At town hall, Christie talks bridge scandal, pot and missing plane
March 20th, 2014
02:20 PM ET
1 month ago

At town hall, Christie talks bridge scandal, pot and missing plane

Flemington, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was asked Thursday about the George Washington Bridge scandal for the first time at a town hall since the controversy that's roiling his administration made national headlines in January.

The Republican governor also got into a heated debate with a resident about his marijuana policy, and was later asked about the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
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Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation
Port Authority Chairman David Samson, a Gov. Chris Christie appointee who has resisted calls to resign, recused himself from the discussion and abruptly walked out of Wednesday's board meeting.
March 19th, 2014
09:14 PM ET
1 month ago

Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation

(CNN) - Several speakers at a public meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey called on the agency’s chairman to resign on Wednesday. But David Samson didn’t hear them.

That’s because Samson, who was appointed to the top position by Gov. Chris Christie, recused himself from the matter before the board and said he shouldn’t be present.

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State police ordered to stop photographing protesters at Christie town halls
March 19th, 2014
06:20 PM ET
1 month ago

State police ordered to stop photographing protesters at Christie town halls

(CNN) –New Jersey's acting attorney general and the state police superintendent banned state police on Wednesday from taking photos of hecklers and protesters at Gov. Chris Christie's now-weekly town halls.

The announcement came after a man taking photos of demonstrators at Tuesday's town hall reportedly identified himself as a member of the state police.

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March 18th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie faces pushback; defends conservative credentials

South River, New Jersey (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie ignored a loud ensemble of hecklers at a town hall Tuesday, but didn't hold back when a health care insurance advocate confronted the New Jersey Republican and accused him of not doing enough to get coverage for Garden State residents.

At his 114th town hall since becoming governor in 2009, Christie was also asked if he perceives himself as a moderate or a conservative–a poignant question that Christie will inevitably face if he decides to run for president in 2016.
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New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge
March 17th, 2014
07:46 PM ET
1 month ago

New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge

(CNN) – Newly revealed emails between key figures in a political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were turned over to a state court judge on Monday.

Members of a legislative committee investigating whether Christie appointees deliberately orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as part of a political payback scheme suggest the governor's campaign manager was kept in the loop during and after the tie ups.

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March 13th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie faces hecklers at town hall

Updated 2:34 p.m. ET, 3/13/2014

Mount Laurel, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's town hall Thursday was repeatedly interrupted by what appeared to be a coordinated effort by hecklers, four of whom took turns shouting at the governor when other audience members tried to ask questions.

The first protester stood up about 35 minutes into the event and hollered at the governor from across the room about Superstorm Sandy relief aid.
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Poll: Majority don't believe Christie, Clinton explanations
March 13th, 2014
09:09 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Majority don't believe Christie, Clinton explanations

(CNN) – A majority of Americans don't believe the explanations by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about two controversies that continue to dog them as they seriously consider White House runs, according to a new national poll.

And another new survey indicates Clinton topping Christie by double digits in one of the most important states in the race for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • New Jersey • Polls
Former top Christie aide wants to see new emails
March 12th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
1 month ago

Former top Christie aide wants to see new emails

Updated 5:55 p.m. ET, 3/12/14

(CNN) – The attorney for a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday demanded that state officials investigating a political scandal roiling his administration turn over additional emails they have uncovered.

The move comes a day after the attorney representing the state legislative investigative committee, Reid Schar, asked a judge to enforce a subpoena seeking documents from the ex-aide, former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien, and another former official, Bridget Kelly, who was the governor's deputy chief of staff.
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Former Christie aide fights subpoena in court
March 11th, 2014
05:40 PM ET
1 month ago

Former Christie aide fights subpoena in court

Updated 6:17 p.m. ET, 3/11/2014

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - A former top aide to Chris Christie was in court on Tuesday to fight a subpoena from a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling the New Jersey governor's administration.

It was Bridget Anne Kelly's first public appearance since losing her job in January over suggestions top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year to punish that town's mayor for not backing their boss for reelection.
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New numbers not adding up in Christie's favor
March 11th, 2014
10:52 AM ET
1 month ago

New numbers not adding up in Christie's favor

(CNN) – Two new polls in New Jersey and one in Iowa may spell trouble for Chris Christie.

One of the surveys in the Garden State puts the Republican governor's trustworthiness level at an all-time low, while the other poll indicates Christie's approval ratings are underwater.
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