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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conflicted Christie

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Christie’s Quarantine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Christie’s Cover

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‘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.

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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.

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Christie Cleared

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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.

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Sochi or Christie

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Christie 2017

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Christie Stops Traffic

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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.

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Cranky Christie

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MLK and Governor Christie

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Christie Administration

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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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Chris Christie

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Angry Governor

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Christie’s Traffic Jam Umbrella

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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.”

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GW Bridge

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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.

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Christie’s Prez Hopes

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Christie Roadblock

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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



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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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New Republican Icon, Same Old Policies

From the moment he was declared the winner in his re-election campaign, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., has been billed as a new kind of Republican. Is it a fair characterization? Yes and no.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 READ MORE


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Jersey Bore: Christie Cruises to Easy Victory

Chris Christie is returning to the governor’s mansion with a crushing victory in Tuesday’s election. That was to be expected. What makes his win interesting is the fact that so many people who don’t agree with him voted for him.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Will the Christie Juggernaut Roll Over Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?

With his impending re-election in “Blue Jersey” evidently assured and his national profile rising, Chris Christie is a formidable presidential hopeful.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Christie Stops Opposition to Gay Marriage in Courts

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped his legal efforts to block same-sex marriage in his state hours after the first such couples were married. A lower-court judge had ruled last month that New Jersey must recognize gay marriages, making it the 14th state in the country to do so.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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New Jersey Bans Gay ‘Cure’

Following in California’s footsteps, the Garden State has become the second to prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors. The measure, approved by the state Senate in June, was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 READ MORE



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The Poverty of Child Care Professionals

In New Jersey, mothers are working as independent contractors looking after children whose parents are struggling to make ends meet, and many of these child care professionals can’t afford their own bills.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE



Congressman Attempts Patriot Act Repeal, GOP’s Cuccinelli Supports Oral Sex Ban, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what will happen in one state when Obamacare is fully implemented next year and a video debunks McDonald’s fuzzy budget math for its employees.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Bowl Phone Sex

Prisoners in a New Jersey jail, like prisoners across the country, have built a subterranean system of communication to defy the harsh conditions of incarceration and keep themselves connected.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE


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