Scandal-tested Gov. Chris Christie sworn into 2nd term

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January 21, 2014 3:52:40 PM PST
Gov. Chris Christie has been sworn into office for a second term with a renewed call for bipartisanship even as Democrats demand more answers about a bridge scandal that has led to other questions about abuse of power.

The Republican governor says he has a mandate to stay the course and unite the state's sometimes divergent interests. He also reiterated his call for tax cuts for the middle class.

Unlike in his State of the State speech, Christie is making no mention of multiple investigations of his administration, according to his prepared remarks.

Emails released this month show a top Christie aide ordered the closure of approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge from the town of Fort Lee, apparently as political retribution against its mayor. New questions have arisen about his use of post-Superstorm Sandy recovery aide.