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WNYC@RNC: Donald Trump's Big (Long) Speech
Matt Katz | July 22, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Donald Trump officially accepted his party's nomination to become the 45th president of the United States with a grim speech that focused on crises and violence ...
RNC Thursday: Driving Up the Ratings of The Unconventional Convention
Matt Katz | July 21, 2016 | Katz on Christie
It had been a relatively sleepy convention until Senator Ted Cruz's speech amped everything up to 11 ...
WNYC@RNC: Ted Cruz Gets GOP Love, Then Booed off Convention Floor
Matt Katz | July 21, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Ted Cruz stole the show on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention when he gave a speech that seemed to suggest his party should not vote for Donald Trump ...
WNYC@RNC: Our Take on Day Two of the Republican National Convention
Matt Katz | July 20, 2016 | Katz on Christie
WNYC@RNC: Our Take on Day 1 of the Republican Convention
Matt Katz | July 19, 2016 | Katz on Christie
A stirring open of the national anthem gave way to attacks on Hillary Clinton and illegal immigrants ...
The Nine Political Lives of Chris Christie
Matt Katz | July 15, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Chris Christie suffered another political death Friday, losing a chance to become the vice presidential nominee. But Christie has resurrected himself before ...
Mentor to Gov. Chris Christie to Appear in Federal Court
Matt Katz | July 14, 2016 | Katz on Christie
One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s closest friends and long-time mentors is expected to appear in federal court Thursday in connection to a sprawling scandal that has engulfed ...
Dear Mr. Trump: Why You Should -- And Should Not! -- Make Christie Your Running Mate
Matt Katz | July 13, 2016 | Katz on Christie
I wrote a book about one of the few people you're considering to be your vice presidential nominee, Chris Christie. Yes, I know, your books have sold many more copies ...
Christie's Attorney General Delays Release of Bridgegate Legal Bills Until After VP Selection
Matt Katz | July 12, 2016 | Katz on Christie
One of the tangential Bridgegate storylines that has triggered bad headlines for Gov. Chris Christie is how much he has charged taxpayers to cover the cost ...
Missing From Bridgegate Investigation: Chris Christie's Personal Email Account
Matt Katz | June 30, 2016 | Katz on Christie
There are some things missing from the federal investigation into Bridgegate: The cell phone in Gov. Chris Christie's pocket during the 2013 George Washington lane closures ...
Bridgegate Hidden Evidence: Christie's Texts, Cell Phone...And Now, Personal Emails
Matt Katz | June 29, 2016 | Katz on Christie
This is what is missing from the federal investigation into Bridgegate: The cell phone in Gov. Chris Christie's pocket during the 2013 George Washington lane closures ...
Trump-Inspired Anti-Semitism Prompts Fear, Police Reports...and a Gun Purchase
Matt Katz | June 28, 2016 | Katz on Christie
I arrived at naptime at Bethany Mandel’s 2nd floor apartment in Central New Jersey. Evidence of her two children under 3 -- toys, toys and more toys -- was everywhere ...
Christie Aide Politicking While Working on Taxpayers' Dime
Matt Katz | June 22, 2016 | Katz on Christie
While collecting a taxpayer-funded salary, a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie discussed rewards for those who endorsed the governor's 2013 reelection, WNYC has learned ...
Feds Side With Bridgegate Co-Conspirator To Keep His Identity Secret
Matt Katz | June 6, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Who helped the indicted Bridgegate conspirators close the lanes to the George Washington Bridge?
Trump's Inner Circle Cut Its Teeth In New Jersey
Matt Katz | June 6, 2016 | Katz on Christie
At a rally in Lawrenceville, a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump showed his respect to New Jersey as only he can. "There’s nothing like New Jersey — wiseguys, so many wiseguys ..."
Trump, Self-Proclaimed Outsider, Was New Jersey Political Insider
Matt Katz | June 2, 2016 | Katz on Christie
One morning in the mid-1980s New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean walked into in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton. His secretary said Donald Trump, the casino owner ...
Trump's Sister, The Judge: A Life Vastly Different, But Often Intertwined
Matt Katz | May 18, 2016 | Katz on Christie
When the oldest of the Trump children, Maryanne Trump Barry, graduated from law school as a stay-at-home mother and landed a job at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey in the 1970s ...
Bridgegate's 10 Stunning Plot Turns, From Christie To Trump
Matt Katz | May 18, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Bridgegate might just be the wildest political scandal (not involving sex) in New Jersey history. And that's saying something ...
Why It's Amazing that Trump Appointed Christie to Run His White House Transition
Matt Katz | May 9, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named Gov. Chris Christie as the chairman of his transition team on Monday. And that's amazing, because ...
Three Reasons Why You Haven't Seen Christie Standing Behind Trump Recently
Matt Katz | April 13, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie hasn't done a TV news interview or spoken at a Trump rally in a month. What happened to Trump's most prominent endorser?
Ex-Christie Aide, Ousted After Bridgegate, Returns to Help Lt. Governor
Matt Katz | April 13, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Bill Stepien, a top campaign aide for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who was ousted in the wake of Bridgegate, is running an organization that is laying the groundwork for Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's ...
Atlantic City, Bracing for Takeover, Sees Camden as Cautionary Tale
Matt Katz | March 28, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated much of his time in office to saving Atlantic City. He created a state-run tourism district, he started a marketing campaign . . .
Christie Trumpsplains His Candidate's 'Riot'
Matt Katz | March 18, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie continued Friday in his new role explaining what Donald Trump means when he makes statements deemed extreme. . .
Christie Stands By Trump As New Jersey Supporters Wonder Why
Matt Katz | March 2, 2016 | Katz on Christie
As Donald Trump delivered his Super Tuesday victory speech to reporters, his most prominent endorser, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, stood stony-faced behind him ...
Christie Allies' Shock and Shame as Christie Runs With Trump -- and Trips
Matt Katz | February 29, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie’s secretly-conceived decision last week to endorse Donald Trump has provoked shock, anger and disappointment, coming from his own inner circle to long loyal ...
The Public's Tab for Bridgegate Legal Bills Now Exceeds $13 Million, and Counting
Matt Katz | February 22, 2016 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's law firm hired a digital forensics firm that has so far billed taxpayers more than $2.2 million as part of the ongoing Bridgegate case, according to invoices ...
Chris Christie and New Hampshire: 10 Things That Went Wrong
Matt Katz | February 10, 2016 | Katz on Christie
In the end, the Jersey street fighter got knocked out in the match he needed to win. Gov. Chris Christie finished in sixth place in the New Hampshire primary, which spells the end of his presidential campaign . . .
Fourth Place Or Bust For Christie
Matt Katz | February 9, 2016 | Katz on Christie
I met military veteran John Sullivant and his daughter, Pamela Aughey, on Saturday morning at a town hall meeting with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush . . .
Christie's Bridgegate Lawyers Pick Up Fundraising Slack As Billionaire Backers Fade Away
Matt Katz | February 4, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Christie is losing campaign support from billionaire backers, but taxpayer-funded lawyers representing him in New Jersey legal controversies...
Chris Christie Ran For President and All New Jersey Got Was a Pig Crate Ban Veto
Matt Katz | February 2, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Ten months into Chris Christie's term as governor, he went to Iowa for the first time. He was there to campaign for Republican Gov. Terry Branstad . . .
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