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  • Which is the bigger scandal, 'Bridgegate' or the NSA?

    Even if it ends up derailing Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions, the scandal involving a contrived traffic jam in New Jersey is less of a story than the electronic surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden. But “Bridgegate”...
  • Gov. Chris Christie expresses contrition over bridge scandal

    FORT LEE, N.J. — With a daylong public apology for political retribution he blamed on his staff, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried mightily Thursday to keep a local traffic issue from blossoming into a full-blown threat to his 2016 presidential...
  • Chris Christie bridge scandal only underscores his bully image

    He has berated questioners at campaign events from California to New Hampshire, called a former Navy SEAL an idiot for criticizing his education policies and, wielding an ice cream cone, dressed down a passerby in a widely broadcast confrontation along...
  • Tale of Two Governors, coming soon to a theater near you

    The Coen brothers were struggling to come up with a treatment (Hollywood talk for the outline of a planned production) on their next weird movie. "How are we ever going to top 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' or 'Miller's Crossing' when it comes to...
  • In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick

    WASHINGTON -- Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully....
  • Chris Christie documents reveal anger, chaos over bridge scandal

    Chris Christie documents reveal anger, chaos over bridge scandal
    A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party....
  • Politicians give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt, for now

    WASHINGTON -- A growing number of Republican and some Democratic leaders said Sunday that, for now, they are accepting at face value New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s word that he knew nothing about the George Washington Bridge traffic-jam scheme...
  • Supreme Court hints it may limit president's recess appointment power

    Supreme Court hints it may limit president's recess appointment power
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hinted Monday it may move to limit a presidential power used since the days of George Washington to fill high-level vacancies during Senate recesses. A top Obama administration attorney ran into sharp skepticism from...
  • New polls show slight damage to Christie from bridge scandal

    New polls show slight damage to Christie from bridge scandal
    Enmeshed in a growing scandal over alleged political payback, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing a loss of confidence at home but as yet no significant damage to his national political standing, according to a pair of opinion surveys released...
  • Chris Christie, despite flaws, would be big improvement

    Chris Christie, despite flaws, would be big improvement
    My colleague Paul Carpenter beat me to the Chris Christie-Tom Corbett satirical column, which I was going to begin with the two governors walking into a bar. ("What upsets me the most is that this gives people such a distorted idea of my character,"...
  • The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in Jersey

    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that...