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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Attorney in New Jersey Presses Inquiry on Christie Ally

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The investigation is looking into whether Port Authority Chief David Samson broke any laws when he approved two major bridge contracts.

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Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.

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This Week in Politics: The Mayor's Big Week

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WNYC

It was a big week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. An explosion leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem — and then a plan for universal pre-kindergarten emerged in budget talks in Albany. It wasn't exactly his plan, and it wasn't exactly a victory. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig sit down with special guest Azi Paybarah of Capital New York to discuss This Week in Politics.

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Prosecutor Opens Second Inquiry into Christie Ally

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo are standing by David Samson, but now federal prosecutors are looking into his mix of Port Authority leadership and private business.

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New York Fines Peer Ride-Sharing Service

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor is cracking down on RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car sharing service that has become popular among younger, mostly urban residents.

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Six Ways the Christie Administration Blocked Reform at the Port Authority

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Early in his first term, Gov. Christie promised to shine a light on the authorities and commissions he said were New Jersey's “shadow government." But when it came to the bi-state agency that brings in billions of dollars a year, it was more of a shadow reform.

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This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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This Week in Politics: Is Christie Getting his Mojo Back?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.

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Christie Still Backs Port Authority Chair

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WNYC

Despite apparent conflicts, Christie "strongly, firmly" backs Port Authority Chair. 

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New Bridgegate Emails: More Planning, More Cover-Up, More Jokes About 'Traffic Problems'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new set of uncensored documents shows two key Bridgegate figures joked about causing traffic problems for a Middlesex County rabbi three weeks before the shutdown of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

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Christie's Sandy Recovery Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics and Policy at WNYC, explains why Chris Christie is sticking by Port Authority chair David Samson, and Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC reporter, explains how the slow distribution of Sandy aid money is dogging Chris Christie's reputation and further damaging his chances to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.

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How Christie Ally Profited From NJ Transit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

David Samson's law firm was hired for legal work on plan his transition committee recommended.

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Cuomo "No Opinion" On Whether Port Chief Should Resign

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

New York's Governor offers no reaction to calls for resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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Christie Rebuffs Reporters as Questions About his Port Chief Mount

Monday, February 24, 2014

More potential conflicts of interest have surfaced for Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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Team Christie Mum After Paper Calls on Port Chief to Resign

Friday, February 21, 2014

Saying "beyond Bridgegate, his tenure has been a failure," the Star-Ledger says its time for Christie's top man a the Port Authority to resign.

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Port Authority: "We Apologize" For Bridgegate

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WNYC

In their first public statements to date on the Bridgegate scandal, commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey apologized for the hazards to public safety and convenience caused by two appointees of Governor Chris Christie when they closed lanes at the George Washington Bridge last September. 

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This Week In Politics: An Unexpected Storm

Saturday, February 15, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surprised by the cold this week. His pre-k plan is getting an icy push back from Governor Cuomo, reporters are grilling him at length, his Schools Chancellor is being mocked for saying "it's a beautiful day" in the middle of a sleet storm, and even ...

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The Port Authority's Big Money Shifting Scheme

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Port Authority board’s chairman David Samson is well connected to Chris Christie, and the head of a powerful law firm. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein discusses her reporting on how Samson uses all three positions to his benefit.

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Cuomo Dodges Bridgegate Questions

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in his most extensive back and forth to date with reporters about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that has engulfed his counterpart in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie.

Cuomo and Christie jointly run the entity that oversees the bridge, the Port Authority, but Cuomo has ...

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NJ Transit's Secret Deal With Christie's Favorite Firm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WNYC

The law firm run by Governor Christie's top man at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, extracted a secret agreement from New Jersey Transit that it would build a transit station in a favorable location for Samson's client.

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