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  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Christie doesn't plan to campaign for Astorino, says he doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a large margin in public polls. "You know, I will spend time in places where we have a chance to...
  • 7/17: Iowa 2016: Rand Paul and Chris Christie Tossup with Hillary Clinton

    07/21/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT · by Plummz · 22 replies
    Marist College ^ | 7-17-2014 | Marist Poll
    Looking ahead to 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite against Vice President Joe Biden among Iowa Democrats for her party’s nomination. But, she would find a general election matchup against either Kentucky Senator Rand Paul or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie very competitive. Clinton edges former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and has an early lead over Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. There is a wide gender gap in these matchups. Although each of the potential Republican candidates has a more positive than negative rating with GOP...
  • Top Christie Aide Testifies She Deleted Bridge-Related Texts (GOP's Version Of IRS Scandal)

    07/18/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 44 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-17-2014 | Josh Dawsey
    A close aide to Gov. Chris Christie sent him text messages related to fallout from the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge and later deleted them, she told a legislative committee in Trenton on Thursday. Regina Egea, then the governor's liaison to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the messages discussed testimony...
  • 'I Care About Being Respected' : Chris Christie Visits Iowa

    07/17/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Kelly O'Donnell and Doug Adams
    Making his first trip to Iowa in more than 940 days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared, "I don't care about being loved. I care about being respected." "I tell them what I think and then everyone else will get to decide. They don't go in there and say, "Are you conservative enough? Are you liberal enough? Are you moderate enough?" That's not what people say, " he said. "They say, "Do I trust him? Can I count on him to tell me the truth? Is he somebody who can be a competent steward of our country's future?""
  • Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx

    07/17/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-17-2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis. "I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad. "I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance,"...
  • Chris Christie appoints ethics chief and ombudsman to administration

    07/17/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 17 2014 | Jessica Glenza
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie appointed an ethics chief and ombudsman to his administration this week, before traveling to Iowa to headline a Republican Governors Association event that is being seen as an attempt to jump-start his stalled presidential ambitions. Speaking at the RGA event, an organization he leads, is considered Christie’s most public re-entry to the 2016 Republican presidential field since he faced questions about top advisers using lane closures on the George Washington bridge for apparent political payback. The ethics chief’s position grew out of the same scandal. Christie hired attorneys to investigate his own administration and the...
  • Christie jabs Obama: ObamaCare a 'failure'

    07/13/2014 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    In what could be the latest move toward a 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) offered a wide-ranging critique of President Obama’s domestic and foreign policies. Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Association on Saturday, Christie labeled Obamacare, the administration’s signature legislation, a “failure on a whole number of levels” and said it should be repealed. “But has to be repeal and replace with what. It can’t just be about repeal,” Christie told the audience. “What I’ve said before is, what Republicans need to be doing is putting forth alternatives for what should be a better...
  • Christie agency awarded $260m to politically connected New Jersey firm

    07/11/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 11 2014 | Jon Swaine
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration has awarded a public subsidy worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars to a politically connected manufacturing firm. Holtec International, which makes components for power plants, this week secured a $260m tax break from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) – the third-biggest corporate subsidy that the state has awarded. George Norcross, a powerful Democratic Party “boss” in southern New Jersey, who reportedly struck an important non-aggression pact with Christie, a Republican, during Christie’s re-election campaign, sits on the company’s board of directors. Holtec had been threatening to move 160 workers...
  • Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

    07/12/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 10:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governor’s remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza. Israel says it is acting in self-defense against Hamas rockets. …
  • Rand Paul Leads the GOP Pack for 2016

    07/11/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | July 11 2014 | EPJ
    A new Zogby Analytics poll of likely Republican primary voters in 2016 shows Rand Paul starting to build a lead over better known – and more establishment – GOP figures. In the poll, Rand polls 20%, followed by “Establishment” candidates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13% each. In fourth place is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 8%, then Florida Senator Marco Rubio 7%, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl 4%, and New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all with 1% each. Rand does well among all...
  • Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

    07/03/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a "simplistic" and "trivial" approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.
  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to close, official says (2,100 unemployed)

