Steve Kornacki / msnbc.com:
Christie camp held Sandy relief money hostage, mayor alleges — Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration warned a New Jersey mayor earlier this year that her town would be starved of hurricane relief money unless she approved a lucrative redevelopment plan favored by the governor …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, New Jersey Online, ABC News, Right Turn, The Moderate Voice, ThinkProgress, Mediaite, Washington Monthly, Business Insider, Guardian, MoreMonmouthMusings, Wonkblog, Taylor Marsh, Gawker, Yahoo! News, CANNONFIRE, No More Mister Nice Blog, Liberal Values, Liberaland, Hullabaloo, Firedoglake, The Raw Story, Gothamist, Transportation Nation, Daily Kos and The Reaction
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo: NJ Senators Say Sandy Aid Accusations Part Of ‘Disturbing’ Pattern Of Christie ‘Abuse’
Matt Friedman / New Jersey Online: Hoboken mayor claims Christie administration held city's Sandy recovery funds ‘hostage’ to help developer
Andrew Burton / ABC News: Christie Denies NJ Mayor Allegations of Withholding Sandy Aid
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn: The scandal is MSNBC — The bridge scandal started out as a test …
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice: Hoboken mayor says Christie camp used Sandy relief money as political hostage tool
ThinkProgress: Mayor Claims Chris Christie Is Holding Sandy Relief Hostage To Help Private Developer
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Christie's Office Hits MSNBC's ‘Gleeful Assault’ over BridgeGate, O'Donnell Attack Ad
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider: Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC
Chris Christie / Guardian: Hoboken mayor accuses Chris Christie of holding Sandy aid hostage
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog: The problem for Christie isn't what his aides did. It's what they thought he wanted them to do.
Yahoo! News: Hoboken Mayor Accuses Chris Christie Team of Holding Hurricane Sandy Relief Money Hostage
Joseph / CANNONFIRE: The new Christie scandal...?
Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog: CHRISTIE CRIME FAMILY WANTS CONTROL OVER ALL REDEVELOPMENT ON ITS TURF
Ron Chusid / Liberal Values: More Accusations Against Chris Christie Re Sandy Relief Funds And Cronyism In College Government
Dave-Dr-Gonzo / Liberaland: Hoboken Mayor Accuses Christie Of Holding Sandy Funds Hostage
Elliott / Firedoglake: RE-UPDATED: Hoboken Mayor Alleges Gov. Christie Withheld Hurricane Relief Money to Get Redevelopment Project Approval
Roxanne Cooper / The Raw Story: Bombshell: Hoboken Mayor Zimmer alleges Christie allies held Sandy relief funds hostage
Rebecca Fishbein / Gothamist: Hoboken Mayor: Christie Stiffed Us On Sandy Aid Because I Didn't Endorse His Project
Andrea Bernstein / Transportation Nation: How Christie's Men Turned the Port Authority into a Political Piggy Bank
Richard K. Barry / The Reaction: A.M. Headlines — (Glenn Greenwald): “Obama's NSA 'reforms …
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate — SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco's Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor. — Maria Conchita Alonso starred …
Discussion: The Other McCain, Vox Popoli, Fox News, protein wisdom and Althouse
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Latina Actress Blacklisted for Supporting Republican Candidate
Fox News: Latina Actress Under Fire For Endorsing A Tea Party Immigration Hardliner For California Governor
Darleen Click / protein wisdom: “First of all, that is not a typical Latina”
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The Republican Party's uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016 — A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few.
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: As Presently Constructed, GOP Cannot Win White House
Tom Leonard / Daily Mail:
Is the Obama marriage on the rocks? Astonishing claims emerge of ugly fights over that selfie, and even a Presidential affair — With invitations warning guests to ‘EBYC’ — Eat Before You Come — and rumours they'll be dancing to star turns from Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z, it won't be your usual White House knees-up.
Discussion: Liberal Values, Vox Popoli and Riehl World News
Why I Let My Daughter Get a ‘Useless’ College Degree — A new study from the Federal Reserve offers more evidence that my humanities-loving child will graduate with lots of debt and not so many job offers. And I'm OK with that. — My oldest child, Emma, just returned to campus …
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs and Instapundit
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit: HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Why I Let My Daughter …
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
FL's Brian Ballard, top Romney fundraiser, dumps on ‘horrific’ Chris Christie before FL visit — Some of Florida's biggest money men will attend the state's various fundraisers for Gov. Rick Scott headlined this weekend by NJ Gov. Chris Christie, with one notable exception: Brian Ballard.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, CBS Miami, The Raw Story, Talking Points Memo and The Reaction
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo: GOP Fundraiser Says Christie ‘As A Person, Is Horrific’
Richard K. Barry / The Reaction: On the Hustings — (Naked Politics): “FL's Brian Ballard …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: Christie's presidential ambitions ‘not hurt’ by bridge scandal — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had handled the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington bridge “in a very effective way” …
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: James Lankford is Wrong About Everything
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Wonkblog sells out. — Ezra Klein is back in line. The Journolist founder, who now runs Wonkblog for the Washington Post, took some flak from other left-liberal journalists last year when he acknowledged that the ObamaCare exchanges had serious technical flaws.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Instapundit
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: The ObamaCare ‘Death Spiral’ Debate
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit: JAMES TARANTO: Just the Flacks: Wonkblog sells out.
Ryu Spaeth / The Week:
Mitt on Netflix: A knight errant in an age of political cynicism — A new documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at Mitt Romney's ill-fated presidential campaigns — W — hen we think of that rarest figure in American politics — a man of integrity — Mitt Romney does not usually leap to mind.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Washington Post
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: I've Had Enough of Mitt
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Watchdogs sue FEC, demand investigation of Karl Rove group — Watchdog groups are suing the Federal Election Committee after it dropped its inquiry into Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit organization co-founded by GOP operative Karl Rove. — The Campaign Legal Center and Public Citizen filed …
Dave-Dr-Gonzo / Liberaland: Watchdogs Sue FEC, Demand Renewed Probe Of Rove Group
Wall Street Journal:
Most health-exchange sign-ups already had coverage — Early estimates suggest that a majority of people signing up in the new marketplaces already had health plans.
Discussion: Power Line, Amy Ridenour's National … and Red Alert Politics
Pope Benedict doubled defrockings — Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed. — The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase compared with previous years, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press (AP).
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Steven L. Taylor / Outside the Beltway: 400 Priests Defrocked in Two Years
Candida Moss / Politico: The Political Genius of Pope Francis