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Chris Christie started off his news conference this afternoon with some actual news: David Samson, a longtime ally and one of his appointees to the Port Authority, had just resigned. The announcement didn't seem to trouble Christie, though. In fact, so far in the news conference, we've seen the governor smiling, laughing and berating reporters. The old Christie is back. He's very pleased with his own self-exoneration.