Latest Bridgegate News; New New School; How Right Was Asimov About 2014?

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Monday, January 13, 2014

On Friday, a whole new set of emails revealed more details in the unfolding "bridgegate" scandal. Matt Katz explains what we know and what questions still linger. Plus Maggie Haberman of POLITICO on what this says about Chris Christie's 2016 chances. Then: The New School's president on expansion plans; and the first in a two-part series assessing Isaac Asimov's predictions about life in 2014.

Bridgegate Takes its Toll on Chris Christie

Matt Katz says that so far, much of Christie's inner circle is implicated in "damage control," but questions about whether Christie himself was involved in the planning linger.

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A National Take on Christie

Chris Christie has plenty of fires to put out in New Jersey, but does he still have national appeal? Maggie Haberman, senior political reporter for POLITICO, takes a national look at Chris Christie and discusses the weekend's other political headlines as the House returns to Washington.

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Do Politics Influence Your Charitable Donations?

New City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently released tax documents that showed she didn't donate any money to charity in 2012. So what?

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New at The New School

The New School's new University Center at 14th Street and 5th Avenue opens this month. David Van Zandt, president of The New School, talks about the building's big staircase and what it means for the university's seven institutions, including the School for Social Research and Parsons School for Design.

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Isaac Asimov's 2014 Predictions, Today

"Mankind will have become largely a race of machine tenders,” is one of the many predictions science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made in 1964 for what life would be like today. Matt Novak, writer of Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, talks about what Asimov got right and wrong.

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