Impeachment talk as Bridgegate trial’s ends first week
- Cartoon above and commentary by Drew Sheneman.
- Should Chris Christie be impeached? Brigid C. Harrison makes the case for, if he knew. And Michael Patrick Carroll makes the case against” “Lying to the people is not impeachable.”
- Impeachment talk is “premature,” say Dem leaders.
- Remember when Christie said he only learned of the alleged conspiracy from the news? Now he feels the heat from both prosecution & defense.
- Impeach Christie? Justified, perhaps, but unlikely (Moran)
- Wildstein’s “one constituent rule” – He told Baroni his job was to make Chris Christie happy, to enforce the governor’s agenda by using grants, trips to the World Trade Center, and flags that flew over Ground Zero as gifts to Democratic officials to entice them to vote for Christie in his 2013 reelection bid.
- Your tax dollars at work, people. Just 2 years into Christie’s first term he had state employees, using personal email accounts, were already eyeing “Dem Targets” to woo for Christie’s 2013 re-election bid.
- Mulshine: From ‘Me First’ to ‘America First’: Christie’s ego-driven 2013 campaign haunts him.
- Matt Mowers’ testimony: Christie’s team kept a spreadsheet of favors done for mayors
Raise your hand if you saw this coming.
- All those companies that got huge tax breaks to locate in Camden? The city’s apparently not negotiating Community Benefits Agreements to insure that these corporations give back to the city and its residents.
First presidential debate is Monday night.
- Later I’ll post a list of debate watch parties around the state. If you’re hosting one that’s open to the public or know of one, please let me know in comments and I’ll try to add it. Thanks!
- Like a boss. Springsteen calls Donald Trump a “moron.”
- Where the race stands – one day before first debate.
- Clinton’s attempt to circumvent oversight with a private email server will come up. This time, look for Clinton to bring up that Trump’s boy Christie had his office advising Wildstein to use his private email account for shenanigans to circumvent FOIA. Not quite the same thing as a private email server, but the public can be convinced these things are equivalent.
Justice Barry Albin has made a career of dissent. Seventy-seven dissents later, Albin’s rebel streak is as strong as ever. He even gave a speech last year about the importance of standing up to wrongheaded majorities everywhere. “There was a time when people thought the world was flat, and that slavery was a fine institution, and that women were inferior, and that gays should be shunned from society. Those beliefs were dominant in their time until courageous people … challenged long-held societal assumptions and prejudices.”
NJ’s poorest county seeks to avoid the loss of $168 million in school aid under Christie’s plan.
Fight to allow North Jersey casino gambling isn’t over yet, developer says.
Atlantic City has 10 days to avoid defaulting on state loan.