Traffic Trouble: Lawsuit Filed Against NJ Gov

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Water Under the Bridge?

Any commuter in the tri-state area is well aware of how much of a pain the George Washington Bridge can be.  Frustrated people stuck in traffic will often wonder why there is construction or delays at a certain time.  Now, it appears they have an answer.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration is coming under fire due to a controversial lane closure situation with political ties.  A federal investigation into the matter has opened up, which also sparked a number of residents to file suit against their own state leader.  Christie, who had previously been seen as a hardball, no-nonsense politician, is now at the center of a major controversy. Read More

Do States Have The Right To Secede?

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                  Texas Would Secede

The reelection of President Obama has caused many to question if the next four years will get any better.  The President’s reelection margins were much smaller than his victory in 2008.  This dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs has caused a growing number of citizens to petition the federal government and ask to secede. Is it even possible to secede?  Most of these petitions are being filed here (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/); an official petition page on the White House’s Official site. Within a 30-day period every petition will garner a response if it reaches 25,000 signatures.  A week after the President’s reelection there are approximately 69 petitions with over 675,000 petitioners.

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