Christie speaks with compassion on drug addiction and treatment
April 17th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
1 day ago

Christie speaks with compassion on drug addiction and treatment

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with former Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevey to talk about drug addiction on Thursday, the same day Christie signed a bill aimed to improve treatment programs in New Jersey correctional facilities and county jails.

While Christie has frequently said that drug and alcohol abuse is an issue that has touched his personal life, he elaborated further Thursday saying he recently lost a longtime and "dear" friend to addiction.
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Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads
April 17th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
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Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

(CNN) – A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to the Fox News Poll, released Wednesday night, the former secretary of state dominates the potential Democratic presidential field, as she does in every other poll.
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Christie: Sky's the limit for campaign donations
April 16th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
2 days ago

Christie: Sky's the limit for campaign donations

(CNN) - Chris Christie says that limiting campaign donations is "ridiculous," and is calling for a 48-hour reporting period for disclosing contributions.

New Jersey's Republican governor said at a town hall in Somerset Tuesday that rules limiting the amount someone can give to a campaign doesn't "stop money from getting into politics anyway."

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Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority
April 14th, 2014
03:01 PM ET
4 days ago

Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority

New York (CNN) - Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.

Commissioner Anthony Sartor was appointed to his position in 1999 by then-Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman. He continued to serve at the pleasure of several governors including Chris Christie. Sartor is expected to resign soon.
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First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators
April 14th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
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First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators

(CNN) – The first news report linking his top aides to an alleged political payback scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge made Chris Christie “sick to his stomach,” the New Jersey governor told investigators, according to a new memo first obtained by CNN.

After the report in a local paper, Christie called his senior staff to the governor’s mansion. As the meeting began, he was nervous, unsure who else on his staff might be involved in the lane closures.

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Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal
April 10th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
1 week ago

Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal

(CNN) – The state legislative committee investigating the role members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration played in closing down lanes to the George Washington Bridge will continue its work despite being dealt a blow by a local judge.

“We’re going to continue to look at bringing people in for testimony and we’ll continue to work on obtaining other documents,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewksi, the Democratic co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said on Thursday.
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Christie on minimum wage, marijuana
April 9th, 2014
05:53 PM ET
1 week ago

Christie on minimum wage, marijuana

Fairfield, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained Wednesday where he stands on a recent push by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to increase the minimum wage, saying he’d only support it if it was done in a “commonsense way” and phased in “over a period of time.”

At a town hall in Fairfield, the Republican governor was also pressed twice on the question of improving the availability of edible marijuana for sick children, a product that was made legal last year but has been scarce and difficult to obtain.
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Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas
April 9th, 2014
05:16 PM ET
1 week ago

Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas

(CNN) – Two key figures caught up in the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not have to hand over information sought by a state legislative committee investigating the matter.

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on Wednesday dismissed the panel’s complaints that Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly had not complied with requests for documents, citing their constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Deadline set for documents from law firm that conducted internal review of N.J. bridge scandal
April 8th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
1 week ago

Deadline set for documents from law firm that conducted internal review of N.J. bridge scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has set a deadline of Friday for the law firm that conducted an internal probe of the matter to hand over all of its documents.

The firm hired by Gov. Chris Christie's administration - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher –released a report in late March that cleared him of any wrongdoing.

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Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors
April 7th, 2014
08:38 PM ET
1 week ago

Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors

(CNN) – David Wildstein, a central figure in a political scandal that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, met recently with federal prosecutors, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

The U.S. attorney's office in Newark is investigating suggestions that top Christie appointees and allies orchestrated traffic tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last September.
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