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WNYC News

Christie Pledges to Comply with a Subpoena as Ex-Aide Invokes the Fifth

Monday, February 03, 2014

The governor said in a radio interview on Monday evening that his office would cooperate with the U.S. Attorney investigating his administration.

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New Jersey News

Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

Monday, February 03, 2014

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A What-Christie-Knew-When Timeline

Monday, February 03, 2014

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein released a letter Friday claiming "evidence exists" that shows Governor Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings as they were happening, contrary to what he said in a January press conference. Christie responded with a letter of his own accusing Wildstein and The New York Times of botching the facts. New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz discusses the latest news, and tries to lay out a "what-Christie-knew-when" timeline.

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WNYC News

Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

A letter from David Wildstein's attorney says the Governor was aware of the closures in September when they happened.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Christie's Public Records Foul

Friday, January 31, 2014

Documents show that the New Jersey governor's office has been keeping some expenditures quiet despite laws that require official business to be made public. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein have been covering the unfolding scandal, and join us to talk about Christie's transparency problems.

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WNYC News

Christie Advisers Suggested David Samson Be Forced Out

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

As controversy swirls around Port Authority Chairman David Samson, WNYC has learned that some of Gov. Chris Christie’s closest advisers urged him to oust Samson when the Bridgegate scandal broke.

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WNYC News

Port Authority Board to Examine Conflicts of Interest

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority's Board of Commissioners will be examining "all the facts and circumstances" surrounding the burgeoning bridgegate scandal, including whether the Board's Chair, David Samson, had conflicts of interest when he voted to approve a new PATH station near Harrison, two sources familiar with the board's thinking have told WNYC. The sources didn't want to speak publicly because of ongoing criminal investigations.

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WNYC News

Christie's Brother's Investments Draw Scrutiny, But Not Much Money

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

How much money did the brother of Gov. Chris Christie's make on land deals near a Port Authority investment in Harrison, N.J.? Not so much.

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WNYC News

Booker: Probe into Christie's Bridgegate Involvement "Appropriately Agressive"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

When the allegations that the Christie administration was involved in shutting approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge - leading to hours of gridlock - Sen. Cory Booker said he was "deeply troubled."

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WNYC News

Chris Christie’s 18 State Secrets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

The release of subpoenaed documents that exposed the Christie Administration's involvement in Bridgegate show how the Governor's Office has been keeping its decisions and expenditures quiet despite laws that require official business to be made public. 

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New Jersey News

Christie Warns Against Sex Trafficking at Super Bowl

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"To anyone engaged in this conduct, or somebody four days out from the Super Bowl who might be contemplating it: Don’t try it," Christie said.

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WNYC News

Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

Bennett Barlyn was a prosecutor in Hunterdon County in 2010 when he secured ...

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WNYC News

Chris Christie's Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Friday, January 24, 2014

WNYC

It's hard to keep up with all the allegations surrounding the one-time presidential front-runner for the GOP. Get caught up.

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WNYC News

Christie's Other Problem: NJ's Crushing Debt

Friday, January 24, 2014

Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of aid after Sandy. But there may be an even bigger challenge looming. A new report says a crushing level of debt puts New Jersey dead last for fiscal solvency.

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WNYC News

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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WNYC News

Christie Carries On Despite 'The Crisis'

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chris Christie is still in crisis mode. But what's an embattled governor to do? Keep on working.

Christie spoke to a group of elementary school students in Camden Thursday, and then told reporters and some community members what his plan is for his second term.

"The next four years is ...

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WNYC News

Christie's Biggest Sandy Contractor Fired

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNYC

Without notice to legislators or homeowners, the Christie administration dumped a contractor that critics say botched efforts to get Sandy victims back in their homes. But the company got $10.5 million to walk away.

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WNYC News

FBI Investigates Allegations Against Christie Aides, Report Says

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The FBI is questioning at least five witnesses as part of their investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie’s aides threatened to cut off federal Sandy relief aid in Hoboken, NJ, according to NBC news.

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WNYC News

NJ Mayor Says Concerns On Political Pressure Were Longstanding

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer says an April 2013 letter to Gov. Chris Christie is evidence she long had concerns about political pressure to move forward with a re-development project in exchange for Sandy aid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why's the Hoboken Development Deal Such a Big Deal?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says the Christie administration made Sandy aid contingent upon approval of a development project. Hoboken residents called into the Brian Lehrer Show with their reactions to allegations that their rebuilding got caught in political crosshairs. 

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