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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 . . .
How Christie, a Master of Political Arts, Contradicts and Confounds
Matt Katz | January 21, 2016 | Katz on Christie
This is the third part of a series of three stories released in conjunction with the publication this week of WNYC reporter Matt Katz's new biography, "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption."
Christie's Voice on Diversity Muted in Presidential Campaign
Matt Katz | January 20, 2016 | Katz on Christie
This is the second part of a series of three stories released in conjunction with the publication this week of WNYC reporter Matt Katz's new biography, "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption."
Who Is Chris Christie?
Matt Katz | January 19, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Conservative Talk Radio Is Having A Presidential Moment
Matt Katz | January 15, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Preaching against the scourges of political correctness and the mainstream media, conservative talk radio has influenced, and reflected, the Republican electorate for a quarter-century. But in a presidential campaign...
Fact checkers keep slamming Christie's campaign trail statements
Matt Katz | January 11, 2016 | Katz on Christie
In the past week, Gov. Chris Christie has made several remarks on the campaign trail that have been refuted by fact-checkers . . .
Christie Campaign Costs Topping $1 Million May Fall To NJ Taxpayers
Matt Katz | January 7, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Security costs incurred by state troopers who accompanied Gov. Chris Christie out of New Jersey for 261 days last year could be more than $1 million ...
How Much Is Christie's Campaign Costing Taxpayers?
Matt Katz | January 6, 2016 | Katz on Christie
Security costs incurred by state troopers who accompanied Gov. Christie out of New Jersey for 261 days last year could be more than $1 million, according to a WNYC analysis ...
Where Chris Christie Found His Political Calling
Matt Katz | December 27, 2015 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has wanted to president of something from an early age. In high school, he was president of his class in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades ...
Chris Christie Triggers Looser Gun Laws in New Jersey
Matt Katz | December 23, 2015 | Katz on Christie
On the night before Chris Christie's presidential announcement, he issued a surprise press release saying he's creating a commission to look into whether New Jersey's gun laws are constitutional ...
Christie Moves To Loosen Gun Regulations in NJ
Matt Katz | December 21, 2015 | Katz on Christie
On the eve of his presidential campaign, New Jersey governor Chris Christie promised that he would create a commission to look at whether the state's gun laws were constitutional . . .
Christie's Bridgegate Lawyers Engaged in 'Gamesmanship,' Judge Says
Matt Katz | December 16, 2015 | Katz on Christie
A federal court judge says that although the taxpayer-funded investigation into the Christie administration's actions during the Bridgegate scandal were inappropriate, a subpoena to seek more information must be thrown out ...
Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer Is Raising Money For 'Christie 2016'
Matt Katz | December 10, 2015 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey is Only State That Spends Zero on Smoking Prevention
Matt Katz | December 9, 2015 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey ranks last in the country in spending on tobacco prevention, according to a new report ...
Correcting Christie: 10 Times Christie Didn't Tell the Full Truth on the Campaign Trail
Matt Katz | December 9, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Chris Christie, governor and presidential candidate, speaks all the time. Mostly, he speaks without notes. Sometimes, he gets his facts wrong ...
A Video, World Events (and a Secret Weapon) Help Christie in NH
Matt Katz | December 8, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie is banking his presidential run on New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the nation ...
Keeping up With the Candidates in the Face of Breaking News
Matt Katz | December 7, 2015 | Katz on Christie
The recent events in Paris, Colorado Springs, San Bernardino, and elsewhere have prompted 2016 candidates to respond to security issues at home and abroad ...
Trump Rally Draws Curious Gawkers and Crying Superfans
Matt Katz | December 4, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Donald Trump’s staying power in the Republican primary for president is exciting voters around the country — and scaring the Grand Ole Party’s establishment ...
In Wake Of Paris Attacks, Chris Christie Sees An Opportunity
Matt Katz | December 1, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Hobbled by a scandal. Poll numbers so low he got kicked off the last debate stage ...
Christie Plays the Endorsement Game in New Hampshire
Matt Katz | November 30, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Chris Christie's Foreclosure Crisis
Matt Katz | November 16, 2015 | Katz on Christie
At a recent auction for foreclosed properties in Mercer County, Diann Timian of Ewing Township sat in the courtroom and watched her three-bedroom ranch house offered up to the highest bidder ...
Bridgegate Defendants: Christie's Team Hiding Thousands of Documents, Including Christie Emails
Matt Katz | November 11, 2015 | Katz on Christie
In Tuesday's debate, Gov. Chris Christie argued that as a Republican from a blue state he's uniquely qualified to "prosecute the case against Hillary Clinton." But within hours of uttering those words ...
Christie: Bad Week for the Governor is Good Week for the Candidate
Matt Katz | November 4, 2015 | Katz on Christie
It was a tough Election Day for Assembly Republicans in New Jersey. They lost three seats in the lower house, giving Democrats their largest majority in the legislative body in 35 years.
Christie Loses Black Supporters in NJ Over Comments on 'Black Lives Matter'
Matt Katz | October 27, 2015 | Katz on Christie
In the wake of Gov. Chris Christie's comment that the Black Lives Matters movement calls for the killing of police officers, his support among African Americans in New Jersey, which he worked so hard to secure in his first term in office, is fading.
Christie Reshuffles His Top Legal Staff
Matt Katz | October 6, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Governor Christie has replaced the top two lawyers in the governor's office with an expert on electronic data collection and a nationally renowned authority on political corruption ...
Top Seven Christie News Dumps of All Time
Matt Katz | October 5, 2015 | Katz on Christie
When Gov. Chris Christie announced that his transportation commissioner was resigning amid a series of questions about his knowledge of administration scandals ...
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