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Merge? Get It? NJ Dems to Merge Investigations on Gov Christie's Bridgegate

Merge? Get It? NJ Dems to Merge Investigations on Gov Christie's Bridgegate
New Jersey Democrats will pool their resources by merging separate legislative investigations into allegations that Gov. Chris Christie's aides blocked traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge to create backups in a nearby town to punish the Democratic mayor.
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Angela Delli Santi
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Pet Neutrality: The FCC is Crushing Democracy, Justice, and Cat Videos In One Fell Swoop

Pet Neutrality: The FCC is Crushing Democracy, Justice, and Cat Videos In One Fell Swoop
The Court's decision to allow Internet service providers is bad news for users — with the potential to turn the information super highway into a New Jersey bridge that irked Chris Christie. Even worse, it could turn an open Internet into another bastion for reality television. Really.
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Julianna Forlano
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Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals

Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals
After a group of NJ principals answered questions at a public meeting about the Christie administration's plans to close Newark's schools in favor of corporate-owned charter schools, the educational leaders were suspended indefinitely and almost immediately. In an unprecedented move to silence its critics, Gov. Christie appears to have yet another scandal on his hands — this one impacting the education of thousands of Newark students.
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Christie Appointee: Give Me Immunity, I Have a 'Story to Tell'

Christie Appointee: Give Me Immunity, I Have a 'Story to Tell'
David Wildstein, the Port Authority official appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Chistie and a man at the heart of the bridge lane closure scandal that has garnered national media attention, says that he "has a story to tell" if authorities are willing to give him immunity against prosecution.
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Stronger Than the Storm? State of the State: Christie Scandals Edition

Stronger Than the Storm? State of the State: Christie Scandals Edition
Call me crazy, but as I listened to Gov. Christie go through his policy priorities for the coming year in his annual State of the State speech, I got the sense his legislative agenda was being upstaged by the scandal that has surrounded him and his administration over the past week.
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Sandygate? Christie Not the Only One Taking Heat for Misusing Relief Funds

Sandygate? Christie Not the Only One Taking Heat for Misusing Relief Funds
A legal complaint has been filed in Middlesex County Superior Court against Jamali Developers LLC of Monroe, New Jersey, and its CEO Hussain Burhanpurwala, on behalf of workers who claim they were not correctly paid for their time on a publicly funded post-Sandy recovery project. According to the complaint, filed on behalf of over 75 workers, prevailing wages and overtime were not paid to workers employed by the subcontractor as they helped rebuild the Seaside Heights Boardwalk
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New Traffic Jam: Feds Investigating Christie's Use of Sandy Relief Funds for Campaign Ads

New Traffic Jam: Feds Investigating Christie's Use of Sandy Relief Funds for Campaign Ads
Just days after dismissing two of his top aides over the bridge traffic scandal, NJ Gov Chris Christie has a second scandal on his hands. Federal investigators are looking into whether Christie used Hurricane Sandy relief funds to create New Jersey tourism ads that prominently displayed the whole Christie family — and thus be subtle campaign ads.
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Investigator: 'Unbelievable' That Nobody Told Christie About Lane Closures

Investigator: 'Unbelievable' That Nobody Told Christie About Lane Closures
A Democratic New Jersey lawmaker leading a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal that has ensnared Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration says private email exchanges show a crime was committed.
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Christie Met With Port Authority Chief Days Before 'Time For Some Traffic Problems in Fort Lee' Email

Christie Met With Port Authority Chief Days Before 'Time For Some Traffic Problems in Fort Lee' Email
One thing that jumped out at me in looking over the stories of the newly released 900 pages of documents was this little nugget from Assemblyman Wisniewski, who is leading the investigation (emphasis mine):Secondly, the documents submitted by David Wildstein and his attorney are documents they deemed specifically related to the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as per our subpoena request.
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It Only Took Fox News 6 Hours to Cover the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

It Only Took Fox News 6 Hours to Cover the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal
Nearly six hours after news first broke that emails revealed an aide to Gov. Chris Christie was involved in the closure of lanes of the George Washington Bridge to create traffic problems in Fort Lee, N.J., Fox News finally got around to reporting the incident to its viewers.
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