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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

Poll: Chris Christie's approval continues to drop in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie's standing with New Jersey voters has dropped further in the wake of the "Bridgegate" scandal, a poll released Monday indicated.
GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Embattled Republican governors may pull the media focus to the GOP this weekend as governors from both parties meet in Washington.
Scott Walker in hot water over email disclosures

Scott Walker in hot water over email disclosures

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Scott Walker is in hot water after a mass disclosure of staff emails reveals he was aware of illegal coordination between his campaign and gubernatorial staff.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

HAMDEN, Conn., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton swept a 2016 field of Republicans in hypothetical presidential match-ups in Ohio, a Quinnipiac poll indicated.

Ex-aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fighting subpoenas

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say they will take their fight over legislative subpoenas surrounding "Bridgegate" to court.

Executive director of New Jersey Transit stepping down

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jim Weinstein, executive director of New Jersey Transit, announced Tuesday he is resigning as head of one of the country's largest mass-transit agencies.

Study: Many in New Jersey unhappy with state's Sandy response

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A survey of a select group of New Jersey residents whose homes were damaged in Superstorm Sandy found 64 percent are unhappy with the state's response.
Christie police friend under review in GW Bridge probe

Christie police friend under review in GW Bridge probe

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A police lieutenant close to Gov. Chris Christie is being probed for allegedly driving to a gridlocked New Jersey bridge with the official who closed the lanes.
U.S. storm death toll hits 25; Pa. Turnpike scene of massive pileups

U.S. storm death toll hits 25; Pa. Turnpike scene of massive pileups

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike was turned into a bumper car ride Friday with massive pileups amid the storm blamed for 25 deaths across the nation this week.
At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A storm blamed for at least 18 deaths in the United States, most of them in the South, dumped a foot of snow in the Northeast, officials said Thursday.
Victims of GW Bridge lane closures demand Chris Christie resign

Victims of GW Bridge lane closures demand Chris Christie resign

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Victims of the massive traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge in September demand Gov. Chris Christie resign if it is found he was responsible.
Aileen Graef

State Police: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie did not fly over Fort Lee jam

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Jersey State Police said Tuesday Gov. Chris Christie did not fly over massive traffic jams on George Washington Bridge access roads in Fort Lee.
Christie: Disappointed in 'what happened to me' in bridge scandal

Christie: Disappointed in 'what happened to me' in bridge scandal

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a Chicago audience Tuesday he is disappointed by "what happened to me" in the so-called Bridgegate scandal.
Republican Governors Association raised plenty of money, despite Christie scandal

Republican Governors Association raised plenty of money, despite Christie scandal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Republican Governors Association raised a record amount of money in campaign cash for the month of January, despite the scandal surrounding Chris Christie.
Aileen Graef

N.J. newspaper regrets endorsing Christie for re-election

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- New Jersey's largest newspaper is sorry it endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie for re-election last year, its editorial page editor writes.
Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The snowstorm spreading over a huge chunk of the United States Tuesday night disrupted air travel nationwide and created hazardous driving conditions.
Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Some are wondering, might former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney run for president again? No, say advisers.
Benghazi scandal won't go away; Sen. Graham says 'the president misled the nation'

Benghazi scandal won't go away; Sen. Graham says 'the president misled the nation'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama continues to take hits from political opponents and talking heads over the Benghazi scandal that won't go away.
Brooks Hays
Christie reiterates he knew nothing about 'Bridgegate'

Christie reiterates he knew nothing about 'Bridgegate'

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jerseyans who called the "Ask the Governor" radio show Monday had little interest in "Bridgegate," asking Chris Christie just one question about it.
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.

WSJ: Christie ally prepped official before bridge testimony

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer tied to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepped an official who lied George Washington Bridge lane closures were for a traffic study, an official said.
Report: Chris Christie counter-punches Wildstein

Report: Chris Christie counter-punches Wildstein

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in an email that he was being thrown under the bus by former ally David Wildstein.
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