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  • Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic

    03/28/2017 1:15:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2017 | Steve Birr
    President Donald Trump is tapping GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the administration’s efforts to combat rampant opioid addiction and heroin abuse nationwide. Christie’s position is reportedly part of the White House Office of American Innovation, a new initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that is being described as a “SWAT team” of business leaders that will tackle a range of government failings. An anonymous White House spokesman said Monday the announcement is expected this week, after The Washington Post broke the development Sunday evening, reports The Associated Press.
  • Christie: No evidence Trump was spied on

    03/25/2017 5:08:49 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday cast doubt on the notion that the Obama administration spied on associates of President Trump, saying there is no evidence to support the claim and that such surveillance would be difficult to authorize. "There certainly doesn't seem to be any evidence of that at this point," Christie said during an appearance on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
  • Christie: If you want N.J. jobs to keep rising, elect a Republican governor like me

    03/24/2017 9:21:09 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 24, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    CEDAR KNOLLS -- Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that New Jersey added almost 13,000 new private sector jobs in February, building on last week's announcement that 2016 marked the largest annual gain in employment in sixteen years. New Jersey's unemployment rate fell from 4.6 percent in January to 4.4 percent last month, making it the lowest it's been since October 2007. The national unemployment rate for February was 4.7 percent. "Over the past year, New Jersey's private sector employers have added 77,000 new jobs," said Christie.
  • Joe Piscopo decides he won't run as a Republican in N.J. governor's race

    03/19/2017 8:56:36 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- "Saturday Night Live" alum Joe Piscopo has decided he will not run for New Jersey governor as a Republican and instead is planning to declare he will jump into the race to succeed Gov. Chris Christie as an independent candidate, NJ Advance Media has learned. Piscopo made his decision because he did not begin the process of running early enough to run as a Republican, according to two sources close to the performer who requested anonymity because they did not want to publicly discuss an official announcement that could trigger state election laws on fundraising.
  • Bill pressuring Trump to disclose tax returns to get vote [in NJ Assembly]

    03/16/2017 6:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2017 12:28 AM EDT
    President Donald Trump might not make it on the ballot in 2020 in New Jersey if he doesn’t disclose his tax returns under a bill getting a vote in the state Assembly. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Thursday on the legislation inspired by the Republican president’s failure to disclose his tax returns during the campaign. The measure requires presidential and vice presidential candidates to release five years’ worth of federal tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballot. …
  • Christie to lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job

    02/26/2017 6:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 1:54 PM ET, Sun February 26, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents. “Welcome to the real world of responsibility,” Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday. The governor’s comments come after a week in which massive crowds turned up at GOP town halls to protest President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …
  • Christie tells his staff he is taking White House job

    02/19/2017 7:11:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Aaron Short
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling friends and staff he is taking a role with the Trump administration, according to a source close to the White House. The GOP governor’s position has not been worked out, but he would not replace ­Reince Preibus as the president’s chief-of-staff, the source said.
  • Why Trump was right to make Chris Christie eat the White House meatloaf

    02/18/2017 2:23:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Quentin Fottrell
    Don't knock meatloaf. It's gotten a bad rap. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat had lunch with President Donald Trump on Valentine's Day and, according to Christie, Trump made him have the White House meatloaf. "This is what it's like to be with Trump," Christie said during a guest host spot on a radio show on Thursday, according to the New York Post. "He says, 'There's the menu, you guys order whatever you want.' And then he says, 'Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'" According to Christie, Trump said, "I'm telling you,...
  • Chris Christie: President Trump Made Me Order the Meat Loaf at White House Dinner

    02/18/2017 1:55:02 PM PST · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/17/17 | diana pearl
    Chris Christie: President Trump Made Me Order the Meat Loaf at White House Dinner Diana Pearl,People Fri, Feb 17 11:06 AM PST Comments Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Dining at the White House is an experience — but when President Trump is in office, there’s not much choice involved in the matter. According to Chris Christie, that is.
  • Front-Runner Phil Murphy Wants to Be NJ’s Next Governor

    02/15/2017 4:21:21 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    New Jersey Monthly ^ | January 24, 2017 | Kevin Coyne
    If you want to run for governor of New Jersey, you need to be good with names. Take the people who attended a Democratic breakfast at a meeting hall in Union County one week before November’s presidential election. Phil Murphy seemed to know them all. He took the slow route through the crowd, shaking hands, flashing his toothy smile and scrunching his 6-foot-3 frame down into selfie range. Reaching the podium, he gave shout-outs to others on the dais and to the local party officials at the balloon-festooned tables, where eggs were being served.
  • Chris Christie has lunch with Trump amid job speculation

