Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 21, 2014 1:36AM ET
Chris Christie's latest town hall—the first since it was revealed that members of his administration had organized a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge—was reportedly pretty awkward.
Feb 10, 2014 1:59PM ET
Another victim of Chris Christie's bullying has come forward to criticize him: Rand Paul.
Feb 7, 2014 7:04PM ET
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich claims New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office "wooed" him in order to earn an endorsement from the Democrat, and the September traffic jams on the George Washington Jams were punishment.
Feb 7, 2014 8:51AM ET
Vice President Joe Biden can only think of one reason not to run for president in 2016: He wouldn't be able to drive Corvettes. That's it. We went ahead and thought of several others.
Feb 4, 2014 3:49AM ET
As thousands of subpoenaed documents begin rolling in concerning Chris Christie's bridge scandal, two of his aides have pleaded the fifth to avoid turning over documents to investigators.
Feb 3, 2014 11:36AM ET
Chris Christie wants you to know that the guy lobbing the most serious charges against him got in trouble in Social Studies. His scandal is now all about high school, because all of us are forced to deal with high school forever.
Feb 1, 2014 9:54AM ET
There's no doubt New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is having another terrible morning.
Jan 31, 2014 6:09PM ET
"Just a few months ago I was called crazy for saying Christie wasn't my first choice for 2016," Meghan McCain tweeted Friday afternoon about the governor. To be fair, McCain's opinion of Christie is still evolving.
Jan 31, 2014 3:58PM ET
The former Port Authority staffer that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied being friends with now says he knows of evidence that Christie knew about the Fort Lee lane closures as they happened.
Jan 30, 2014 11:34AM ET
According to a new Washington Post-ABC poll that ultimately won't matter, 73 percent of Democrats and left-leaning Independents would vote for Hillary in the presidential primary.
Jan 28, 2014 11:37AM ET
Another new poll shows that Americans are increasingly skeptical of Chris Christie. Another news story suggests improper behavior from his administration. So Christie spent Monday beating a 13-year-old at ping-pong.
Jan 24, 2014 12:05PM ET
New Jersey's reputation for political wrong-doing predates the Christie administration's futzing with bridge traffic.
Jan 23, 2014 11:19AM ET
The FBI questioned aides to Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer, who confirmed that the mayor informed them in May about an alleged threat from New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to withhold Hurricane Sandy funding.
Jan 22, 2014 10:22AM ET
The spectacular indictment of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell finally, at last, ends speculation that the governor might somehow be a Republican contender in 2016.
Jan 21, 2014 6:23PM ET
Perhaps the most eye-popping detail in the eye-popping indictment filed against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was what he'd need to forfeit if convicted. We decided to see how much it would cost to buy all of the stuff.
Jan 21, 2014 3:47PM ET
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell were charged with illegally accepting gifts from wealthy donor Jonnie R. Williams, a dietary supplement executive who allegedly received support for his company from the governor's office in exchange for his generosity.
Jan 21, 2014 9:22AM ET
In the middle of a snowstorm, likely looking out at empty seats, Chris Christie's second term begins with his inauguration on Tuesday afternoon.
Jan 20, 2014 4:01PM ET
More than half of Americans don't believe Chris Christie when he says that he didn't know about his staff's role in shutting down access to the George Washington Bridge. And, unlike in his home state, they're mad about it.
Jan 20, 2014 1:12PM ET
Chris Christie has done a competent job of deflecting attention away from his behavior and to tensions between himself and MSNBC. He has an ally on the inside: the folks of Morning Joe, who have risen to his defense.
Jan 20, 2014 9:45AM ET
If Chris Christie wants to run for president in 2016 (which, a new interview suggests, he does), he'll spend this critical year watching new mud accumulate on his record. Hillary Clinton is spending it wiping dirt away.
Jan 18, 2014 4:15PM ET
Mitt and Ann Romney made a surprise appearance at the world premiere of "MITT," a documentary that follows Romney through his failed 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
Jan 18, 2014 9:41AM ET
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is under fire again. This time, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is alleging that Christie's staff threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money from Hoboken unless she approved a redevelopment plan favored by the governor.
Jan 15, 2014 3:45PM ET
Very few scandals rise near the level of Watergate. We need a new term for these sub-gate scandals.
Jan 15, 2014 9:11AM ET
Bruce Springsteen — a man capable of making New Jersey Governor Chris Christie openly weep — attempted to make his number one gubernatorial fan cry for different reasons Tuesday night.
Jan 14, 2014 3:30PM ET
"Mistakes were clearly made," Chris Christie said on Tuesday about the still-developing scandal involving his administration. Leading his "State of the State" speech with the issue, it's safe to assume that his brief remarks haven't yet put any concerns to rest.
Jan 13, 2014 3:47PM ET
People in New Jersey still broadly like Chris Christie, according to two new polls. They also assume he knows more than he's saying and that there's more to come on the Fort Lee traffic jams scandal.
Jan 13, 2014 1:31PM ET
The real corruption being exposed by this whole Gov. Chris Christie bridge closure story is President Obama's. Or so Republicans claimed on the Sunday political talk shows, and in print, and online.
Jan 13, 2014 11:59AM ET
New Jersey's Assembly announced a committee on Monday given subpoena power to investigate the scandal over traffic jams in the town of Fort Lee. Mayors of other towns have things they'd like to have looked at, too.
Jan 13, 2014 8:01AM ET
Already embroiled in a scandal over a punitive traffic jam, federal officials are investigating whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused some of the $25 million given to his state for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Jan 12, 2014 4:15PM ET
It's been three full days since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave his marathon press conference about the Bridgeghazi scandal. The story still dominated the Sunday morning shows.