    07/01/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    The Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is closing after more than 27 years of operation, according to an official with the city’s largest casino workers union. Unite HERE Local 54 president Bob McDevitt said Showboat’s 2,100 employees will receive WARN Act notices Friday. The federal law requires covered companies to give workers at least 60 days notice if plans are in place to shut down a job site or execute mass layoffs. “We were notified earlier today from Caesars that they’re issuing WARN Act notices to Showboat employees tomorrow and we immediately began notifying our members,” McDevitt said Thursday...
  • Christie joins GOP courtship of evangelicals

    06/20/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 5:40 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies. Christie was to deliver his first major address to an evangelical conference on Friday, the second day of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual meeting, which brings hundreds of social conservative leaders to Washington. He’ll be joined on a packed agenda that also includes the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and tea party firebrand Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. […] This group of potential presidential contenders largely represents a wing of the...
  • NewsReal - The News NOT Reported...

    06/16/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by mononymous · 4 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/16/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. Hillary Clinton, the Prince Charles of American politics (in more ways than one), has a new book out that she’s busy promoting. It’s called “Hard Choices.” She said, for example, her most difficult choice on the night of the Benghazi consulate attack was whether to have scotch, vodka or gin. In one interview, Hillary said that when she and Bill left the White House they were “flat broke.” She admitted to one interviewer that, "all the silverware we took from the White House were practically worthless". To escape their positively Dickensian condition, Hillary tried her...
  • Christie says he can beat Clinton

    06/13/2014 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2014 1:11 AM EDT
    Gov. Chris Christie appears confident in his presidential prospects despite the ongoing bridge scandal that has tarnished his national reputation. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that aired late Thursday night, Christie was asked whether, “hypothetically,” he thinks he could beat Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in a one-on-one matchup. …
  • NJ faces another credit rating slash: S&P (Nail in Christie's Coffin)

    06/03/2014 5:52:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    New Jersey could be downgraded again because of its growing budgetary imbalance and underfunded public pension, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services warned on Monday. S&P had already cut the state's rating to 'A+' in April. Wall Street's two other main credit rating agencies soon followed in slicing the state to a single-A rating. That put New Jersey among the three lowest-rated states, along with California and Illinois.
  • Chamber Splits GOP Primary in New Jersey

    05/23/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Steve Lonegan, a libertarian-leaning former mayor, is running slightly behind self-funded insurance executive Tom MacArthur in a sharp-elbowed New Jersey GOP primary race for a House seat. The two candidates clashed repeatedly during a May 21 radio show, when MacArthur portrayed Lonegan as a big spender, and Lonegan portrayed MacArthur as a crony capitalist tool of the Chamber of Commerce. Lonegan said that MacArthur won the chamber’s support by agreeing to back the “comprehensive immigration reform” plan, which would increase levels of immigration. “You have to answer ‘yes’ to that question to get that endorsement,” Lonegan said.
  • Common Hunting Rifles to be Banned by New Jersey Law

    05/23/2014 10:13:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The gun ban that has gone to Governor Christie for signature has been described as a "gun magazine restriction",  but it bans numerous common sport and hunting rifles.   The ban has no exemption for rifles with fixed magazines, including most common .22 rimfire rifles that are used for sport and small game hunting, and almost never used in crime.  Assembly Bill 2006 bans rifles that meet this definition: (4)   A semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding [15] 10 rounds. The bracket and underline show the existing and proposed law.  There are no exemptions for grandfathering.   Anyone...
  • In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal Than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days

    05/22/2014 9:03:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    In nearly four and a half weeks, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have offered 110 minutes to an evolving Obama administration scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Back in January, it took those same network shows just four and a half days to churn that much coverage for Chris Christie's Bridgegate.
  • Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

    05/22/2014 3:51:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 6:27 PM EDT
    Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting joined Democrats Thursday in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The measure was passed by the New Jersey Assembly Thursday and will now go to Christie for his consideration. It previously passed the state Senate. The Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate signed many firearms bills into law last year. But he issued conditional vetoes of some of the more contentious ones, including a ban on .50-caliber rifles. …
  • Christie's foreign policy speech criticized by NJ Republican senator