    02/14/2017 7:28:18 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | 9:52pm | Daniel Halper and Marisa Schultz
  • Jared Kushner 'Incensed' By Rumors NJ Governor Chris Christie Is In line for White House Job

    02/12/2017 9:32:38 AM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5:20 EST, 12 February 2017 | By ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly furious over persistent rumors that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is angling for a job in the White House. Kushner’s displeasure at the prospect of Christie working alongside him at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was reported by anonymous sources. Trump is reported to be surprised at the difficulties in implementing the changes he has sought in running a large federal bureaucracy. The president is also reportedly at the helm of a demoralized staff whose members are largely unclear about their roles and are constantly looking over their shoulder in fear...
  • Christie Brinkley Wows Internet With Sports Illustrated Cover Pose at Age 63: ‘Is She Jesus?’

    02/07/2017 2:00:12 PM PST · by drewh · 68 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 7, 2017 @ 8:12 AM | Jeremy Fuster
    42 years after she first appeared in Sports Illustrated’s famous swimsuit edition, model Christie Brinkley is back gracing the cover for the ninth time at the age of 63. In a first for SI, she’s featured in the issue alongside her two daughters, Sailor and Alexa. The photo that has left her fans wondering how exactly she can walk on water. Brinkley first appeared in SI back in 1975 and was chosen as the cover model for three consecutive years from 1979-81. Her last appearance in the issue was in 2004. With this shot, Brinkley is now the oldest woman...
  • Christie: Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration ‘Wasn’t Rolled Out in the Correct Way’

    02/03/2017 9:03:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2017 | 12:15 PM EST | Melanie Arter (f.k.a. Hunter)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries “wasn’t communicated … in the right way governmentally” to ensure smooth implementation, which gave the Left the opportunity to mischaracterize the policy. “It wasn’t explained in the right way, and it wasn’t communicated — it seems to me — in the right way governmentally to make sure that it was implemented smoothly in the beginning, and so a lot of the way the left has now mischaracterized what I think is a policy that...
  • N.J. property taxes hit another new high in 2016

    01/25/2017 8:01:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | January 25, 2017 at 7:01 PM | Susan K. Livio and Carla Astudillo
    New Jersey’s infamously high property tax bills topped $8,500 per home in 2016, a 2.35 percent increase over the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the Department of Community Affairs. Property owners paid $8,549 — $196 more than they did in 2015 when the average tax bill rose about 2.2 percent, according to the analysis. The average residential bill has risen from $8,161 in 2014 to $8,353 in 2015 to $8,549 in 2016. Each year, the average bill set a new high bar for what Garden State property owners pay. […] Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman Brian Murray said...
  • Bramnick says he's not running for N.J. governor

    01/22/2017 2:14:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 3, 2017 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON -- Jon Bramnick, the Republican leader of the state Assembly, told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday that he's decided not to enter this year's race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor. Bramnick (R-Union), a close Christie ally who has been the Assembly's minority leader since 2012, said he will instead focus on running for re-election and increasing the number of Republicans in the Democratic-controlled lower house of the state Legislature.
  • Guadagno's running for N.J. governor, and away from Christie

    01/22/2017 12:45:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    KEANSBURG -- As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that "better days are ahead in New Jersey," Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not mention Gov. Chris Christie's name at all.
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)

    01/07/2017 9:22:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)  
  • Later, Jersey! Why people are leaving the Garden State in droves

    01/04/2017 3:59:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 (WKXW, Trenton) ^ | January 4, 2017 10:00 AM | Dennis (Malloy) and Judi (Franco)
    For five straight years, a study by United Van Lines says that New Jersey is the state most abandoned in all of the country, meaning the biggest percentage of out-of-state moves that it does are from New Jersey — 63 percent to be specific. We’ve spoken to so many listeners who have moved out of Jersey over the years that it was difficult to even begin a list of reasons, but here are some things we came up with, just to name a few: Property Taxes (obviously): When you talk to family and friends from out of town and realize...
  • Chris Christie WAS offered jobs in the Trump administration - but refused them because...

