Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill
May 13th, 2014
08:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn't say Tuesday whether he'd sign a bill moving through the state legislature that would toughen the state's gun laws.

He was asked by a caller to his monthly "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5 about his stance on the measure proposing to reduce the capacity of ammunition magazines that gun owners are permitted to carry.

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Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’
May 13th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chief spokesman said Tuesday that he had no part in controversial lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last year, the core of a political scandal that has upended the Republican's administration.

"I had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of this strange, unnecessary and idiotic episode," Michael Drewniak said in his subpoenaed testimony before a legislative committee investigating the controversy that has also clouded Christie's potential presidential run.
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N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser
May 7th, 2014
03:31 PM ET
3 months ago

N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser

(CNN) – The legislative committee investigating the New Jersey bridge scandal has called on one of Gov. Chris Christie's top political advisers to cooperate with its probe.

The Select Committee on Investigation has subpoenaed Michael DuHaime, a prominent Republican strategist who served as a top adviser to Christie's 2009 election and last year's re-election.

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Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal
May 6th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
3 months ago

Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A former official who worked for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said her office never deliberately put off mayors who disagreed with the administration, and denied claims it kept a secret list of officials to be ignored.

Christina Renna also told a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling Christie’s administration that a central figure in the controversy, Bridget Kelly, could be a difficult manager who was overwhelmed and not always good at making decisions.
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Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee
April 30th, 2014
07:05 PM ET
3 months ago

Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee

(CNN) – New Jersey state lawmakers investigating an alleged political payback scheme involving aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have subpoenaed Matt Mowers to testify, a legislative source said.

Mowers, a former Christie campaign aide, is now executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

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Christie nominates new Port Authority chair
April 29th, 2014
05:07 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie nominates new Port Authority chair

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nominated a former state attorney general to head the transportation agency at the center of a political scandal over traffic jams that has led to closer scrutiny of its operations.

Christie tapped John Degnan to succeed David Samson, another former state attorney general who stepped down in March from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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Feds subpoena legislative panel investigating N.J. bridge scandal
April 25th, 2014
03:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Feds subpoena legislative panel investigating N.J. bridge scandal

(CNN) – Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents and other information from the state legislative committee investigating the political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The development represents a notable escalation in the overall probe of whether top Christie appointees abused their authority in orchestrating traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to punish that town’s mayor politically.
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Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known
April 24th, 2014
05:39 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known

(CNN) - If Gov. Chris Christie’s administration had come to him beforehand and told him of the plan to close down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge last September he claims he would have stopped them.

“I knew nothing about it, had nothing to do with it, and if anybody had ever come to me and told me they were going to do this I would have stopped it,” the governor said at his 120th town hall meeting in Brick, New Jersey on Thursday.

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First subpoenas for testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee
April 22nd, 2014
04:53 PM ET
3 months ago

First subpoenas for testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee

(CNN) - A special New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued its first subpoenas for oral testimony.

The panel said it had served Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, agency board member William Schuber, Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak and Christina Renna, who worked under Christie’s former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, a key figure in the scandal.

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Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'
April 21st, 2014
08:47 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that – Colorado.

Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program on New Jersey 101.5 about revenue and other business benefits of decriminalizing pot.

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