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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Christie and Bridgegate: One year later

At first it may have seemed like an issue concerning only motorists who were stuck in traffic for hours, but one year since access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were closed in Fort Lee, the scandal now dubbed "Bridgegate" is still brewing, and threatening to derail Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations.

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Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a press conference in Sea Bright. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a press conference in Sea Bright. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Poll: Support for Christie lower since Bridgegate

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll revealed Gov. Chris Christie's job approval numbers remain far below where they were prior to the controversy.

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George Washington Bridge
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Bridgegate: One-year later

Tuesday marks one-year since lane closures on the George Washington Bridge caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee for four days, a move that was apparently done for political retribution because Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich didn't back Gov. Chris Christie in his bid for a second-term as governor.

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In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Christie watchers waiting for word from the US Attorney

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career one year later. But many outside his tight inner circle are still waiting for investigations to conclude before making up their minds.

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On-ramps to the George Washington Bridge
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PA officer: Told to ‘shut up’ about GWB lane closing hazards

Police officers on the George Washington Bridge last September during lane closures apparently ordered by Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides as political payback said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created and were told not to talk about it on their radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to a legislative panel investigating the scandal.

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George Washington Bridge
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Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer.

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George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Bill would clarify criminality in Bridgegate-like traffic meddling

September will mark one year since access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning, snarling traffic for hours over a four-day period. As a direct result of Bridgegate, State Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-Wayne) is sponsoring legislation that would create a new crime of official interference with transportation.

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Attorney Randy Mastro shows his independent review of Bridgegate.
Randy Mastro of Gibson, Dunn & Krutcher holds up the firm's Bridgegate report in March. (Brendan McDermid-Pool/Getty Images)
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Taxpayers on hook for $6.5M to Bridgegate law firm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

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Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference
Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference in January.
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Poll: Bridgegate questions linger in NJ

A new poll finds many Garden State voters still have concerns about Bridgegate, and what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said about the lane closure scandal.

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Governor's Office, Tim Larsen
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Christie: No recollection of aide’s GWB texts

Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't remember receiving text messages from an aide about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

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