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Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) on Wednesday condemned Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration for using the residents of Fort Lee, N.J. as "pawns" in what she called a "political retribution scheme."
Documents obtained by TPM Wednesday show that one of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) closest aides talked about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge with the agency that oversees it weeks before they occurred, gridlocking the borough of Fort Lee.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a statement Wednesday accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) of exacting political retribution on a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse his re-election bid.
The Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he is now convinced his borough was targeted by lane closures on the busy George Washington Bridge because he did not endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) re-election bid.