    05/19/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Matt Friedman
    Gov. Chris Christie’s foreign policy speech Sunday night is facing some criticism at home — from a fellow Republican. State Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren), one of the most conservative New Jersey lawmakers, said Christie’s vision for America’s role in the world is unsustainable. “During his speech yesterday, Governor Christie advocated for an aggressive, interventionist foreign policy,” Doherty wrote in an email to the Star-Ledger. “He sounds like a Woodrow Wilson progressive who is out of step with the views of the American people.”
  • Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

    05/18/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-16-2014 | NRA
    Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment. On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines. The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate. Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he...
  • Christie Says He's Thinking About 2016 Bid

    05/15/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 5/14/2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures “will be a footnote.” Christie told a conference in Washington that after months of investigation “there hasn’t been one suggestion that I knew anything about” orders from staff aides to close access lanes that caused traffic snarls in Fort Lee. When asked by CBS’ Bob Schieffer if he’s thinking of running for president and when he’ll make a decision, Christie said: “Yes, and later.”
  • Spokesman: Christie Was Unaware of Traffic Scheme

    05/13/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's longtime press secretary says he's confident his boss of 14 years had no knowledge of or involvement in the scheme that shut traffic near the George Washington Bridge in a political payback plot. The spokesman, Michael Drewniak, called the plot reckless and perplexing in an opening statement Tuesday before a New Jersey legislative committee that's investigating last September's lane closings. Drewniak has also testified before a federal grand jury that's separately investigating the lane closings.
  • New York no longer worst state to do business

    04/16/2014 11:44:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | April 15, 2014 | Jeremy Smerd
    That honor now goes to New Jersey. Tax reforms passed in the latest budget represent big improvements for corporations, but not so much for individuals. ... Still, New York remains a burdensome place to earn a living. The reforms did not change the state's poor rankings for having high sales taxes (No. 38), individual income taxes (No. 49) and unemployment taxes (No. 45). Meanwhile, the governor announced Tuesday that the state tax department collected nearly $4 billion in evaded taxes in the past year, a 5% or $200 million increase compared to the year earlier.The state collects about $87 billion...
  • Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

    04/09/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2014 4:35 PM EDT | David Porter and Angela Delli Santi
    Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday. Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to turn over documents regarding the plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town’s Democratic mayor. The legislative panel asked for the court’s help in getting the two to comply with the subpoenas. Calling the decision one involving “complicated and untested jurisdictional issues,” Judge Mary Jacobson expressed reservations...
  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • Grand jury to probe Christie’s role in Bridgegate

    04/05/2014 11:59:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 4, 2014 | th DeFalco and Josh Saul
    A federal grand jury is investigating NJ Governor Chris Christie’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal and heard hours of testimony Friday from Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak. The US Attorney in New Jersey is taking the investigation extremely seriously, and recently increased the number of investigators on the case from three to 10, sources told the Post.
  • Krauthammer: Christie Gave Obama 'Lap Dance' After Sandy

    04/01/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 46 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 4/01/14 | Tony Lee
    Republican pundit Charles Krauthammer said that when Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embraced President Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy a week before the 2012 presidential election, he was essentially giving Obama a lap dance. “I think many Republicans are extremely upset with what was described in the press as giving Obama a bear hug,” Krauthammer said on Sunday in a debate with Obama strategist David Plouffe, according to Politico. “I saw it slightly differently, I thought it was more of like a lap dance. Not a phrase I would use on television, since the image is too disturbing.”
  • Chris Christie calls Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria 'occupied territories'

    03/30/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/30/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Christie apologized for the gaffe. Not long after his speech, Christie met with Adelson privately in the casino mogul’s office in the Venetian hotel and casino, which hosted the RJC meeting. The source told POLITICO that Christie “clarified in the strongest terms possible that his remarks today were not meant to be a statement of policy.” Instead, the source said, Christie made clear “that he misspoke when he referred to the ‘occupied territories.’ And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of...
  • Lawyer who led probe says 'not a shred of evidence' Christie knew of bridge scandal

    03/27/2014 8:14:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-27-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The lawyer who led an investigation that determined Gov. Chris Christie was not involved in the bridge closure scandal told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Thursday there is not a “shred of evidence” Christie knew anything. Randy Mastro, a former federal prosecutor, released a report on his team’s investigation Thursday. The report relied on interviews with officials in the Christie administration, including the governor, and 250,000 documents. Mastro said on “The Kelly File” his investigation was exhaustive and thorough, and in the end completely exonerated Christie. “There is not a shred of evidence that Governor Christie knew anything about this lane...
  • Cable Nets Cut Away from Obama to Cover Christie Bridgegate Press Conference

