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Rachel Maddow: Why would Chris Christie care that his ex-staffer calls people ‘idiot’?

The behavior of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) former campaign manager toward both state and federal investigators suggests there was more to his firing than concerns about the tone of his emails, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Tuesday. Maddow pointed out that the attorney representing Bill Stepien, who…

New Jersey lawmaker: Chris Christie ‘needs to think about resigning’

Bridgegate investigation committee member says Chris Christie should resign (via NJ.com) Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a 12th District congressional candidate and a member of the committee investigating the George Washington Bridge bridge scandal tonight called on the governor to consider resigning over his staff’s role in the controversy…   [Image…

Chris Christie ‘firmly’ backs embattled Port Authority chairman David Samson

Gov. Chris Christie tonight said he continues to back his embattled Port Authority chairman "strong and firmly," telling New Jersey 101.5 that he remains confident in David Samson's ability to preside over the bi-state agency despite the view of its……

Obama takes jab at New Jersey’s Chris Christie for opposing minimum wage hike

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday singled out New Jersey’s embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie for criticism for balking at a push to raise the minimum wage, a move favored by most Americans. During a meeting with top advisors and a group of 14 Democratic…

Ex-Chris Christie staffer under subpoena took Port Authority job

Former Christie staffer under subpoena takes job with Port Authority (via NJ.com) TRENTON — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie who has been subpoenaed in the George Washington Bridge scandal recently took a high-level job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Star-Ledger learned today.…

NJ town waylaid by bridge closures won’t tell Chris Christie’s lawyer why mayor wouldn’t endorse him

Bridge scandal: Fort Lee releases 2,211 pages requested by Christie lawyer (via NJ.com) FORT LEE — The New Jersey borough at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal today released 2,211 pages of documents it provided to lawyers working for Gov. Chris Christie’s office. The records, which were given…

NJ Port Authority probing whether officer drove Chris Christie ally through Bridgegate area

Chris Christie’s office says he never talked to PAPD lieutenant about GWB lane closures (via NJ.com) Gov. Chris Christie’s office says he never spoke about September’s George Washington Bridge lane closures with a Port Authority Police lieutenant he knows personally, and whose conduct during the closures is now the subject…

New Jersey Republicans use ‘witch hunt’ against Chris Christie for fundraising pitch

N.J. Republicans use Christie bridge scandal to raise money (via NJ.com) TRENTON — The New Jersey Republican State Committee is using Gov. Chris Christie’s scandal to raise money. In a fundraising appeal email today sent to supporters, the party attacked Democrats and the “liberal media” and asked supporters to “……

Beleaguered Chris Christie questioned about ‘Bridgegate’ scandal at Chicago business event

For a precious hour yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie put aside the widening scandal known across the country as Bridgegate and returned to what he had been doing before the controversy engulfed him: He offered himself once again as a model……

Chris Christie’s lawyers seek meeting with mayor impacted by GWB lane closures

Christie’s bridge scandal lawyers seek interview with Fort Lee mayor (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Lawyers hired by Gov. Chris Christie’s office to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal are seeking an interview with the mayor of Fort Lee. Randy Mastro, a former federal prosecutor leading the governor’s legal team, made……

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