Christie faces shrinking pool of 2016 backers following Bush announcement

assetContentTRENTON — Former Republican National Committee finance chairman Mel Sembler says he’s “admirer” of Gov. Chris Christie. But Sembler is lining up behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican presidential race. Had Bush ruled out a run, “I absolutely would have looked at Christie. I’m an admirer,” Sembler said in a telephone interview.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Why was Chris Christie sitting with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the Eagles game?

assetContent (16)PHILADELPHIA — Well this isn’t going to help Gov. Chris Christie win any votes in the Garden State. Christie was seen sitting with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during the Eagles’ game on Sunday night, a move will not go over well with Eagles fans. Here is the photo of Christie taking in the game with… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Chris Christie declines to comment on CIA torture tactics report

assetContent (9)WOODBRIDGE — Gov. Chris Christie declined today to take a position on whether it was appropriate for the U.S. government to engage in brutal interrogation techniques recently made public. The governor, speaking briefly to reporters on Ellis Island, had little to say when asked to respond to news of harsh CIA interrogations. The tactics, used against… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Former Port Authority chairman Samson tries to head off ethics probe

assetContent (8)TRENTON — David Samson, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to head off a state ethics probe of his work at the bi-state agency. Samson and his law firm sued the New Jersey State Ethics Commission in U.S. District Court, claiming it does… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Timeline Shows Christie and Aide Texting About ‘Bridgegate’ Testimony

file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallagher

Telephone records show that Gov. Chris Christie and his current chief of staff, Regina Egea, exchanged a dozen text messages while a legislative committee was holding a Dec. 3, 2013, hearing on the George Washington Bridge lane closures and traffic jams that soon came to be referred to as “Bridgegate.” A timeline constructed by WNYC/NJPR based…

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Posted: December 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Republicans on N.J. bridge scandal panel blast Democrats in new report

assetContent (5)TRENTON — The Democratic leaders of the joint legislative committee investigating the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge “ran up exorbitant public costs” and “proved to be some of the most partisan elected officials in modern times,” according to a report released today by the Republican members of the panel. The 119-page “Minority Statement,” issued… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Clinton leads Christie in poll of possible 2016 presidential candidates

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during an October event in in Clive, Iowa.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during an October event in in Clive, Iowa.

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would defeat Gov. Chris Christie and other possible Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential election, according to a poll released today. The Bloomberg Politics survey showed Clinton, also a former U.S. senator from New York, leading Christie, 42 percent to 36 percent. Clinton, who would be the frontrunner… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Thompson: Bridgegate Indictments Will Be Cover Up Related

Brian ThompsonBrian Thompson, the WNBC 4-NY reporter who broke the story of potential indictments in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandals coming next month, told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki this morning that the likely federal charges will be related to a coordinated effort to cover up.

“This is what ties it all together as a single unified prosecution, ” Thompson said, “that is they are all involved in this, they all have a finger print or more, somewhere in this, which is, what our sources are saying, all wraps up into a conspiracy to cover up.”

Thompson said that the alleged cover up started “that week of the shut downs” not a month or two months later.  Thompson reiterated that the cover up began on the same week that the lane closures occurred.

Thompson said that at least two of the principals have made a deal, are singing, or are trying to make a deal, with the U.S. Attorney.

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Posted: December 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Moody’s: New Jersey’s Pension Funds Could Run Dry in Just 10 Years

If the state government doesn’t start properly funding its pension system, New Jersey’s two largest pension funds will run out of money in 10 to 13 years, creating a budgetary nightmare, Moody’s Financial Services warns. Based on the state’s failure to make required pension contributions over the past five years, including Gov. Chris Christie’s most recent… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Pensions | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

NBC: Bridgegate Indictments Could Be Coming in January

IMG_9512One day after the State Legislative Committee’s report stating that there was no evidence that Governor Chris Christie had prior knowledge of the September 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures, WNBC-4 New York’s Brian Thompson is reporting that multiple sources say that U. S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation into the scandal could be wrapped up by the end of next month resulting in “at least a half dozen potential indictments.”

Thompson’s report said that those facing potential indictment are former Christie staffers and current and former Port Authority officials.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »