama declared that "climate change is a fact." While inside the Beltway that declaration migh...

Andrew Perez

For Firm At Heart Of Christie Controversy, Governor Has Been A Constant Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/28 -- Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Friday that Port Authority Chairman David Samson had resigned, the same day Christie held a press co...

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Chris Christie Campaign Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey has subpoenaed documents from the reelection campaign of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) a...

Class-Action Lawsuit Brought Against Chris Christie for Second-Hand Bullying

Spencer Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

78-year-old Trudy Rosenlawn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, spoke to reporters this morning while visibly shaking and clutching a hand-woven shawl with her thin, aged hands.

FBI Digging Into Claims Chris Christie Threatened To Withhold Sandy Relief: Report

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The FBI has started questioning witnesses about whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy rel...

Why Christie's School 'Fix' Is Misguided

Vicki Abeles | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

As if getting Garden State residents into one jam wasn't enough, Gov. Chris Christie is calling for a longer school day to make New Jersey students more "competitive." But Christie's proposed fix is a simplistic and misguided solution to a nuanced and complex problem.

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?

The Christie Troubles: From Damage Control to Talk of Possible Impeachment

Dominic Carter | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

How many of those governors do you think want Christie to come to their states now on their behalf? The good news for Christie? The Superbowl is now only weeks away, and that may take the focus away from bridgegate. Maybe, for a little while.

Republican Bullying Finally Meets Stupidity in Chris Christie Mess

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

This is a symptom of the disease that has plagued the Republican Party since the rise to prominence of Newt Gingrich decades ago and when our politics took an unprecedentedly ugly turn. Simply put, today's GOP is no longer content to promote a conservative agenda but needs to destroy the liberal agenda in order to feel good.

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...

Howard Fineman

A Tale Of Two Chris Christies

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Christie To Give Big Speech Amid Scandal

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he ...