Pressure From Bridgegate Scandal Growing On David Samson

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:13 am

David Samson, one of Governor Chris Christie’s most powerful and trusted allies, is under increasing pressure to resign as Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In the aftermath of the scandal surrounding the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge (aka “Bridgegate” ) the finances and conduct of Port [...]

Governor Christie’s Lawyer Trying To Talk To Witnesses In Investigation Of Governor’s Office

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 5:52 am

Governor Chris Christie’s legal strategy to deal with Bridgegate and a scandal involving the misuse of Sandy aid is raising eyebrows. Under the guise of an “internal investigation” of the governor’s office, a lawyer representing Governor Christie has been going around to key witnesses demanding documents and other information that could be used in any [...]

Chris Christie’s Popularity Drops After Scandals, Told To Step Down From RGA By Ken Cuccinelli

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 5:24 am

As Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s staff is interviewed by the FBI to find out whether or not the Christie Administration tried to leverage Sandy Aid to help out a politically connected real estate development firm in Hoboken, new polling indicates the scandals are taking their toll on Governor Chris Christie. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton [...]

Christie Faces HUD Investigation As Second Mayor Claims Retaliation For Non-Endorsement

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 5:44 am

Advertisements that were supposed to help promote tourism in New Jersey in the wake of devastation by Hurricane Sandy instead seemed to promote Governor Chris Christie’s re-election campaign and now the feds are investigating. The investigation stems from a letter sent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development by New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone [...]

Chris Christie Uses $2 Million Of Hurricane Sandy Relief Money For Quasi-Campaign Ads

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 7:56 am

It is no secret that Chris Christie is a likely contender for president in 2016. However, should he really be using money from Hurricane Sandy relief to further that ambition? Isn’t that an inappropriate use of relief money? It turns out the Christie administration turned away a qualified low-bidder seeking to produce the series of [...]

Natural Disasters Cost Insurers $77 Billion In 2012

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 6:01 am

A report by global re-insurers claims that 2012 was one of the most expensive years for insurers on record. Natural disasters specifically “large scale weather events” were to blame for the historically high numbers. The world’s second-largest reinsurer said yesterday that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost the insurance industry $77 billion in 2012, the [...]

House Passes Sandy Relief Bill Despite Republican Opposition

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 8:03 am

After failing to get it done in the last Congress, the House has passed the Sandy Relief bill: The House approved a $50 billion Sandy relief bill Tuesday evening, after several hours of contentious debate in which scores of Republicans tried unsuccessfully to cut the size of the bill and offset a portion of it [...]

Boehner Relents As $9.7 Billion Sandy Relief Bill Passes House

By: Friday January 4, 2013 10:34 am

It’s not the $60 billion that passed last session, but we are getting closer. From ABC News: The House of Representatives voted on Friday to provide about $9.7 billion in relief funding to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill provides funding to the National Flood Insurance program by increasing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) [...]

VIDEO: Governor Christie Slams Boehner For Not Passing Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 11:49 am

governorchrischristie on Broadcast Live Free In a press conference today New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Speaker Boehner for failing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief. After issuing a joint press release with Governor Cuomo of New York, Christie went on the offensive against Boehner and the House Republicans. “There is [...]

Was Hurricane Sandy Relief A Casualty Of The “Fiscal Cliff” Deal?

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 8:11 am

Somewhat lost in the shuffle last night was a disastrous response to a disaster: The fiscal cliff may have been averted Tuesday, but the next political fight was waiting in the wings and exploded just minutes later when House Speaker John Boehner announced he’d postpone a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief bill until the [...]

The Pileup Behind the Fiscal Slope, and the Consequences of Inaction

By: Friday December 21, 2012 7:03 am

Say what you will about the 2010 deal to extend the Bush tax cuts, which helped to set up what we’re seeing this month. But there was definitely a virtue in getting it done by early December, allowing for a productive lame duck session that repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, passed the New START arms [...]

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