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Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test waters for 2016 presidential bids

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test waters for 2016 presidential bids

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tested the waters for the 2016 presidential race at a Tea Party Freedom Summit in New Hampshire.
Aileen Graef
Documents show close friend joined interviews of Gov. Christie for internal review

Documents show close friend joined interviews of Gov. Christie for internal review

TRENTON, N.J., April 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers who investigated the "Bridgegate" scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apparently did not record interviews, documents released this week show.
Frances Burns
Poll: More than half of N.J. voters say Christie's 'Bridgegate' report was 'whitewash'

Poll: More than half of N.J. voters say Christie's 'Bridgegate' report was 'whitewash'

HAMDEN, Conn., April 9 (UPI) -- More than half New Jersey voters say Chris Christie would not be a good president and they are split on whether he is a bully, Quinnipiac Poll finds.
Frances Burns
Jeb Bush suggests coming to the United States illegally is sometimes 'act of love'

Jeb Bush suggests coming to the United States illegally is sometimes 'act of love'

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing at celebration of his father's presidency, said he will decide on his own run by the end of the year.
Frances Burns
Law firm that conducted 'Bridgegate' review paid $3.1M to represent New Jersey

Law firm that conducted 'Bridgegate' review paid $3.1M to represent New Jersey

March 31 (UPI) -- Law firm that did internal review of "Bridgegate" represented New Jersey on sports betting and got $3.1 million last year.
Frances Burns
Report distancing Christie from 'Bridgegate' says Kelly is scorned, 'emotional' woman

Report distancing Christie from 'Bridgegate' says Kelly is scorned, 'emotional' woman

March 28 (UPI) -- The recent report distancing N.J. Gov. Chris Christie from 'Bridgegate' also described the reported culprit Bridget Anne Kelly as an "emotional" woman.
Aileen Graef
Report: Christie was not aware of 'Bridgegate' lane closings in advance

Report: Christie was not aware of 'Bridgegate' lane closings in advance

March 27 (UPI) -- Law firm hired by Christie administration to review "Bridgegate" scandal finds governor unaware of lane closings in Fort Lee beforehand.
Frances Burns
Lawyers: Internal review clears Gov. Chris Christie

Lawyers: Internal review clears Gov. Chris Christie

March 24 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has promised to release findings of internal review of 'Bridgegate' and Hoboken aid scandals.
Frances Burns
Christie asked about 'Bridgegate' during N.J. town hall meeting

Christie asked about 'Bridgegate' during N.J. town hall meeting

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 20 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got some more or less friendly questions about the "Bridgegate" scandal at a town hall meeting Thursday.
New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- New York auto dealers want the state to ban the direct sale of Tesla all-electric cars to shoppers.

Poll: Clinton has double-digit Iowa leads over possible GOP candidates

HAMDEN, Conn., March 13 (UPI) -- President Obama's low standing with Iowa voters appears to be having little effect on fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, a poll released Thursday indicated.

Former Christie aide fighting 'Bridgegate' subpoena

TRENTON, N.J., March 11 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a legislative committee debated Tuesday whether she must respond to a subpoena.
Christie ex-aides ask judge to quash subpoenas

Christie ex-aides ask judge to quash subpoenas

March 11 (UPI) -- Two former Chris Christie aides asked the federal judge investigating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge not to force them to turn over texts.
Gabrielle Levy

Prosecutors subpoena Port Authority records on Christie ally chairman

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors subpoenaed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for records of potential conflict of interest for the authority's head.
Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll again

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll again

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- For the second year in a row, Rand Paul came out on top of the straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Gabrielle Levy
Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Conservative PAC conference

Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Conservative PAC conference

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., easily won Saturday's straw presidential poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington.
Chris Christie rips Obama's leadership, media in CPAC speech

Chris Christie rips Obama's leadership, media in CPAC speech

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ripped President Obama Thursday in his first speech before base Republican voters since his administration was rocked by scandal.
Clinton tops Christie, Ryan, Paul in N.Y., N.J., Virginia polls

Clinton tops Christie, Ryan, Paul in N.Y., N.J., Virginia polls

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 4 (UPI) -- A majority of people in New Jersey, New York and Virginia view former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton favorably, polls released Tuesday indicate.
Tea Party Republicans show early 2016 preference for Rand Paul

Tea Party Republicans show early 2016 preference for Rand Paul

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential election may be two years away, but results of a CBS News-New York Times poll offers some insight into what Tea Party followers may want.

911 tapes show police dealing with Fort Lee 'Bridgegate' traffic jam

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Fort Lee 911 and police radio tapes released Friday show officers struggling to deal with the traffic jam at the New Jersey end of the George Washington Bridge.
Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

BOSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Christie and Mitt Romney raised $1 million at a Boston fundraiser that was moved at the last minute due to media attention, a Republican group said.

N.J. lawmaker says bridge scandal emails are 'disturbing'

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A New Jersey lawmaker investigating the closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes says text messages show "a juvenile attitude" about the scandal.
Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential bid

Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential bid

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An overwhelming 80 percent of Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, says the New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday.

CPAC un-invites American Atheists from annual convention

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The non-profit American Atheists won't participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because the group distorted its intent, CPAC said.
Chris Christie approval tanks in NJ

Chris Christie approval tanks in NJ

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The once untouchably popular governor of New Jersey has found himself falling -- and fast.
Gabrielle Levy
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