Politics & Government


NYTimes Correspondent: Wildstein Announcement Timed to Maximize Embarrassment

New York Times National Correspondent Kate Zernike says David Wildstein made allegations that Gov. Christie knew more than he's said about the GWB closures the Friday before the Super Bowl to embarrass him.

Weather delays Ariz. Gov. Brewer’s return from NY

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's return from her visit to New York for the Super Bowl has been delayed because of a snowstorm hitting the East Coast. Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder says Brewer's Monday return flight to Phoenix was among ...

Pa. chief: Cop for Christie caught shoplifting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania police chief says a New Jersey state trooper asked an officer not to arrest him on shoplifting charges by mentioning he worked on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's security detail. An attorney for ...

Jury hears from government in Trenton mayor trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors are re-hearing secretly-recorded conversations at the center of a corruption trial involving Trenton's mayor and his brother. Prosecutors are making closing arguments Tuesday in federal court. Mayor Tony Mack and ...

State of emergency declared in NJ due to snowstorm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has issued a state of emergency as a major winter storm socks New Jersey with snow. Christie made the announcement Monday afternoon, as snow continued to fall across most of the state. Travel conditions were ...

Poll: More in NJ want pot than online gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds more New Jersey residents want to smoke pot than gamble over the Internet. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll finds 41 percent of respondents would support smoking marijuana recreationally ...

APNewsBreak: NJ gov.’s staffer resigns amid probe

TRNETON, N.J. (AP) — A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration who has been subpoenaed in an alleged political payback investigation has resigned. Christina Genovese Renna left the governor's office Friday, the same day former ...

Chairman of NJ panel on lane closings defends role

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in an apparently politically motivated traffic jam is defending his role after criticism from a Christie ally. ...

Christie’s Office Attacks Former Appointee’s Claims

Gov. Christie sent an email to supporters rebuking claims made by former Port Authority official David Wildstein.

Lawyer: NJ probe of Christie office can proceed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The special counsel for a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's office says the state probe won't impede an ongoing federal investigation. Reid Schar, the ...