Politics & Government

Fired aide was on Christie’s team from the start

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The aide Gov. Chris Christie fired as an investigation widened into traffic tie-ups she orchestrated had been part of his administration from the start. Christie announced Thursday that Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly ...

Questions, answers about NJ traffic jam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — News has been moving quickly on several fronts in New Jersey after newly revealed documents suggested that lanes on the approach to the George Washington Bridge were closed for political reasons. Here are some answers to ...

Asm. Bramnick’s Happy With Leadership Christie Showed at GWB Press Conference

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says he was happy to see Gov. Chris Christie show his traditional leadership at a press conference addressing the latest developments in the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

NJ makes buyout offers to 272 homes in Middlesex

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has offered to buy 272 homes in flood-prone zones of Sayreville and South River. So far, 125 owners have accepted the offer, and 22 sales have been closed. The state's Blue Acres program uses federal and ...

Christie apologizes to NJ mayor for traffic jams

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has apologized in person to the mayor of a northern New Jersey community that was the victim of apparently politically inspired traffic jams. Christie says that he had a "very good, productive meeting" late ...

Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner ...

Federal prosecutor reviewing NJ lane shutdowns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. attorney in New Jersey says he is investigating the shutdown of highway lanes that may have been closed by Gov. Chris Christie's administration for political retribution. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman ...

Gov. Christie Fires Staffer, Denies Involvement in Lane Closures

Watch the full press conference where Gov. Chris Christie says he was stunned by the latest revelations about the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The Assembly Transportation Committee also held a hearing where David Wildstein plead the fifth.

Ex-Christie appointee accused of contempt

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers have accused a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie of contempt after he refused to answer questions from a legislative committee looking into a scandal involving punitive traffic lane closures. David Wildstein is ...

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said ...