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  • 'Enforcer' testifies on slave ring's forced abortions

    11/24/2005 10:07:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1,406+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 11.23.05 | MICHAELANGELO CONTE
    A Honduran woman pleaded guilty to being an "enforcer" in a slave labor ring that smuggled girls as young as 14 into the country and used threats of violence to force them to work in North Hudson bars. Xochil Nectalina Rosales Martinez, 29, also had been smuggled into this country and forced to work in one of the bars, but was later told she was in charge of running the Guttenberg apartment the ring used as a safehouse. She said she was told that if "any of these bitches get out of line, you should beat them." She said she...
  • Christie at Morris GOP Breakfast: ‘We Can’t Live in Yesteryear’

    07/20/2018 10:11:42 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | July 17, 2018 | Fred Snowflack
    Chris Christie has kept a low public persona since leaving the Statehouse six months ago, but with Democrats making much noise in his home county of Morris, the former governor couldn’t stay silent. “You’ve got till Labor Day to fall in love with Jay Webber,” Christie said at a Republican “unity breakfast” Tuesday morning at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes. Webber just survived a contentious primary to win the GOP nomination to run for Congress in District 11. His Democratic opponent, Mikie Sherrill, already has a campaign warchest of more than $4 million. Zeroing in on what many see...
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails (Huh?)

    07/16/2018 2:50:01 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly." Christie said on ABC's "This Week," where he serves as a contributor, that the Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to hack Democratic servers during the 2016 election underscored the problems with how the media used those documents. "At the time you were playing this, the media was playing this at the time as if this was credible sourcing," Christie said. "And what [former interim DNC chairwoman] Donna [Brazile] said...
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails

    07/15/2018 10:38:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07-15-2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly."
  • Can the FBI Be Independent?

    06/21/2018 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    When President Donald Trump appointed Atlanta lawyer Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as the director of the FBI, my initial reaction was not positive. Wray is a veteran of the Department of Justice and is part of that good-old-boy DOJ network that knows how to protect its own. Indeed, when then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, needed a good criminal defense lawyer -- whose millions in fees were paid by New Jersey taxpayers -- he hired Wray. Christie was never indicted in the Bridgegate scandal, but defense counsel for those who sought Christie's cellphone to demonstrate...
  • Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting

    05/14/2018 7:24:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state across the country, handing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) a major win to bolster his legacy. New Jersey has been fighting since 2010 to make sports wagering legal at racetracks and casinos in the state, but had repeatedly been blocked by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The Court ruled 7-2 that PASPA’s provisions prohibiting states from authorizing and licensing a sports gabling scheme violates the anti-commandeering rule. In delivering the opinion of the court, Justice Samuel Alito...
  • Chris Christie: James Comey's Hubris Is 'Extraordinary'

    04/15/2018 1:07:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News This Week to discuss his former boss’s new book, A Higher Loyalty. When Christie served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, former FBI Director James Comey was his boss at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the past, Christie has shed positive light on Comey’s leadership style and his integrity. According to Gov. Christie, at one point in their relationship Comey said to him, "Chris, its much harder to hate up close.” On that comment, Christie said “It's one of the smartest things anybody...
  • Christie: If Trump uses ‘hyperbolic’ style with Mueller it could send him to jail

    04/01/2018 9:56:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday warned that President Trump's "hyperbolic" style could have consequences if he testifies for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. "One of the things that makes the president who he is is that he's a salesman, and salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic," Christie said during a panel on ABC's "This Week." "That’s OK when you’re working on Congress. It is not OK when you’re sitting talking to federal agents because, 18 U.S.C. 1001 is false statements to federal agents, that's a crime, that can send you to jail." Christie also...
  • Are N.J. Republicans really doomed now that Christie is gone and Murphy is in charge?

    03/19/2018 4:20:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    For eight years, the Republican Party in New Jersey revolved around one person: Chris Christie. But the two-term governor is gone now, and the Jersey GOP is in poor shape. Almost irrelevant, really, with Democrat Phil Murphy in the governor's seat and his party firmly in control of the state Legislature. In fact, Republicans are left with their smallest number of state lawmakers in nearly four decades -- 41 out of 120 seats in the Legislature. In Washington, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate since 1972, and Democrats are aiming at picking up a U.S. House seat...
  • Christie: ‘There Could Be’ a Legal Issue with Stormy Daniels Payment

    03/12/2018 9:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said “there could be” a legal issue with the alleged $130,000 President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. When asked if there a legal issue with the payment Christie said, “There could be. He continued, “You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. Was Michael Cohen reimbursed for this? If he was, from whom? Did he pay for himself? If he paid himself, what are the campaign implications? There’s all kinds of issues...
  • Christie: 'Really Awful' People Are 'Trying to Hurt' Kellyanne Conway

