Politics & Government

NJ Gov. Christie playing offense over accusation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is going on the offensive over suggestions he knew more than he has said about apparently politically motivated traffic jams ordered by one of his staffers. In a letter Saturday to donors obtained by The ...

Threat sent to Trenton mayoral candidate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a threatening letter with a "gang reference" was sent to the home of a Trenton councilwoman running for mayor. Lt. Steve Varn told the Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1iWmuxj) that police are investigating the ...

Christie celebrates Howard Stern’s birthday in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wished Howard Stern a happy birthday during a celebration in New York for the radio personality. Christie's appearance Friday came amid new developments in a political payback scandal that has ensnared ...

Excerpts of Christie comments on traffic scandal

A lawyer for a former loyalist of Gov. Chris Christie says the governor knew about lanes closings near the George Washington Bridge at the time they occurred and that the governor gave contrary information at a Jan. 9 news conference. The governor ...

Feds subpoena Hoboken over Christie claims

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the city of Hoboken about allegations Mayor Dawn Zimmer made about top officials in Chris Christie's administration. Zimmer spokesman Juan Melli says the subpoena was issued ...

Sen. Weinberg Says Latest Christie Allegations Prove Investigation Must Go Forward

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says David Wildstein's claim that Gov. Christie knew about the GWB lane closures proves that the investigation needs to continue.

Menendez sets up fund for ethics, Justice probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez's political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties with a major donor. The Democrat also ...

Rep. Pallone Discusses Lastest GWB Allegations

Congressman Frank Pallone (D) discusses the latest allegations that Gov. Christie knew more than he claimed about the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Political Roundtable: Jan. 31, 2014

Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Christie on closures

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts at least one public statement the governor made about the closures. In a ...