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The Quiet Rise of Bob Menendez

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has quickly become one of the most prominent Democrats on Capitol Hill. The two-term Senator became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year after an unusual wave of turnover among top Democrats.  That has put Menendez in a high-profile position with crises in ...

In Rare Move, Christie Blocks Pinelands Pay Raise

The governor vetoes the Pinelands Commission meeting minutes and environmentalists cry foul.

Playing Ball With Chris Christie

On May 13, 2013, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno had a now notorious chat with the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, in the parking lot of a Sandy-damaged ShopRite.

Zimmer remembers Guadagno threatening her: If she didn’t approve a development project run by the Rockefeller Group, which was represented by Bridgegate-embroiled ...

Judge To Dems: No Bridgegate Docs For You

In a victory for both Gov. Chris Christie and his former aides, a New Jersey judge has ruled that two key figures in the Bridgegate scandal do not have to turn over documents to a state legislative panel.

The 98-page ruling says Bridget Kelly, the former deputy chief of ...

Where in the World Is Sen. Cory Booker?

When he was Newark's mayor, Cory Booker was everywhere - magazine spreads, cable news, and even a TV series. But since his election to the Senate, he's been conspicuously silent.

A Bridgegate Legal Primer

Here's what we do know: Last September, local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were closed with little notice, causing traffic jams, accidents and general chaos in Fort Lee for four days. The lane closures were ordered by Port Authority executive David Wildstein, with the knowledge of Bridget Anne ...

Was Chris Christie's Call for Public Input on Sandy Plan a Sham?

Some environmental groups are angry they didn’t have a say in plans to protect the state from future storms.

17 Months Later, Some Sandy Victims Still Waiting to Go Home

A year and a half after Sandy, more than 900 families remain displaced by the storm.

What Christie Crisis Management Looks Like

Here are six takeaways from how the Christie Administration's lawyers unveiled a report from their internal Bridgegate investigation.

Can Christie Win Big In Vegas?

The "Sheldon Primary" is being held this weekend, and Chris Christie is a contender.

The gov is headed to Las Vegas Saturday, where he will join several Republican presidential candidates for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But the real action will be around casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who ...

Sandy Victims Question Christie at Latest Town Hall

The governor heard about ongoing flood problems and wrangling with insurance companies, but overall, it was a gentler crowd than he's seen of late.

5 Things To Think About As Christie Investigates Christie

Christie's office is expected to release an internal review of the scandals enveloping his administration, particularly Bridgegate. Here's a primer on things to consider when the report is released. 

A Year Later...Just Five Sandy Recovery Projects Get Oversight

Angry Sandy victims still can’t return to their damaged homes because the recovery projects aren’t getting oversight. In fact, only five programs even have a monitor. But this hasn’t kept contractors from billing for millions. 

Obama Signs Bill to Hold Down Flood Insurance Premiums

Opponents say the law requires taxpayers to subsidize those who choose to live in risky areas

Christie Finally Asked Bridgegate Question

It took five town hall meetings, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was finally asked his first question about Bridgegate.

Attorney in New Jersey Presses Inquiry on Christie Ally

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

New Bridgegate Emails Hint At Cover-Up

New documents show Christie's former campaign manager was aware of GW lane closures while they were happening, and include a warning for another former aide to delete her social media accounts.

Inauguration raised $660,000 for a Christie Party That Never Was

Here's a list of lobbyists, Sandy contractors and the politically connected who donated to Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural party.

Deductibles, Co-Pays & Costs, Oh My!

It's not just the glitchy federal website. In New Jersey, the Affordable Care Act has left workers struggling over complicated choices.

NJ Demolishes First Sandy Buyout Home

After spending 25 years in their Sayreville, NJ, home, Theresa and Marty Kuczynskis watched as it was reduced to rubble in only 30 minutes.