    12/11/2016 4:43:45 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Donald Trump reportedly told Chris Christie he could head Homeland Security or Veterans Affairs, but didn't offer him attorney general. Christie turned down those opportunities, along with an ambassadorship and a job in the White House, sources told NJ.com. Christie seemed to be having a public falling out with the president-elect after being demoted from leading Trump's transition team. Some speculated it was a power play orchestrated by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner - whose father was jailed by Christie. Kushner, however, said that he and Christie had buried the hatchet, with sources telling Yahoo that the governor's bridgegate scandal was...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Announces $300 Million State House Makeover

    11/29/2016 9:51:43 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 41 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | 11/29/16 | CBSNewYork/AP
    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced plans to completely renovate the state house. Christie said Tuesday that staff will be moved into other office space in Trenton by July for a four-year, $300 million project. Parts of the building date to the 18th century."
  • Report: Chris Christie still being considered for Trump Cabinet posts

    11/25/2016 4:09:51 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 42 replies
    UPI vir Breitbart ^ | Nov. 25, 2016
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still under consideration for one of two Cabinet posts in the Trump administration, according to a report out of Christie’s home state. NJ Advance Media, which owns the Newark Star-Ledger, reported this week Christie is being considered to lead the Homeland Security or Energy departments. Either post would require Senate confirmation and would require Christie to resign as governor prior to the end of his second and final term, which concludes in January, 2018. NJ Advance Media cited three unnamed sources who said Christie remains under consideration for the jobs despite having been demoted...
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • How Christie lost his spot on the Trump transition team

    11/21/2016 8:20:55 AM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    Something was bothering Donald Trump as he made his victory speech after the election. The newly minted president-elect took the stage with at least 40 of his closest aides and allies, but according to a high-level campaign source familiar with Trump’s thinking, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept pushing to be near the president-elect and “trying to get in shots.” “Trump got annoyed,” the source told Yahoo News. The election night photo incident was one of several factors Trump insiders cited to explain why Christie was demoted from his position as transition team chair and replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence...
  • Trump "Ripped" Into Christie Before Demoting Him By Phone Call (Wont Allow Lobbyist Infestation)

    11/20/2016 8:12:25 AM PST · by quesney · 51 replies
    In the days following the election, Trump expressed deep frustration about how Christie was handling the transition. In particular, he vented about how the governor had loaded up the team with lobbyists, the very class of people Trump had campaigned against, with his calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington. The president-elect also noticed that Christie had stocked his team with old New Jersey friends and allies. There were other issues. Once the dust settled from their surprise win, the Trump team noticed that Christie had done little to vet potential administration picks or to dig into potential conflicts of...
  • Kushner vs. Christie: The nasty Trump transition fight that goes back a decade

    11/17/2016 5:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    The first time Chris Christie squared off with a Kushner, the scene was a federal court and the outcome -- along with all the tabloid drama -- helped vault the future governor of New Jersey into the Republican elite. His opponent then, in the early 2000s, was the billionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner. Also a prominent Democratic political donor, Kushner's criminal tax evasion and witness tampering case won Christie, then a US attorney, triumphant headlines in the country's largest media market.
  • NY Slimes: Trump Staff Shake-Up Slows Transition to Near Halt (NYT and RINO Meltdown)

    11/15/2016 8:14:38 AM PST · by usafa92 · 67 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/15/2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NY Slimes
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition operation plunged into disarray on Tuesday with the abrupt resignation of Mike Rogers, who had handled national security matters, the second shake-up in a week on a team that has not yet begun to execute the daunting task of taking over the government. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Rogers, a former congressman from Michigan who led the House Intelligence Committee, said that he was “proud of the team that we assembled at Trump for America to produce meaningful policy, personnel and agency action guidance on the complex national security challenges facing our...
  • Insiders say Donald Trump is ‘disgusted’ by Chris Christie

    11/13/2016 10:04:35 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 48 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 11/13/2016 | Isabel Vincent and Aaron Short
    President-elect Donald Trump is so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal that he’s kicking the New Jersey Gov. out of his inner circle, The Post has learned. “Trump thought it was shameful that Christie didn’t take the fall for [convicted aide] Bridget Kelly,” said a source close to the transition team. “Trump is really angry that Christie is sending a soccer mom to jail. He believes 100 percent that Christie was behind it all.” Christie’s former deputy chief of staff was convicted in federal court earlier this month along with former Port Authority executive Bill Baroni. They...
  • Insiders say Donald Trump is 'disgusted' by Chris Christie

