March 29, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific spender Sheldon Adelson and other members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. During speeches Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all addressed the key concerns of Adelson and many group members - the threat of a nuclear Iran, their desire to strengthen U.S. ties with Israel, and what they view as the waning prestige of the U.S. abroad.
March 28, 2014 |
TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that the chairman of the authority that controls the George Washington Bridge has resigned, and Christie vowed to reform the agency in the wake of the scandal over a politically-motivated traffic jam. Attorney David Samson, a close ally of Christie and a fixture in New Jersey politics for decades, submitted his resignation effective immediately, Christie announced as he met reporters at the State House...
March 27, 2014 |
Well, as they say in Jersey, “Chris Christie didn't do nuthin'!” On Thursday, the New Jersey governor's handpicked legal team cleared him of any wrongdoing in "Bridgegate" - the four-day traffic tie-up in Fort Lee, N.J., in September. The governor played no part in orchestrating the traffic nightmare, the report (which cost New Jersey taxpayers about $1 million) said. Instead, it faulted two Christie loyalists who basically, it found, went rogue. PHOTO ESSAY: Chris Christie, President Obama and the 'ignorance is bliss' dodge It also said that one of those rogues, David Wildstein, insisted that he had told Christie about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge while they were happening.
March 27, 2014 |
Lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have cleared him of wrongdoing in the massive traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge, concluding that it was just one more “crazy idea” by one of Christie's loyalists, motivated by a deep and mysterious grudge against a Democratic mayor. The report, immediately dismissed by Democrats as an attempt to extricate Christie from a political jam, had some fresh revelations: It said David Wildstein, who ordered the four-day closure of bridge access roads in Fort Lee, claimed to other aides last year that he told Christie about the traffic problems while they were happening; the governor has insisted he never found out until after they were over.
March 27, 2014 |
An internal review by a team of lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie concluded that the governor's aides came up with the idea to close off the access lanes to the George Washington Bridge on their own, without the governor or other staffers knowing about it. “We found that Gov. Christie had no knowledge beforehand of this George Washington Bridge realignment and that he played no role whatsoever in the decision or the implementation of...
March 12, 2014 |
The strategy of Tesla Motors to sell its electric Model S sports sedan through company-owned stores took a hit this week when New Jersey required that autos sold in the state have to move through a middleman, namely a dealer. At the urging of auto dealers, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission changed a rule Tuesday to require a franchise license to sell new cars in the state. Tesla has two company owned stores in New Jersey stores -- in Short Hills and Paramus -- that were operating under different licenses.