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Transportation Nation

At Port Authority, Christie Appointees Took Control

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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 Cuomo’s top aides.  “Anything else on Wildstein and Baroni,”? Foye urgently emailed his director of ...

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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

Bridgegate Continued: The Six Things to Watch For This Week

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More subpoenas, talk of impeaching Chris Christie, and the Cuomo question--what he knew, and when--are all swirling in the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

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Transportation Nation

More in Christie's Circle Figure in Bridge Docs

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Jersey Democrats, who released another trove of documents in the Fort Lee lane closure scandal, plan to issue more subpoenas this week.

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New Jersey News

NJ Mayors: Was Christie Getting Revenge on Me, Too?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mayors in New Jersey say they're starting to consider foul play on behalf of the Christie administration in light of the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

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Transportation Nation

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Christie Question: Bad Behavior vs. Bad Environment

Friday, January 10, 2014

Chris Christie says he's not sure how he could have created an environment in which his staff would have ordered a traffic jam as political retribution. "What did I do wrong to make these folks think it was okay to lie to me?" he asked in his Thursday press conference. Below, we ask you to weigh in on culpability -- do you make a distinction between ordering bad behavior, and creating an environment that allows that bad behavior to thrive?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mastering the Art of the Apology

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lauren Bloom, author of Art of the Apology, shares seven tips about how to apologize effectively. What's number one? " Be sincere," she says, "it's the essence of an apology." Plus, take our Famous Apologies News Quiz!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridgegate Unfolds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Bergen Record, and New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon discuss the latest in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal one day after Gov. Chris Christie's public apology.

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New Jersey News

Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

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The Takeaway

Is NJ Bridge Scandal Business As Usual?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A series of traffic jams that took place over the summer in Fort Lee, NJ now appear to have implications for Gov. Chris Christie. Newly released emails show that after Fort Lee’s mayor failed to endorse Christie for re-election, a Christie aide pinged a top official with a simple request: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." Gabe Klein, former transportation commissioner for Chicago and Washington D.C., notes that it's not unusual for politicians to meddle with transportation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie: "I Did Not Understand the True Nature of the Problem"

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Christie's aides appeared to plan a traffic disruption as payback to the Fort Lee mayor, who didn't cross party lines to endorse the governor for reelection.

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New Jersey News

3 Stages of Chris Christie's Crisis Management

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week linking a top aide to the lane closures, the governor now says he's 'outraged' and is calling for action.

Update: Gov. Christie is holding a press conference at 11a.m., and we'll have it live right here.

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Transportation Nation

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Aid Linked to GWB Lane Closures

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A top Christie aide is linked to the lane closures that caused major traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz explains what happened and the implications for Chris Christie's political future. 

Check out the emails that exposed the link and more here.

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New Jersey News

Christie Makes Court Nominations That Raise Eyebrows

Friday, January 03, 2014

Giving up on another Supreme Court nomination, the Republican governor has now failed to get three of his nominees through the Democratic state senate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Ahead in New Jersey Politics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and WNYC reporter Matt Katz give us a preview of what's on deck for New Jersey politics.

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New Jersey News

NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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Transportation Nation

Meet the 9 People Entangled in Christie's GWB Controversy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Retaliatory bridge closings. Public firings. Domain-name purchases involving political enemies. A federal investigation. The George Washington Bridge controversy has gone from strange to farcical, and we're here to help you sort out who's who.

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Transportation Nation

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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