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Blockade: Protesters halt much of the traffic in Bangkok's central business district as part of a campaign to overthrow the Thai prime minister. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus praised Mr. Christie's lengthy press conference Thursday answering every question on the scandal. "Chris Christie has been totally open here," Mr. Priebus said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "He stood there for 111 minutes in an open dialogue with the press." (associated press photographs)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. N.J. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The September lane closings near the George Washington Bridge that caused huge traffic jams and now threaten the rise of Republican star Chris Christie violated federal law, a chief official said in an email ordering the lanes reopened. The Sept. 13 email was among thousands of pages released Friday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating the scandal, which could haunt Christie's expected run for president in 2016. The documents mostly involve the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency that runs the heavily trafficked bridge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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National Edition Opinion cover for January 14, 2014 - Committed to shattering the American dream (Illustration by William Brown for The Washington Times)

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice talks with Bryan Little (18) and Andrew Ladd (16) during first period NHL hockey action against the Phoenix Coyotes in Winnipeg, Canada, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

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President Barack Obama speaks about unemployment benefits, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president applauded a Senate vote advancing legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed as an important step. The Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to clear the bill's first hurdle. But Republicans who voted to move ahead still want concessions that will have to be worked out before final passage. The Republican-controlled House would also have to vote for it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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**FILE** President Obama (left) speaks Feb. 9, 2012, in Washington about a settlement with the nation's five largest banks over foreclosures. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is in the background. (Associated Press)

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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, battles Washington Wizards forward Nene during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball under pressure from Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)