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Christie's Record on Sandy Recovery Is Hurting his Run for President

The governor’s handling of the storm has already lost the backing of some well-heeled party faithfuls.

Former Port Authority Chairman to Retire from Private Law Firm

David Samson steps down from his law and lobbying firm as federal prosecutors continue to investigate his tenure at the Port Authority.

Chris Christie to Test Drive His Popular Town Halls in New Hampshire

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie still hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate, but he's planning on spending three days in New Hampshire next week.

Menendez Pleads Not Guilty

Menendez pleaded not guilty before a federal judge. He's charged with 14 counts of corruption that allege he used his Senate seat to benefit Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgin.

Key Takeaways From the Menendez Indictment

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on 14 counts of corruption. Among the alleged crimes: securing visas for a wealthy donor's Dominican and Ukranian girlfriends.

Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

Working to Keep Politics Out of NJ's Pension-Fund Investments

Offered a chance to put wider restrictions in place, NJ State Investment Council says it will first look to tightening current regulations

Organic Kale Salad with a Side of Hope

A pop-up restaurant in Union Beach, N.J., offers a weekly night out for a town still struggling to recover from Sandy.

Cracks In Christie's Post-Bridgegate Ethics Reform

Allies installed in watchdog roles, an ethics panel disbanded, policies left unstrengthened. A year later, Bridgegate ethics reform in the governor's office is marked by unmet promises. 

Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

Guarded Optimism on Reopening Sandy-Related Flood Claims

Announcement that insurance payouts will be reviewed follows months of growing complaints that compensation was unfair.

Christie Supporters Launch Super PAC

Lest there be any doubt his presidential prospects are alive, Christie's supporters announced the launch of the PAC "America Leads" that can raise unlimited money.

Newark Health Chief Tries to Allay Meningitis Fears

Dr. Hanaa Hamdi spoke with parents at a school where a child recently died of suspected meningitis.

Bridgegate Fall Guy Was Inside Man

Unearthed calendars from David Wildstein show he had more contact with Chris Christie's inner circle than the governor has previously acknowledged. 

Sandy Hecklers Dog Christie in Iowa

Storm victims crowd-funded a trip to follow the New Jersey governor's presidential campaign.

Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement

An explosive new allegation links one of Gov. Christie's top aides with a questionable environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil.

Christie Pushes Business-Tax Cuts, Racking Up $600M in Lost Revenue

Next year's budget calls for more in business tax breaks, despite depleted transportation fund and court-ordered pension payments.

Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination

Two Democrats and two Republicans drafted a letter to the New Jersey state senate asking legislators oppose the confirmation of Bob Barr.

Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

Why Did NJ Settle a $9 Billion Pollution Case for Pennies on the Dollar?

New Jersey sought $9 billion from ExxonMobil for the contamination of 1,500 acres of marshland. So why did the Christie administration settle out of court for $250 million?