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Andrea Bernstein

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Under Christie, Business Booms for Port Authority's Chief

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNYC

Lobbying and bond work at the law firm of David Samson, a Christie intimate he named to lead the Port Authority, have skyrocketed over the four years of the Christie administration.

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This Week in Politics: The Power Of Mayors

Saturday, January 18, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off some power plays...and continues to push his everyman image . Meanwhile, across the Hudson, mayors are getting more attention than ever before.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin break down this week in politics with New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez.

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Christie Calls In the Lawyers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Chris Christie has brought in a set of lawyers to investigate bridgegate. Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro editor, talks about who's involved. Plus, she discusses her reporting on the Port Authority.

 

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How Christie's Men Turned the Port Authority into a Political Piggy Bank

Thursday, January 16, 2014

For Governor Chris Christie, having David Wildstein as his director of interstate capital projects meant more than causing traffic jams for uncooperative Democrats in Fort Lee. It meant controlling billions of dollars that could be spent in ways that served Christie's national ambitions.

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In Embattled Mayoralty Of John Lindsay, Lessons For de Blasio

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WNYC

Bill de Blasio isn't the first strikingly tall liberal whom New Yorkers have elected to succeed a three-term mayor. So what lessons can de Blasio learn from the mayoralty of John Lindsay?

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At Port Authority, Christie Appointees Took Control

Sunday, January 12, 2014

WNYC

On the evening of September 14, the day after he ordered the re-opening of traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge, the executive director of the Port Authority, Pat Foye, was in conversation with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides.  “Anything else on Wildstein and Baroni,” Foye urgently emailed his director of bridges and tunnels. “2nd floor request.  Need to know ASAP.”

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This Week in Politics: Bridgegate

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The biggest scandal of Chris Christie's career threatens a potential presidential bid. Andrea Bernstein, Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz break it all down, and Matt tells us why team Christie is worried.

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When It Comes to Commuters, Chris Christie Has a Massive Blind Spot

Friday, January 10, 2014

Almost since taking office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been on a collision course with commuters and other people trying to get around his state - a group of people that comprises, essentially, everyone.

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Key Figure in Christie Scandal Held in Contempt After Taking the Fifth

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A New Jersey Assembly commiteee has held in contempt the key figure in the scandal surrounding the politically-motivated closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge. The vote came after David Wildstein repeatedly asserted his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent over the scandal.  

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With Caveats, Cuomo Veers to the Center

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

He's still pushing universal pre-k, gun control and medical marijuana, but in the first big speech of his re-election year, New York's governor seemed to go back to his centrist roots, focusing on lower taxes and balanced budgets.

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Emails Tie Top Christie Aides to GW Bridge Scandal

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WNYC

An email message to the central figure in the fray surrounding the closure of traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge links a top aide to Governor Chris Christie to the growing scandal. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Christie Aide Bridget Anne Kelly.

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Report: Soccer Deal Could Mean Yankees Garages In Arrears Until 2056

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

A proposed deal to bring a soccer stadium to the Bronx would bail out the bondholders of a set of failed parking garages and delay payments to the New York City until 2056, according to an analysis released by the Independent Budget Office. The controversial garages, which paved over a park, have already cost taxpayers millions.

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This Week in Politics: Heat and Ice

Saturday, January 04, 2014

WNYC

After the overheated rhetoric of the mayoral inauguration, temperatures turned frigid--literally--and snow blanketed the region, presenting Bill de Blasio with his first test as mayor. He came out...um..shoveling. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Beth Fertig and Brian Lehrer break down a very manic week.

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Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Will de Blasio Blow Snow?

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t finished appointing his top aides, but he’s already facing a major operational challenge: a snow storm.

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Mayor de Blasio: Traffic Fatalities "A Huge Public Safety Problem"

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

In his first working day in office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration would "focus a lot of energy" on reducing traffic fatalities, calling the issue "a huge public safety issue." His remarks came at the swearing in of his Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton.

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New York Remade: Before and After Bloomberg

Friday, December 27, 2013

WNYC

In the last 12 years, NYC has been transformed in ways that are wrenching, huge, and intimate. Here's how to wrap your head around Bloomberg's New York.

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This Week in Politics: Veteran Progressives

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can't say goodbye—Bill de Blasio posits that it is government veterans who are best poised to make change—and Beth Fertig sketches out who the next schools chancellor might be. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Beth Fertig break down This Week in Politics.

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Feds Now Investigating GWB Lane Closures by Christie Appointees

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The federal government is now investigating the closures of two lanes leading on to the nation's busiest bridge by former appointees of Governor Chris Christie, a prominent national Republican who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.

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This Week in Politics: Goings and Comings

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WNYC

The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.

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