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Bridgegate not over for Chris Christie

A New Jersey judge issued a summons to Governor Chris Christie over his alleged role in Bridgegate. The complaint was filed by retired firefighter William J. Brennan.

Christie creates position for Wildstein; the media are shocked

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2014 — There are two scenes from “Tombstone,” one of the best westerns in the last thirty years, where Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) comes to terms with just how much irony and hypocrisy he can bear in his life. In the first, he is offered a badge by Wyatt Earp when the ...

Christie and Obama scandals show media objectivity is dead

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2014 — Two weeks ago we heard that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have organized the lane closures on the GWB as a form of political retribution against the Mayor of Ft. Lee. He apologized, and people were fired. Then last week we heard that Chris Christie may have embezzled money ...

Chris Christie, BridgeGate and SandyGate

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2014 — Last week the story broke that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may, or may not, have been involved in the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in order to punish a local Democratic mayor for refusing to support him. Now, we are hearing that the embattled Garden State ...

Bridgegate, Hurricane Sandy and Christie: How bad are his scandals?

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2014 — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in trouble. Members of the governor’s staff used bully tactics to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who refused to support the governor’s reelection bid. Now it seems that presidential hopeful Christie may have misused Hurricane Sandy relief money to pay for a tourism commercial ...

The hypocrisy of the latest Christie Scandal

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2014 — Presidential hopeful and governor of New Jersey Chris Christie is in trouble. Last week it was revealed that members of his staff engaged in petty, bully tactics in retaliation against a mayor who refused to support the governor in his reelection bid. Now it seems that the governor may have ...

Chris Christie and the problem with “anointed” leaders

After Christie’s nearly two-hour presser today, the news coverage from left- and right-leaning media has been one-part investigative reporting, one-part gossip, and two-parts opinion. Some outlets are already saying Christie’s presidential aspirations (which he denies) are all but finished.