Chris Christie And Scott Walker Facing Criminal Investigations

By: Friday June 20, 2014 1:03 pm

The field for the 2016 Republican presidential primary is hemorrhaging moderates. Both New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker are facing criminal investigations that could knock them out of the presidential race or even end their careers.

 

Late Night: Smash and Grab

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

I hope everyone is sitting down; another “bold” Republican governor and 2016 presidential hopeful has landed himself in (worse) legal trouble. Chris Christie? No, that’s every day. This time, it’s that hilariously corrupt and goofy automaton from Wisconsin, Scott Walker.

And now that you’re over the shock, it turns out Karl Rove was involved.

Study: Hedge Funds Taking Over Pension Fund Investments, Increasing Risk

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 1:06 pm

Recently Pando Daily broke a story about Governor Christie’s Administration violating pay to play laws by rewarding political donors with New Jersey Pension Fund contracts. The gist being that after General Catalyst employee Charles Baker donated money to the NJ GOP, General Catalyst received roughly $15 million to invest on behalf of retirees.

While the focus of the story was on violations of New Jersey’s pay to play laws, another facet of the scandal worth exploring is the increasing role alternative investment vehicles like General Catalyst – which is a venture capital firm – play in managing pension wealth. Private equity and hedge funds have begun to play an increasing role in pension investments as a recent Pew study points out.

The previously boring and safe strategy of buying government and top tier corporate bonds has been supplanted by the high flying big risk strategy of hedge funds.

Bridgegate: Christie’s Former Campaign Manager Said Governor Lied At Presser

By: Friday May 16, 2014 6:45 am

And another shoe drops. Now it is Governor Chris Christie’s former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who has claimed that Christie lied to the public at his December press conference when Christie claimed no one on his senior staff knew about the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

Bridgegate Testimony Of Governor Christie’s Press Chief Raises More Questions

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 8:01 am

Yesterday Governor Chris Christie’s Press Secretary, Michael Drewniak, testified before the New Jersey Legislature’s Special Investigative Committee on his role in handling the fallout from illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge aka Bridgegate. Unlike other witnesses called before the committee Drewniak did not take the Fifth Amendment though did often confer with an [...]

Report: Chris Christie May Have Violated Pay To Play Laws

By: Friday May 9, 2014 9:00 am

A report that broke early today at Pando Daily lays out a case that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie violated state and federal laws for giving benefits in exchange for campaign contributions or pay to play.

Key Christie Strategist Subpoenaed In Bridgegate Probe

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 11:23 am

Michael DuHaime, one of Governor Chris Christie’s key strategists, has been subpoenaed by the New Jersey Legislative committee investigating the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge or Bridgegate. DuHaime was previously cited in Christie’s own report as being a link between various figures involved in Bridgegate and may be able to reveal more details about what role Governor Christie himself played in ordering the lanes closed.

Dear Gov. Christie, Be Careful About Sarcastically Suggesting Moving to Colorado

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 3:24 pm

Last month New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) attacked marijuana legalization sarcastically saying, “go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high. To me it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey.”

Christie Will “Never” Allow Marijuana to Be Legalized as Long as He Is Governor

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 4:02 pm

While a majority of the American public has turned against marijuana prohibition, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) remains firmly against any form of legalization. When asked about legalization on NJ101.5, he reaffirmed that he opposes it and plans to do whatever he can to prevent it from coming to his state.

Key Chris Christie Advisor Mike DuHaime Cited As Link In Bridgegate Report

By: Monday April 21, 2014 1:10 pm

One of Governor Chris Christie’s key advisors, Mike DuHaime, has been cited as the common link between the different Christie officials and staff that are known to be involved in the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. DuHaime is cited in a recent report issued by Christie’s lawyers to have been in communication with Bridget Kelly, Bill Stepien, and David Wildstein.

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