    11/13/2016 5:36:51 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2016 | Isabel Vincent and Aaron Short
    President-elect Donald Trump is so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal that he’s kicking the New Jersey Gov. out of his inner circle, The Post has learned. “Trump thought it was shameful that Christie didn’t take the fall for [convicted aide] Bridget Kelly,” said a source close to the transition team. “Trump is really angry that Christie is sending a soccer mom to jail. He believes 100 percent that Christie was behind it all.” Christie’s former deputy chief of staff was convicted in federal court earlier this month along with former Port Authority executive Bill Baroni. They...
  • Chris Christie On Working Alongside Donald Trump In White House | TODAY

    11/11/2016 5:53:17 PM PST · by GilGil · 27 replies
    Today.com ^ | 11/10/2016 | Matt Lauer
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, tells TODAY “there’s a lot of things about him there that the public has not seen.” Christie says he and Trump have not discussed whether there is a position for Christie in the Trump White House: “We spoke on election night, but we didn’t speak about me.”
  • Christie replaced by Pence as leader of Trump transition

    11/11/2016 1:11:56 PM PST · by dirtboy · 107 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | Maddie Hanna
    Gov. Christie has been replaced by vice president-elect Mike Pence as the chairman of Donald Trump’s White House transition team. Christie is now a vice chairman of the team, along with former House speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson, and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the team announced Friday. In addition to the governor’s replacement, two Christie confidants who were on the transition team -- Rich Bagger, a former Christie chief of staff, and Bill Palatucci, a longtime adviser -- will return to the private sector....
  • Trump thanked them, and perhaps signaled they will be near him in the White House

    11/09/2016 1:52:28 PM PST · by tekrat · 62 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    Did Donald Trump’s acceptance speech preview who will surround him at the White House? Here’s a look at who he praised and who stood with him through all the campaign trials: * RNC chairman Reince Priebus * Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich * Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani * New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie * Sen. Jeff Sessions * Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn * Retired Army Gen. J. Keith Kellogg Jr. * Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Former Christie allies convicted in N.J. 'Bridgegate' trial

    11/04/2016 9:49:38 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 4, 2016 | Joseph Ax
    Two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican's damaged reputation. Bridget Kelly, the governor's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty in Newark federal court on all counts, the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey said on Twitter. Kelly and Baroni were convicted of fraud, conspiracy and depriving the residents of Fort Lee, New Jersey, of their...
  • Chris Christie aides found guilty in Bridgegate trial

    11/04/2016 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 4, 2016 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Two former aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were found guilty of closing down Fort Lee, NJ, lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish that borough’s mayor for not endorsing the governor’s re-election. A jury of seven women and five men returned the guilty verdict after five days and 20 hours of deliberations in the Newark federal court trial of Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, Christie’s appointee at the Port Authority. The guilty verdict is more bad news for Christie, who saw his approval rating plummet to its lowest levels yet...
  • New Jersey gas tax up 23 cents, from US' 49th highest to 6th

    10/14/2016 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 5:39 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    New Jersey’s low gas prices are about to get more expensive after Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed legislation raising the gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, from the 49th highest in the nation to the sixth, to pay for an expired transportation trust fund. The gas tax, though, is still lower than the gas tax in neighboring New York and Pennsylvania. The hike is set to go into effect Nov. 1. Christie also rescinded an order that shut down transportation projects in the state. He first issued the order when the transportation trust fund expired months ago....
  • Judge issues criminal summons for Christie over Bridgegate

    10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A New Jersey judge on Thursday issued a criminal summons for Gov. Chris Christie in connection to his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Judge Roy McGeady issued a probable cause summons for Christie, saying there’s evidence to show he might have known that aides were up to political shenanigans and did nothing to top it. It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint against Christie citing official misconduct. Brennan said he filed the complaint over the fallout from the 2013 Bridgegate lane closures, which he said cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Defendant Christopher J. Christie knowingly...
  • Ciattarelli set to become first Republican to enter 2017 N.J. governor's race

    09/29/2016 7:51:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 29, 2016 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is set to become the first Republican to formally enter what's likely to be a crowded field seeking to succeed Gov. Chris Christie in next year's election. Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) is scheduled to declare his bid Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Manville High School. "I feel very strongly about pointing New Jersey in an entirely different and new direction," he told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. "I've got specific ideas on how to do that."
  • Christie: I've told 'the absolute truth' about Bridgegate

    09/27/2016 5:41:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 27, 2016 | S.P. Sullivan
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday maintained he has told "the absolute truth" about his knowledge of the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, as two of his former allies stand trial in Newark for their roles in the scandal. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal prosecutors' key witness, has testified that Christie was told of the traffic jams in the midst of the gridlock during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. Prosecutors allege the shutdowns were retaliation for the refusal by the Democratic mayor of Fort...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 September 2016