    03/05/2018 10:09:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-05-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    In an interview with the New York Times, former Trump confidant and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lashed out at unnamed people in the White House for trying to discredit Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and Trump's former campaign manager. "She’s gotten a bad rap at times," Christie said, "but I think that’s because of some of the really awful people inside the White House who have been trying to hurt her, as opposed to anything the press came up with on its own." As The Hill points out, "Conway is one of the last major figures from the...
  • Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

    01/30/2018 7:49:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | Updated 8:16 AM; Posted Jan 29, 5:44 PM | Matt Arco and Susan K. Livio
    Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss it publicly.Christie will return in the evening to comment on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The former governor is a longtime Trump friend and fellow Republican. …
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

    01/15/2018 7:20:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NHPR ^ | January 15, 2018 | NHPR
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose popularity soared during his first term but then fell from grace, leaves office Tuesday. The Republican served a term-limited eight years in a majority blue state and spent much of that time in the national limelight as he built a reputation as a "tell-it-like-it-is" politician. But the Bridgegate scandal, a losing campaign for president and a day spent on a closed beach during a government shutdown left him with the lowest approval ratings for any governor in New Jersey history. In Christie's first year, a YouTube video of a press conference went viral when...
  • Chris Christie's final acts: Bills he made law and killed, from drones to circus animals

    01/15/2018 7:14:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Susan K. Livio and Brent Johnson
    On his last full day in office, Gov. Chris Christie cleared his desk of 150 pieces of legislation Monday. The state Assembly and Senate rushed to approve a long list of bills in the last month before the two-year session ended on Jan. 9. Christie had to decide before he left office on noon Tuesday whether he would sign the pile of legislation on his desk, or do nothing and let it expire — also known as a "pocket veto." Among the many bill signings, Christie endorsed regulating the use of drones, disbanding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
  • You'll miss me, Jersey! And with that, Chris Christie's just getting warmed up

    01/07/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Matt Arco
    The first time I asked Gov. Chris Christie a question we were 2,000 miles from New Jersey. I was a year into my first newspaper job in southeast New Mexico. Christie, just eight months into his first term, was there to stump for Susana Martinez's campaign for governor. Noting the candidate's law-and-order record, Christie played up the Jersey shtick that worked so well for him. "We invented pay-to-play," Christie joked to a crowd that treated him like a celebrity. And then I asked the unoriginal question he'd gotten plenty already: You here to lay the groundwork for a presidential run?
  • Chris Christie's Situational Federalism

    12/06/2017 9:52:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    As a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Chris Christie promised to stop states such as Colorado from legalizing marijuana. As governor of New Jersey, Christie insists that the federal government has no business stopping his state from legalizing sports betting -- an argument that got a mostly friendly reception at the Supreme Court on Monday. The most likely explanation for Christie's situational federalism is that he does not mind if people bet on sports but cannot abide pot smoking. But there is a legal rationale for Christie's apparent inconsistency, and it says a lot about the extent to...
  • You'll never guess who Chris Christie criticized on the eve of the election

    11/06/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 6, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- On the eve of the election that will determine who will replace him, Republican Gov. Chris Christie wasn't lobbing any political bombs at the Democratic candidate. Instead, he took aim at his own mentor. Christie accused former Gov. Tom Kean of revisionist history when talking about his own state budget while defending Republican candidate for governor Kim Guadagno at a campaign event on Saturday. He suggested that Kean's state budgets weren't as frugal as the former governor let on.
  • HARVEY WEINSTEIN: OBAMA'S NOT EMBARRASSING; THE COUNTRY IS EMBARRASSING'

    11/17/2013 7:13:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 17, 2013 | tony lee
    Hollywood producer and Obama donor Harvey Weinstein said the United States is "embarrassing" because of its adherence to the Second Amendment and lack of universal healthcare.  Appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday, Weinstein said "this is the only the country in the world where we don't have health care. Countries embarrass us around the world." "And this is the only country in the world where we don't have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talking about that," he said. "You know, quite frankly it's embarrassing. Obama's not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing." Morgan asked Weinstein during the show's Friday installment "if...
  • Chris Christie Will not give “Shermanesque” Refusal to Appoint Himself to Replace Menendez

    09/04/2017 10:03:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declined to make a Shermanesque statement that would flatly rule out the possibility that he would appoint himself to fill the Senate seat of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez. Sen. Menendez is currently under federal trial, facing bribery and corruption charges. Should Menendez be removed from office or resign before Christie’s term ends on January 18, 2018, Christie would have the power to appoint his replacement. In a recorded interview aired on this today’s Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Nick Confessore said to Christie, “I’m looking for a Shermanesque statement here.” View the video...