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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday defended his pal New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) against the "bully" stereotype, saying the scandal surrounding the George Washington Bridge was just a "stupid political prank that backfired."
Three lawmakers representing Upper Manhattan on Thursday called for New York to conduct more oversight of the bi-state agency involved in the bridge scandal plaguing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) denied Thursday that he had any kind of close relationship with one of his former appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey connected to the bridge scandal.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) dominated headlines Thursday in New Jersey and New York City newspapers, a day after documents obtained by TPM and other news outlets connected one of his closest aides to lane closures that caused major traffic issues in September on the George Washington Bridge.