Who said it? Chris Christie or Bob Knight
March 28th, 2014
05:23 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Who said it? Chris Christie or Bob Knight

(CNN) - You may remember Bob “the General” Knight, the legendary Indiana University basketball coach known for his temper (ie. chair throwing, cursing, allegedly choking a player).

Just this week, Knight caused controversy saying the NBA “raped college basketball” with the one-and-done rule that college players can enter the pros after their freshman season.

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Filed under: Chris Christie
March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Chris Christie did something Friday that he had not done in more than two months – hold a news conference.

The Republican governor of New Jersey's appearance in front of reporters at the statehouse in Trenton was his first since January 9, when he answered questions for nearly two hours about the George Washington Bridge controversy, which was starting to make national headlines.

Here are the latest developments from one hour and three minute long news conference:

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
March 28th, 2014
07:59 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: 6 million enrollments tells us very little about Obamacare

Wow! Right? Maybe not: Here’s what we know: More than 6 million people have signed up for private coverage on insurance exchanges set up through Obamacare.

Here’s what we don’t know: pretty much anything else.

The 6 million doesn’t account for the low-income people who have enrolled in Medicaid or the people who couldn’t enroll in Medicaid because their states chose not to participate.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitch McConnell • Obamacare
Christie: Iowans 'love' me
March 27th, 2014
07:58 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie: Iowans 'love' me

(CNN) - Chris Christie thinks Iowans aren't tired by the bumper crop of questions circling his political future.

In fact, he says Hawkeye State voters like him almost as much as corn dogs at the state fair.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
March 27th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Internal probe: Christie doesn't recall being informed of traffic jams

(CNN) – A top appointee of Chris Christie apparently told another official that he informed the New Jersey governor about the now-infamous traffic tie ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as they were occurring, according to a review of the matter by outside lawyers hired by the governor's office.

But details of the internal investigation released on Thursday said Christie "does not recall" any conversation with David Wildstein, then an executive of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, at a public event last September, and it all wouldn't have "registered" anyway because the governor "knew nothing about this decision in advance."

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie’s internal review of bridge flap expected to clear him
March 26th, 2014
10:32 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Gov. Chris Christie’s internal review of bridge flap expected to clear him

(CNN) - The law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office to conduct an investigation into the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge will release the results of the internal review Thursday morning.

After spending nearly three months looking into who orchestrated the lane closures and why, a team of lawyers led by Randy Mastro - a member of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration - is expected to clear the governor of any wrongdoing. The report concludes that there is no evidence linking Christie to “plotting or directing” the traffic jams that are at the center of a political scandal roiling his administration, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Christie: Bridge scandal doesn't change anything about 2016
March 26th, 2014
08:48 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie: Bridge scandal doesn't change anything about 2016

Washington (CNN) - Chris Christie continues to dance around the question of whether he will or won't run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

But the New Jersey governor made one thing clear on Wednesday evening: the George Washington Bridge scandal is not having an impact on that decision now.

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Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding
March 25th, 2014
04:04 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding

Belmar, New Jersey (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday again defended his administration’s response to Superstorm Sandy, saying the state was “not sitting on any” aid money.

Christie ventured to a shore community hit by the historic 2012 storm that ravaged parts of the state’s vaunted coast, but he faced little heat at the town hall event in Belmar, his 116th overall since first taking office.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Superstorm Sandy
Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says
March 24th, 2014
04:59 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says

(CNN) - Attorneys hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office have found no evidence linking him to “plotting or directing” traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge that are at the center of a political scandal roiling his administration, the New York Times reported.

A state legislative investigative committee and the U.S. Attorney’s office are looking into whether the tie-ups in Fort Lee were set in motion deliberately by top Christie appointees to punish that town’s Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican’s reelection.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument
March 24th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument

(CNN) – Talk about going old school.

To support an argument that the New Jersey select committee on investigation does have the ability to grant someone immunity, the attorney representing Chris Christie’s campaign manager included in dozens of pieces of supportive evidence an article from the New York Times penned in 1895.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
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