Bridgegate

Potential Indictments in George Washington Bridge Probe May Be Handed Down in January: Sources

Yesterday, news leaked out about the Legislative Bridgegate panel's interim report. A few hours later, the other shoe falls heavily:
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation into last year's traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge tell NBC 4 New York at least half a dozen potential federal indictments in connection with the scandal may be handed down as early as January.
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What $6.5M Buys: Chris Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Report Is Pretty Worthless

What $6.5M Buys: Chris Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Report Is Pretty Worthless
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might already have the Garden State in his taillights, but he's left behind a scandal-related mess that he's expecting others to clean up. And that would be the taxpayer. What's even more damning for the governor: the paltry results his legal team filed as a "comprehensive and exhaustive" report.
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NJ's Credit Downgraded Again, Gov Christie Uses Non-Truths to Blame Every One Else

NJ's Credit Downgraded Again, Gov Christie Uses Non-Truths to Blame Every One Else
Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the second governor in the country's history to preside over six downgrades of the state's credit rating. Naturally, Christie blamed the pensions and that none of the other governors had to pay into the contractual obligation. This is, of course, not true. You are, of course, not surprised.
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NJ Gov Christie Was Told of 'Traffic Study' Says Press Chief at Hearing

NJ Gov Christie Was Told of 'Traffic Study' Says Press Chief at Hearing
Investigators came a little closer to the truth at a hearing yesterday, where New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Press Secretary, Michael Drewniak, admitted that the governor had been told about the "traffic study" at the George Washington Bridge. Still unknown (or at least not confirmed) is Christie's hand in ordering the lane closures.
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Occupied Gaffe: Chris Christie Begs Forgiveness from Casino Magnate

Occupied Gaffe: Chris Christie Begs Forgiveness from Casino Magnate
Chris Christie has hilariously begged casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for forgiveness for saying "occupied territories." Janeane Garofalo joins Sam Seder and crew to discuss on the 10th Anniversary of The Majority Report.
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Bridgegate: Christie Aides Involved in Scheme to Hike Tolls

Bridgegate: Christie Aides Involved in Scheme to Hike Tolls
Two of Gov. Chris Christie appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey led a secretive campaign to quickly push through toll hikes on the Hudson River bridges and tunnels, according to a published report.
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Christie Has More to Fear From Misuse of Sandy Funds Than Bridgegate

Christie Has More to Fear From Misuse of Sandy Funds Than Bridgegate
Bridgegate may have unleashed the hounds, but it's the slow-trickle of Sandy-related malfeasance that could harm the wounded emperor the most. Remember, he built his popularity largely on his leadership during the aftermath of Sandy, and his ability to embrace President Obama and chastise members of his own party endeared him to supporters statewide.
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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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