March 6, 2014 |
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue, his poll numbers have plunged, and the socially conservative GOP voters who dominate this gathering have always been his biggest hurdle in a potential quest for the presidency. But with surprisingly expansive comments on his opposition to abortion, the New Jersey governor drew a warm reception before a group that did not even invite him last year, a slight ascribed to organizers' criticism of his conservative credentials.
February 27, 2014 |
TRENTON, N.J. -- In the mysterious political grudge-fest that spawned the George Washington Bridge traffic pileup, a new object of ire has emerged: a New Jersey rabbi. A newly released version of a text exchange between David Wildstein and Bridget Anne Kelly, two key figures in the bridge scandal, shows them exchanging barbed jokes about Rabbi Mendy Carlebach of the Chabad of North and South Brunswick - and chaplain to the Police Department at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridges.
February 20, 2014 |
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol, Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday. “Our house is still broken,” said Nicole Brier, one of the many in the packed VFW Hall here whose home was damaged in Superstorm Sandy - and who are still waiting, with increasing anger, for state aid to come through. “I understand your frustration,” Christie said. “I feel it myself.
February 20, 2014 |
Another incriminating cache of emails, another Republican governor facing harsh questions and once more the hounds of political scandal are in full cry. There are, however, important differences between the controversies surrounding Wisconsin's Scott Walker and New Jersey's Chris Christie, which matter as both weigh potential 2016 campaigns for president. On Wednesday, Wisconsin investigators released thousands of pages of documents regarding public employees doing inappropriate political work for Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive, before his 2010 election as governor.
February 10, 2014 |
The New Jersey state committee investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic jam wants to see Gov. Chris Christie's helicopter flight records, trying to determine if one flight took him over the scene of the epic mess created by Christie's aides. Continuing an aggressive hunt for records, the joint investigative committee on Monday authorized 18 new subpoenas for information, including one to the New Jersey State Police aviation unit, which operates the helicopters, according to a source familiar with the committee. A spokesman for Christie confirmed one flight in that vicinity during the four-day traffic jam: a trip from Sept.
February 3, 2014 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday insisted he never knew that his aides had intentionally fouled up traffic approaches to the George Washington Bridge until after the lanes had been reopened - though he admitted he might have heard about traffic snarls while they were happening and not paid any attention. Answering questions during his monthly radio call-in show from Trenton, Christie also said that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from his office, as part of investigations into possible abuses of power by his administration.