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Will Christie Whitman Follow Her 9/11 Apology With One for Her Nuclear Shill Game?

The former EPA chief regrets misleading the public about the air quality after the New York terrorist attacks. Her apology leaves some doubting her sincerity.

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How Donald Trump and Chris Christie Colluded to Pilfer $25 Million From New Jersey Taxpayers

The sketchy relationship between the New Jersey governor and the Republican presidential nominee took a new twist after a New York Times report showed that Trump’s $30 million casino tax debt, something New Jersey officials fought endlessly to collect, suddenly was slashed after Christie took office in 2010.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: The Last ‘Super Tuesday’ Round of Presidential Primaries

Voters headed to the polls in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Take a look at the final results and watch Sanders’ and Clinton’s speeches.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Larry Hamm Talk Police Violence and America’s Deep-Rooted Racism

In this latest episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist, author and activist Chris Hedges takes on the considerable and timely topics of police brutality and entrenched racism in America.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: The Other Side of the Hamptons: The Working Poor

Long established as a playground for the mega-rich, New York’s Hamptons see some beachfront mansions selling for $100 million, and designer boutiques jostle for space on the streets. But beyond the luxury is a side we don’t see, where low-paid workers struggle to get by and 7 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Christie









Posted on Jul 2, 2015 ENLARGE



Christie’s Administration Is Facing Another Investigation

If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again.

Posted on May 8, 2015 READ MORE



The Controversial Legacy Behind Chris Christie’s Budget Claims

The New Jersey governor closed budget gaps by borrowing, shifting money from trust funds and paring back tax credits.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 READ MORE



Why Did Christie Settle With Exxon?

Last week, Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration settled New Jersey’s long-standing environmental lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for pennies on the dollar.

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 READ MORE



Christie Administration Under New Federal Investigation

Federal authorities are investigating a former New Jersey assistant prosecutor’s claim that he was fired because he objected to the alleged practice of dismissing indictments brought against Gov. Chris Christie’s political allies.

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 READ MORE



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How a Hedge Fund Made $100 Million From New Jersey’s Desperation

When New Jersey decided to bail out some of its tobacco bonds, the state gave up $400 million in future revenues to pocket $92 million immediately, an arrangement that also helped one savvy investor cash in on a big bet.

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 READ MORE



How States Are Redistributing the Wealth

In 2008, candidate Obama was lambasted for supposedly endorsing policies of wealth redistribution. Yet only a few years later, the most explicit examples of such redistribution are happening in the states, and often at the urging of Republicans.

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 READ MORE


Conflicted Christie









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Christie’s Quarantine









Posted on Oct 30, 2014 ENLARGE



The Pastor, the Police Officer and the Political Activist: Three Perspectives on Ferguson

Police brutality against black men has become a shockingly common phenomenon in the U.S. The names of those who have died at the hands of law enforcement or their unofficial vigilante deputies over the past few years are too numerous to count.

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 READ MORE



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Imagine Christie’s Budget Crisis on a National Scale

Two key decisions by the New Jersey governor have redistributed wealth from pensioners to hedge fund managers while throwing the state’s finances into chaos.

Posted on May 23, 2014 READ MORE



Prisoners Could Vote Under N.J. Bill, as Long as They’re Veterans

Prisoners serving their sentences as well as parolees and probationers would be allowed to vote in New Jersey under newly introduced legislation, but only if they had served in the military.

Posted on May 8, 2014 READ MORE



Canada Is a Terrifying Place to Be HIV-Positive

Arrests and prosecutions of Canadian residents who don’t disclose they’ve been infected with the HIV virus are commonplace; Nigeria’s first lady condemns those protesting her government’s ineffectiveness in dealing with the abduction of 236 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram group; meanwhile, a smartgun’s been developed that will work only for its owner, but a New Jersey law is keeping it off the market. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet

After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE



NYPD Pressured to Eliminate Controversial Muslim Spying Program (Video)

After the closure of a police unit that indiscriminately investigated American Muslims, civil rights groups want the NYPD to eliminate all traces of the operation.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE


Christie’s Cover









Posted on Mar 31, 2014 ENLARGE


‘Doing the Best I Can’

Joe White is a 36-year-old married father of four in Camden, N.J., and one of many men whom sociologist and Truthdigger of the Week Kathryn Edin got to know as part of her five-year investigation into fatherhood in the inner city. He talks about surviving the streets and raising children in a 12-minute video.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: Dr. Kathryn Edin (Video)

Over decades of studying the lives of America’s poor, the Johns Hopkins sociologist has combined analytic rigor and compassion for others to defy popular prejudice and discover the hidden causes of mass behavior.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 READ MORE


Christie Cleared









Posted on Mar 28, 2014 ENLARGE



Recalled to Life

Christine Pagano’s drug addictions took her from a middle-class home to prostitution and homelessness on the streets of Camden, N.J., one of our poorest cities. Her journey into hell showed her the other America.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 READ MORE


Sochi or Christie









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Christie 2017









Posted on Jan 23, 2014 ENLARGE


Christie Stops Traffic









Posted on Jan 23, 2014 ENLARGE



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Chris Christie’s Dual Political Personalities

It’s rare that you can look at your television screen and see not only what is happening but also what might have been.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE



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Chris Christie Drops 22 Points in New Jersey, Threatening His Chances of Becoming President

Although earlier data showed little impact on the New Jersey governor’s popularity, a new poll shows that Chris Christie may finally pay a political price for the closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE


Cranky Christie









Posted on Jan 20, 2014 ENLARGE


MLK and Governor Christie









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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Really Care About Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

For all the print and pixels spilled over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political troubles, he turns out to be pretty untroubled where actual voters are concerned.

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 READ MORE


Christie Study









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Angry Governor









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Christie’s Traffic Jam Umbrella









Posted on Jan 12, 2014 ENLARGE



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Hard to See the Victim Here

You know a politician is having a bad day when he has to stand before a news conference and plead, “I am who I am, but I am not a bully.”

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE


GW Bridge









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Christieworld









Posted on Jan 9, 2014 ENLARGE



AP/Mel Evans

Chris Christie ‘Embarrassed and Humiliated’ by Staff Stunt

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a public apology Thursday, offering that he was “embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my staff” in the aftermath of a staff scandal.

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 READ MORE


Christie’s Prez Hopes









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Christie Roadblock









Posted on Jan 9, 2014 ENLARGE



Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cat’s Out of the Bag, Chris Christie

Strong evidence that may implicate the New Jersey Republican in a politically retributive weeklong traffic jam in the Garden State city of Fort Lee in September could destroy his chances of winning the 2016 presidential nomination. Here’s what you need to know about Christie’s “Bridge-Gate.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 READ MORE



AP/Mel Evans

Camden, N.J.: A Catastrophic Cautionary Tale

Camden, N.J. is a stone’s throw from tourist-friendly Philadelphia, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi notes, but it’s nothing like its neighbor city. It’s one of the starkest examples of communities in crisis across the nation—an “un-Fantasy island of extreme poverty and violence” where everyone is scarred and few are employed.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE


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