N.J. legislature merges investigations of Christie administration
New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, D-Sayreville, N.J., answers a question at the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
January 21st, 2014
10:26 AM ET
6 years ago

N.J. legislature merges investigations of Christie administration

(CNN) - The New Jersey state Assembly and Senate will announce Tuesday that the two legislative bodies will form one committee to investigate allegations that Gov. Chris Christie's administration engaged in abuse of power, sources told CNN's Dana Bash and Shimon Prokupecz.

Both houses already had their own investigatory committees but decided to create one joint committee for the rest of the investigation.
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Olympian Carl Lewis stands by claims that Christie tried to intimidate him
January 21st, 2014
09:52 AM ET
6 years ago

Olympian Carl Lewis stands by claims that Christie tried to intimidate him

Updated 10:54 a.m. ET, 1/21/2014

(CNN) - Add former Olympic star Carl Lewis to the list of names who say they felt pressured by Gov. Chris Christie's administration in New Jersey.

Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner in track and field, says the Governor tried to dissuade him from running for a state Senate seat as a Democrat in 2011, according to a report from The Newark Star-Ledger.
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Obama to visit Pope Francis in March
January 21st, 2014
08:53 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama to visit Pope Francis in March

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday.

Obama's visit with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be part of a larger European trip that the President will take that month.

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January 21st, 2014
08:51 AM ET
6 years ago

Christie's big speech to have no mention of scandal

(CNN) - With his administration facing scandals over alleged strong-arming of political opponents, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will focus on unity in his inaugural address Tuesday.

He won't address the complaints, an adviser told CNN. But he will address his two biggest themes: his bipartisan vision for New Jersey and contrasting himself with the partisanship in Washington.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
January 21st, 2014
08:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Hot piece of land in Hoboken at center of Christie-Zimmer dispute

(CNN) - Most issues in Hoboken, New Jersey, ultimately boil down to real estate.

So it's no surprise to the residents of the small city that the dustup between their mayor and Gov. Chris Christie's administration centers around three square blocks in the north end of Hoboken

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