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Former Watchdogs: Christie Interfered With NJ Ethics Agency

Former Watchdogs: Christie Interfered With NJ Ethics Agency

TRENTON — At first it was only about a bunch of stray cats. A complaint filed with the State Ethics Commission alleged that a member of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff used her state email account to influence her county health department to handle…

April 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Charles Keating Dead At 90

Best known for having his name attached to a savings and loan scandal, Charles Keating died at 90 in Phoenix. Keating was the former head of Lincoln Savings and Loan, and is known for being tied to the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s that involved the “Keating Five”, which included Arizona Senators McCain […]

April 1, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Keeping Up With The Christie Crises

Cable news has been so preoccupied with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that they’ve lost touch with the ballooning scandals surrounding New Jersey Governor and doughnut connoisseur Chris Christie. Therefore, it falls upon us to bring you up to date on the most recent developments. Emails released early last week show Christie adviser Bill […]

March 23, 2014 / More... ( comments)

UPDATE: Subpoena-nado Shifts Direction?

Now this is interesting: just hours after news broke that federal prosecutors subpoenaed materials related to Port Authority boss David Samson comes this news: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan took steps to open an inquiry into Port Authority Chairman David Samson late last week, only to withdraw their subpoena for records on Monday afternoon and cede […]

March 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

BridgeGhazi Figures Want Subpoenas Thrown Out

We are now deep into the “procedural” stage of BridgeGate, that period when implicated figures utilize the third branch of government as their first maneuver toward a best possible personal outcome: Two figures in a political payback plot that has overshadowed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration will attempt to convince a judge that they […]

March 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

‘BridgeGhazi Bridget’ Pushes Back

BridgeGhazi figure Bridget Anne Kelly – she of the “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email – is fighting a subpoena and letting her mouthpiece do the talking: The lawyer for Bridget Anne Kelly, one of the key figures in the George Washington Bridge lane closures scandal, filed legal papers yesterday arguing that […]

March 7, 2014 / More... ( comments)

I am guessing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie must be thinking, “Where is Rose Mary Woods when I could really use her?” Newly released 911 and police radio tapes reveal that on the first morning of the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures last year, officers and emergency responders in Fort Lee were grappling with […]

March 1, 2014 / More... ( comments)

More BridgeGhazi Emails: Staffers Feared They Would Be Fired

Now here’s an interesting find in the latest round of fully unredacted BridgeGhazi emails: staffers were worried that the traffic tie-up that triggered the scandal might get them canned. [David] Wildstein and another highly paid, Christie-appointed authority bigwig mused about their tenuous job security in a Nov. 12 text message. That was the night before […]

February 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

BridgeGhazi: Fort Lee Mayor Met With Prosecutors Friday

Another drop in the drip, drip, drip of BridgeGhazi escaped the faucet Monday: Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich met Friday with federal prosecutors who wanted to talk about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, Sokolich’s attorney confirmed to TPM on Monday. The meeting, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was a […]

February 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

The Next Right-Wing-Created Phony Scandal

Up next in the array of faux scandals invented by the right, is the claim that President Obama wants to control speech in the media using the FCC. …there are concerns from Congress regarding the FCC chairman and plans, as it appears to be an examination of political speech across media platforms, which obviously triggers […]

February 20, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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