Chris Christie Aides Attempted To Cover Up Bridgegate

By: Monday April 14, 2014 8:35 am

As yet another prosecutor, this time the Manhattan District Attorney, subpoenas records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey new questions are being raised about the conduct of Governor Chris Christie’s staff in response to the investigation of illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Despite a report written by Governor [...]

Federal Grand Jury Now Looking Into Bridgegate

By: Monday April 7, 2014 5:58 am

ABC US News | ABC Business News After weeks of dodging subpoenas from the New Jersey Legislature’s Special Investigative Committee it seems the principal actors in the Bridgegate saga will have to testify and disclose documents after all. ABC News has reported that a federal grand jury has been convened by the US Attorney from [...]

Cory Booker Took ‘Confidential’ Payouts From Firm While In Office

By: Monday August 12, 2013 7:58 am

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has gotten himself in some hot water on the eve of his primary election. The New York Post reveals that Booker took confidential payouts while in office from a law firm that received work from the city. The law firm paid Mayor Booker every year and received more than a total [...]

Congressman Proposes Wall Street Sales Tax

By: Friday July 12, 2013 10:09 am

Congressman Rush Holt, one of many candidates vying for the New Jersey Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, has put out a campaign ad endorsing the financial speculation tax. “These days, most stock trades aren’t made by human beings,” Holt says. “They’re made by supercomputers that flip stocks at a fraction of a second, helping [...]

Chris Christie’s Boondoggle

By: Monday July 8, 2013 8:19 am

When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received the endorsement of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) many in the media and national political circles just took it as further evidence of Christie’s bi-partisan appeal. A politician so popular even unions would endorse him. But they were missing the story. LIUNA’s endorsement was actually [...]

Mayor Says Sex In Government Office and Campaign Finance Violations Are A Private Issue

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 7:28 am

Embattled East Orange New Jersey Mayor Robert Bowser has an interesting theory. In a press conference on Friday Mayor Bowser told reporters that his admission of a sexual affair with a subordinate in a sexual harassment deposition is a private issue and belongs between him and his wife. The mayor read a prepared statement and [...]

Hurricane Sandy Relief Appropriation Running Into Trouble

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 8:30 am

While waiting around for fiscal slope negotiations to conclude, Congress has bided its time with legislation seemingly timed for the holiday travel season. The House gave final approval to a bill that would give the TSA more leeway when screening checked baggage from international airports that is going on to a separate flight in the [...]

Obama to Request $50 Billion for Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:45 am

For a Congress spending every waking minute talking about deficits, they sure know how to spend gobs of money above and beyond requested budgets – as long as it goes to the hands of defense contractors. The Senate version of the defense authorization bill costs $631 billion. This is $17 billion more than the Pentagon asked for. It passed 98-0. It now goes to a conference with the bill passed by the GOP-led House, which costs $3 billion MORE. The White House threatened to veto the bill over the budget overages, which is just adorable.

Christie Ups Appropriation Request for Sandy Relief

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 9:15 am

Joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revised his estimate upward in asking for disaster relief funds to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, seeking $36.8 billion. The additional money would be used to reengineer beaches, including additional sand dunes, to protect the [...]

As New York Officials Deliver Damage Estimates, Prospects for Supplemental Funding Remote

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 9:15 am

It’s easy to forget, amid the non-stop talk about long-term deficits, that the East Coast remains fairly ruined from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – who’s going to win re-election next year by saying he’s the only man in the state equipped to handle the reconstruction efforts – already released [...]

Storm-Washing: The New Bank Ploy to Milk Foreclosure Relief PR In Storm-Wrecked Areas

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 6:25 am

Ever since Superstorm Sandy, we’ve seen the phenomenon of storm-washing from our finance sector. That’s when banks decide to capitalize on the storm and generate some good PR by offering extended reliefto homeowners in the storm’s path. Banks are offering extended relief to homeowners in areas affected by superstorm Sandy in the form of loan [...]

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