New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves city hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. Christie on Thursday fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated... more 
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves city hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. Christie on Thursday fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge in September to settle a political score. Christie said at a news conference he was stunned and heartbroken by revelations that his staff was behind the traffic jam designed to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich who declined to endorse Christie's re-election bid. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Thu, Jan 9, 2014 5:13 PM EST