    09/18/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 258 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 September 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 18th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kaine; Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kaine, Conway; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kaine; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kaine; Christie.
  • New Jersey Governor Christie upends old income tax deal with Pennsylvania

    09/03/2016 11:01:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2016 5:46pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Christie said on Friday the state would begin taxing income earned by people who work in New Jersey but live in Pennsylvania, ending a long-standing arrangement with the neighboring state. Pulling out of the nearly 40-year old “reciprocity” agreement would allow New Jersey to raise more revenue starting Jan. 1. Christie, a close ally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said in a statement that he was forced to act because the Democrat-controlled legislature created a $250 million budget hole in June by relying on public employee health insurance cuts they have not yet made. If lawmakers...
  • Christie vetoes $15 an hour minimum wage bill pushed by N.J. Democrats

    08/30/2016 3:58:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | August 30, 2016 | Matt Arco
    PENNINGTON-Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a proposal to boost New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Republican governor visited a Pennington grocery store to make remarks and announce the veto of the legislation. It's the second time during his time as governor that Christie rejected a minimum wage hike sent to him by the state's Democratic-controlled Legislature. The move was met with outrage by Democratic-leaning groups. Christie also argued more employees would be replaced by automated kiosks at small businesses if the state hikes its minimum wage. "That's the way of the future if we continue to...
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE FULL INTERVIEW WITH MARTHA RADDATZ - ABC (8/28/2016)

    08/28/2016 11:00:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/28/2016 | Martha Raddatz
    CHRIS CHRISTIE FULL INTERVIEW WITH MARTHA RADDATZ - ABC (8/28/2016)
  • Trump's big immigration reversal shaped by Christie, Giuliani says

    08/27/2016 5:06:38 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 62 replies
    New Jersey.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — Donald Trump's apparent pivot away from his calls for mass deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants is partially the result of prodding by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. And, Giuliani says, even more Christie-inspired changes to Trump's immigration stance will be forthcoming, like his call for tracking immigrant visas like Fedex packages, and using the E-Verify system to reduce illegal labor. In an interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday, Giuliani, a top adviser to the Republican presidential nominee, said Trump's recent reversal on immigration policy came after his inner...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • Christie Jokes About Life After Leaving Office…Or Does He?

    08/20/2016 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 20 AUGUST 2016 | DAVID MADDEN
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a little over 16 months left in his term. So what does he do after that? Believe it or not, he’s thinking about life after Trenton. If Donald Trump doesn’t win the White House in November, Christie does not go to Washington. He’s already putting one child through college, with two more due to start when he leaves office. A reporter asked him about a couple recent appearances as a substitute sports talk host on New York radio.
  • Trump, Clinton planning their transitions side-by-side in Washington

    08/20/2016 3:06:16 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/16 | Lisa Rein
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s preparations to take over the government if they’re elected are now in high gear, and their transition teams are working out of the same building a block from the White House at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. It’s the first time in history that two presidential campaigns have worked to set up their governments in miniature literally side-by-side, riding the same elevators to adjacent floors of the tony, marble-floored building as they plan to govern. Now that Clinton has announced her five-person, day-to-day transition team led by former Interior secretary and Colorado senator Ken Salazar and Trump has...
  • Trump to Receive First Classified Briefing Tomorrow

    08/16/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16 | John Santucci
    Trump is planning to take with him New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former Defense Intelligence Agency director who has become an outspoken supporter of Trump, a senior campaign official said. Career staffers from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the nation's top intelligence office, will be leading the briefing, which is expected to cover major threats and emerging concerns around the world. Trump's session comes two days after he laid out a series of foreign policy proposals, including plans for subjecting immigrants to "extreme vetting" and temporarily blocking immigration from...
  • Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump [RINOS BACK CLINTON]

    08/09/2016 8:57:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Adam Pearce
    People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own party’s candidate, Donald J. Trump. In a typical election year, donors whose candidates have dropped out of the race funnel additional contributions to another candidate in the same party. But this presidential election is different. Of the donors who gave at least $200 to Jeb Bush, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Chris Christie or Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primaries, more of them have also contributed to Mrs. Clinton than to Mr. Trump,...
  • New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act

    08/08/2016 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 98 replies
    “Violators could face a $200 to $400 fine for the first offense and a $400 to $600 fine for a second offense. A third or subsequent offense could mean a fine of $600 to $800 and up to a 90 day license suspension, as well as motor vehicle points,” according to nj.com.