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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Mattis offers optimism, avoids talking Trump during speech in Spokane

The former defense secretary avoided his reportedly tumultuous tenure in President Donald Trump’s White House. Instead, he offered an optimistic view of America that he said would be well-served by …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Shawn Vestal: The jokes were great, General Mattis, but let’s get serious

Gen. Jim Mattis is speaking in Spokane on Thursday night. The appearance by the former Secretary of Defense comes in the wake of a growing chorus of observers calling upon …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Chris Christie to join Gen. James Mattis at Spokane fundraiser in October

The Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank, will bring the former governor of New Jersey to Spokane on Oct. 24 for its annual fundraiser.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Let’s call it Trump Remorse

It’s a new literary genre – books by former staff members and aides who now want to dish about the awfulness of Donald Trump or his White House. Last month, …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump’s next chief of staff

President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Video: McConnell confronted by protestors in Louisville restaurant

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s dinner in Louisville was interrupted by fellow diners Friday night, CNN affiliate WLKY reported. The incident was originally reported by TMZ.

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.

Emails: Utility worked with Christie staff to shield data

Lobbyists for New Jersey’s largest utility worked with former Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to craft a $300 million bailout for nuclear power, while adding language to shield the company’s financial …

Biden calls new Republican ad ‘return of Willie Horton’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

‘Bridgegate’ mastermind gets probation

A former ally to Gov. Chris Christie who was the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme will avoid prison after pleading guilty and giving testimony that helped …

Prosecutors: Bridgegate mastermind should stay out of jail

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme to avoid prison when he is sentenced Wednesday because his testimony helped …

An unapologetic Chris Christie announces deal to end N.J. shutdown

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is blistered over his day at the beach

Gov. Chris Christie got blistered online Monday after he was photographed sunning himself with his family on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to the public because of …

N.J. government enters third day of shutdown on budget impasse

New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …

New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown

New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.

Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie’s replacement

The candidates running to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fanned out across the state Tuesday as voters made their selections in the first statewide primary races since Republican President …

Two ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal …

Prosecutor again says he won’t pursue case against Christie

For the second time, a New Jersey prosecutor has declined to pursue a resident’s criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

Chris Christie won’t be charged with misconduct in bridge scandal

New Jersey prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue a criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Christie attorney argues to have misconduct case thrown out

An attorney for Republican Gov. Chris Christie has told a judge that a criminal misconduct complaint against the governor over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should be tossed for …

Ex-Christie allies seek new trial, say jury acted improperly

Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are seeking to have their convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case thrown out.

Chris Christie in historic poll territory (not the good kind)

The good news for Chris Christie is that his Worst Year Ever is almost over. The bad news: It’s not over yet.

Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case

A New Jersey judge has denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge …

With Cabinet hopes fizzling, Chris Christie faces state in fiscal crisis

Gov. Chris Christie, scorned by New Jersey voters, seemingly had a political future working for Donald Trump. Now, with doubts he’ll join the president-elect’s administration, he’s pledged to finish his …

Trump’s transition team loses a key figure as he struggles to find his footing

The shoot-from-the-hip style that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is now playing out in his transition to governing.

Trump transition stalls as son-in-law said to oust Christie allies

Power struggles inside Donald Trump’s transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government – including what some say is an effort by the president-elect’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2016

Chris Christie’s government takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has seized power in Atlantic City, taking control of the assets and major decision making power of the struggling seaside gambling resort with half …

Christie sticks to denial after allies convicted in bridge plot

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in his first interview after last week’s conviction of two former aides in a revenge plot to create a massive traffic jam, contradicted their testimony …

Christie’s fortunes fade further after bridge plot convictions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career sustained a serious blow Friday after two of his former allies were found guilty of conspiring to shut down the nation’s busiest bridge …

2 former Christie allies convicted in lane-closing scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political …