Chris Christie

Incoming New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing […]

01/13/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second left, arrives at Fort Lee, N.J., City Hall,  Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Damage-control scramble followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials squabbled over media leaks and scrambled to control the publicity damage in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to […]

01/10/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

George W. Bush joins GOP governors at lunch

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush lunched with a group of Republican governors on Thursday, making a surprise visit at the invitation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former president joined […]

11/21/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up. Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into […]

11/10/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media as he visits Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Obama congratulates Christie on re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called Republican Gov. Chris Christie to congratulate him on his re-election in New Jersey. Christie won a second term on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barbara Buono by more than […]

11/06/2013

New Jersey first lady, Mary Pat Christie, laughs as husband, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, jokes with the media after they voted in Mendham Township, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ voters mull 2nd term for popular Gov. Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who could leave before a second term ends to run for […]

11/05/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Christie defends Sandy aid for burned NJ shore businesses

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday defended his decision to use federal Superstorm Sandy recovery money to help rebuild businesses burned by a devastating boardwalk fire last week. Christie said boardwalk-area businesses […]

09/18/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — They were the kind of places that made for family memories of french fries and ice cream, but also created some raucous reality TV, like the time Snooki was laid […]

09/13/2013

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