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Trump says he may seek Republican nom for 2016 presidential race

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Outspoken real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, adding that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.

A run for the presidency "is something I would certainly look at," Trump told Reuters. "You know why? I'm unhappy with the way things are going...

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Christie No. 2 denies linking Sandy funds to Hoboken development

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New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday denied a claim by the mayor of Hoboken that Governor Chris Christie's administration linked release of Superstorm Sandy relief funds to approval of a Hoboken development project.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno warned her that Christie would withhold disaster recovery funding if Zimmer did not support a bid by the New...

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Cuomo starts year with high approval rating: Poll

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks on Long Island. (Jan

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo starts his re-election year with major support from the Empire State's voters, a Siena College poll released Monday said.

The survey found the governor's approval rating is at 66%, as New Yorkers throw their weight behind his proposals he made during his state of the state address such as legalizing medical marijuana at select state hospitals, decreasing the estate tax and...

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Chris Christie hires outside law firm in bridge probe

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(Credit: Gov. Chris Christie gives his state address on Jan. 14, 2014. (Getty))

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Thursday he hired a law firm to help his office as federal prosecutors investigate whether any law was broken when one of his aides ordered an apparent politically motivated traffic jam.

A star of the Republican Party, Christie has been grappling with a scandal for the past week, since the release of e-mails showing a top aide calling for "traffic...

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Chris Christie apologies again for bridge scandal in state address, looks ahead

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(Credit: Gov. Chris Christie gives his state address on Jan. 14, 2014. (Getty))

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened his State of the State Address on Tuesday with an apology and a vow to fully cooperate with "all appropriate" investigations of an apparent scheme to cause massive traffic jams as well as the use of federal money for a state ad campaign.

Christie - a charismatic conservative and an early favorite in the Republican bid for the White House...

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Gov. Christie faces probe over Sandy relief funds

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U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, officials said on Monday.

Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a likely 2016 Republican presidential contender, is now...

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Fort Lee mayor: I take Gov. Christie at his word

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Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich takes Gov. Chris Christie "at his word" regarding the governor's assertion that he knew nothing of the plan to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September, which caused major traffic conditions in Fort Lee, Sokolich told NBC's "Meet the Press" yesterday.

The controversy erupted with the release on Wednesday of emails showing...

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Christie says he was misled by staff in bridge scandal

Gov. Chris Christie

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UPDATED 1/8/14 at 5:34 P.M.: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday said he was misled by his staff and promised "people would be held responsible" after revelations that a top aide played a central role in the controversial closing of parts of the George Washington bridge.

"What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to...

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Stalwart New Yorkers say 'no thanks' to Christie's invitation

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Gov. Chris Christie's entreaty to overtaxed New Yorkers to join him west of the Hudson has some Big Apple denizens saying "no thanks," to put it nicely.

A spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in response called Christie's criticism of his tax policy a "political stunt."

Other stalwart New Yorkers were not as kind.

Curtis Sliwa, the red beret-wearing radio...

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Christie's invitation to move to New Jersey a 'political stunt,' says de Blasio camp

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Bill de Blasio yesterday brushed off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s suggestion that New Yorkers chafing at the mayor-elect’s tax-the-rich plan should migrate across the Hudson.

“Governor Christie’s latest political stunt doesn’t merit a serious response,” de Blasio spokeswoman Lis Smith said yesterday. “New York City is the greatest city in the world and will continue to be under Mayor-elect...

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