Chris Christie

7:36 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and trains transporting oil through the Port of Albany.

7:50 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the latest scandal engulfing Chris Christie's administration and the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

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New England News
5:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Democratic U.S. Congressman Discourage Move By GOP's Baker

U.S. Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA)

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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

1/22/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Pre-K Dispute
VA Gov Indicted
Christie called to Leave RGA
Yale Tangle
NSA Poll

New York News
7:20 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Cuomo On GWB Scandal: "Everybody Wants The Facts"

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

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7:23 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Blagojevich Prosecutor To Lead NJ Scandal Inquiry

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.

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Vox Pop
2:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate

Credit Bob Jagendorf /flickr

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.

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7:46 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about NJ Gov. Chris Christie, the conviction of New York Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and the retirement of Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.

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6:36 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Christie Faces Criticism, Silence From GOP Rivals

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.

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8:25 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Partisans Divided Over Scandal Fallout For NJ Gov

Credit Bob Jagendorf /flickr

Prominent Republicans are leaping to New Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie's defense, insisting that a traffic scandal won't ruin his chances of running for president.

New Jersey Democrats also took to the Sunday talk shows to ask how a hands-on manager like Christie wouldn't have known about a plan by a top aide to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge. They say that may have broken federal and state laws.

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