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January 9th, 2014
03:41 PM ET

Christie apologizes for bridge vendetta

(CNN) - It would not be an exaggeration to call this the most crucial moment in the political career of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, especially if the Republican plans to run for president in 2016.

The governor emerged a day after the country got a look at text messages and e-mails that appear to tie one of his top aides and a Christie-appointed Port Authority official to a scheme that provoked a massive traffic jam in September on the Fort Lee, New Jersey, side of the George Washington Bridge.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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January 9th, 2014
11:48 AM ET

Christie bridge controversy: Traffic snarl delayed EMS, official says

(CNN) - Rescuers faced delays during medical emergencies because of traffic jams that appear to be tied to a political scandal engulfing former appointees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to a letter obtained by CNN Wednesday.

Ambulances and paramedics in Fort Lee, New Jersey, got stuck in gridlock caused by a "new traffic pattern" on the George Washington Bridge in September, EMS Coordinator Paul E. Favia wrote in a letter to the town's mayor.

Read the letter here.

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January 9th, 2014
09:44 AM ET

Will Christie take his own advice?

(CNN) – On Election Day 2013, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie how he would advise President Obama, who at the time was embroiled in a controversy about whether he misled the American people over being able to keep their health plans.

"Here's what my suggestion would be to him," Christie said then. "Don't be so cute. And when you make a mistake, admit it...Say, 'you know what? I said it, I was wrong. I'm sorry, and we're going to try to fix this and make it better.'"

Tapper, host of CNN's "The Lead," reports that sources close to Christie say people shouldn't be surprised if they see the governor take his own advice at a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.

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