| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama locked arms with Democratic governors Friday to press the case for raising the minimum wage, an issue the party is hoping will drive voters to the polls in the midterm elections.
Ahead of this weekend’s National...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Another incriminating cache of emails, another Republican governor facing harsh questions and once more the hounds of political scandal are in full cry.
There are, however, important differences between the controversies surrounding Wisconsin’s...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:44 PM
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol, Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday.
“Our house is still broken,” said Nicole...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey.
Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:21 PM
DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills.
Two years ago,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The New Jersey state committee investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic jam wants to see Gov. Chris Christie’s helicopter flight records, trying to determine if one flight took him over the scene of the epic mess created by Christie’...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Facing a daunting effort to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, Republican activists in California are openly worrying about whether the party's donors, elected leaders and voters will embrace any of the GOP gubernatorial candidates.
If Neel Kashkari or Tim...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
For the first time in two decades, Texas is electing itself a new governor, making the contest — featuring liberal heroine Wendy Davis — one of the marquee races of this election year.
That alone would be good reason for New Jersey Gov. ...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:36 PM
Jack Mortell leaned in and his eyes widened at the scenario he dreamed up: Who would win if all the gold medalists in speedskating from the upcoming Winter Olympics faced off against one another?
"I think people would want to know, don't you?" Mortell...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:56 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday insisted he never knew that his aides had intentionally fouled up traffic approaches to the George Washington Bridge until after the lanes had been reopened — though he admitted he might have heard about...