WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's possible run for president, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raising money for his campaign, and Bill de Blasio's vacation plans that might upset some railroad workers.
Democratic U.S. Congressmen from Massachusetts and New Jersey are voicing their disapproval of the decision by Charlie Baker, a Republican nominee for Governor of Massachusetts, to join New Jersey Governor Christie Christie at fundraiser in Boston Thursday night.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still looking for the facts behind a traffic reconfiguration at the George Washington Bridge that created a huge traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired a top aide and distanced himself from his campaign manager after emails and texts revealed that the traffic changes had been ordered by people in his administration for the express purpose of tying up traffic.
Cuomo was asked about the scandal as he left the Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters on Saturday.
The federal prosecutor who helped convict former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is being asked to investigate the apparent political payback scandal involving New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration.
The New Jersey Assembly tapped former assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar, who helped convict Blagojevich of corruption, as special counsel Wednesday.
The special counsel will advise a legislative committee investigating a plot that shut down lanes to the George Washington Bridge for four days in September.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has found little support — and sharp criticism in some cases — from the slate of potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
At the same time, would-be allies from states including Iowa and New Hampshire have been slow to rally behind the Republican governor, whose administration appears to have created a massive traffic jam to punish a political adversary.
Even strong supporters acknowledge the New Jersey investigation is far from over.