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Christie faces the music: Chris Christie is seen as a leading Republican contender in He's now ensnared in a scandal over the closure of bridge lanes in Fort Lee "Time for some traffic problems" after town's mayor wouldn't back Christie, an aide wrote New Jersey governor promises "soul searching" after firing the aide What started with days of traffic jams in an obscure New Jersey town has now become a major scandal for one of the most prominent U.
For those of you west of the Poconos, or just with normal lives, here's how the closure of two lanes on a bridge over the Hudson River suddenly became the epicenter of American political news. Chris Christie is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a possible presidential contender in He won a second term as governor of Democratic-leaning Bridge scandal Jersey, the 11th-largest U.
So what happened on the bridge? Political dirty tricks Photos: If true, this wouldn't be the first time an American politician was targeted with dirty tricks -- the practice goes back as far as running for office. Click through to see other examples of less-than-ethical campaign tactics. Hide Caption 1 of 7 Photos: Political dirty tricks Political dirty tricks — Prostitution allegations: Robert Menendez of New York denied that he paid a woman for sex, saying allegations that he did were part of a smear campaign.
The alleged prostitute later filed a notarized statement saying she had never even met Menendez. Hide Caption 2 of 7 Photos: Political dirty tricks Political dirty tricks — Fake letters: Edmund Muskie of Maine, running for president, was expected to do well in the Democratic primary in neighboring New Hampshire.
But the Manchester Union-Leader published a letter alleging that Muskie condoned the use of the term "Canuck," a derogatory term used against French-Canadians.
Muskie denied the charge but still suffered at the polls in the early primary, which doomed his chances. The Washington Post later reported that the letter was a hoax and was probably written by Ken Clawson, deputy White House communications director in the Nixon administration.
Hide Caption 3 of 7 Photos: Political dirty tricks Political dirty tricks — Watergate: The break-in at the Watergate office complex was just the tip of the iceberg in regards to what was going on within President Nixon's re-election campaign in The Nixon machine was hell-bent on destroying its opponents, and Donald Segretti, pictured, was one of the primary dirty tricksters.
The Nixon operative printed fliers that attacked Muskie on his stance against Israel, and he placed them outside synagogues. He also pitted Democrats against one another in a tactic he called "rat-fing," like the letter addressed from Citizens for Muskie that accused Democratic primary rival Sen.
Henry Jackson of being a homosexual and fathering an illegitimate child with a teenager.
Segretti was one of several Nixon operatives who ended up in jail. Hide Caption 4 of 7 Photos: Political dirty tricks Political dirty tricks — Doctored photos?: Ross Perot was the first major third-person candidate in modern American politics to mount a serious run for the White House.
His plainspokenness got attention, and his platform appealed to the far right. Most of all, he was seen as a threat to split the Republican vote with President George H. Bush, who was running for his second term.
Despite the energy in his campaign, Perot dropped out of the race, claiming that Republican operatives were about to smear his daughter with doctored photos and try to ruin her wedding.
Perot never explained what the photograph purportedly showed. Hide Caption 5 of 7 Photos: Political dirty tricks Political dirty tricks — The mystery of Alvin Greene: When Alvin Greene suddenly won the Democratic primary for U.
Senate in South Carolina, experts asked, "Who? A CNN interview led to more questions of whether Greene, pictured, was intellectually capable of running a viable campaign.The Great Bridge Scandal: The Most Famous Cheating Case in the History of the Game [Alan Truscott] on ashio-midori.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
In , the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro. As the George Washington Bridge scandal grows, documents show that an appointee of Gov.
Chris Christie personally observed the closure of lanes that triggered the epic traffic jam in New Jersey. Roberto Calvi (13 April – 17 June ) was an Italian banker dubbed "God's Banker" (Italian: Banchiere di Dio) by the press because of his close association with the Holy See.A native of Milan, Calvi was Chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, which collapsed in one of modern Italy's biggest political scandals..
Calvi's death in London in June . Dec 14, · Russia has been on our minds. Indeed, the subject of Russian influence in American life has arisen so often in the first, frantic weeks of Trump’s Presidency that there is a danger that the.
A cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge. By David Owen. Illustration by Javier Jaén. In , Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz—Israeli bridge players in their early twenties—were.
Sellwood Bridge named Project of the Year By DJC Staff, DJC Oregon - May 18, More than people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center Thursday evening to help the Daily Journal of Commerce pay tribute to more than 30 outstanding projects completed in in .