    03/27/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: After the president met with Pope Francis, Il Papa, he then went over to the Villa Madama, the headquarters of the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi. They had a joint press conference that was interrupted. The cable nets actually cut away from this for news about Governor Christie. I kid you not. Here is what we got of Obama's joint presser (not all of it, but some of it) with the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi. OBAMA: My day started with the great honor of meeting His Holiness, Pope Francis. I've been incredibly moved by his compassion,...
  • Christie Will Either Veto Magazine Restriction Bill, Or Kiss His Presidential Aspirations Goodbye

    03/26/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 14 March 14 | Bob Owens
    It’s really very, very simple for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey’s absurd citizen control fetish doesn’t play well in New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, or Michigan. These state comprise the first two months of the 2016 Presidential primary season, and the majority of Republican voters in these states are either very pro-gun to begin with, or are trending towards passing much more Second Amendment-friendly laws. Any candidate that doesn’t do well in these early primaries can kiss their Presidential aspirations goodbye, and one of the fastest ways to sink...
  • Is Christie’s Slim Down Setting The Presidential Stage? (Lost 100 Pounds)

    03/24/2014 9:51:02 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 49 replies
    My 9 NJ ^ | 03-24-2014 | Sibile Marcellus
    Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Lately, Governor Christie has been looking slimmer during his town hall meetings and some reports say he lost about 100-pounds from the lap band surgery he underwent a year ago. Dr. Charles Simone formerly worked with President Reagan and he took the time to discuss Christie’s weight loss and health. “It’s very gratifying to see that he lost so much weight and given all the priorities he’s gone through recently and emotionally,” he said.
  • Governor Christie, Luddite in Chief, bans Tesla sales in New Jersey

    03/13/2014 10:53:47 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/13/2014 | Steve Berman
    New Jersey has followed Arizona and Texas into the Dark Side, banning sales of Tesla Motors cars. I feel like I’m living a chapter from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The part of Hank Reardon is being played by Tony Stark Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (and CEO of SpaceX, and transportation visionary and software designer and physicist). James Taggart is played by Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, Luddite in Chief.
  • Christie, Cruz and Paul — CPAC’s distinct trio

    03/12/2014 2:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Though Karl Rove, Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater weren’t in attendance at the 2014 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, the contrasting visions each had for the Republican Party were well represented. Championing Rove’s cynical realpolitik wing that believes in winning simply for winning’s sake was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who essentially told the CPAC audience the GOP should keep doing what lost the last two presidential elections — but do it even worse. Showing he’s either out-of-touch with reality or really just a liberal, Christie even said Republicans have lost because they’ve been nominating candidates...
  • The CPAC Speeches

    03/08/2014 12:05:03 PM PST · by TheMantis · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/8/14 | Robert Elliott
    Mike Huckabee - "These are the things that I know. I know there is a God, and I know this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth. And I know that this nation exists by the providence of his hand, and if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us. I hope that we repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment."
  • Video: Standing ovation for Chris Christie at CPAC

    03/06/2014 12:13:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, although I have video of his speech, I don’t have video of the reception he got. You’ll have to trust David Freddoso and Eliana Johnson on that: The crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference rose to its feet as Chris Christie exited stage left…Christie’s remarks were highly anticipated, not only because of the lingering scandal but also because CPAC brass dinged him last year by leaving him off of the guest list. Today, the governor was greeted with murmurs and some quiet cheers; he drew more excitement from the audience as he proceeded…Christie returned to a familiar...
  • Judge: No, parents can’t be forced to financially support their disobedient 18-year-old child

    03/05/2014 2:26:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2014 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. In the new America, you’re not really an adult until you’re 26. Maybe longer, depending on the next unilateral executive rule change.This case had to end this way, didn’t it? Rachel Canning, a senior at Morris Catholic High School, went to court to force her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, to pay her child support, her private school tuition, medical and related bills, college expenses and legal fees. Canning is an honor student and athlete, but her parents have stopped paying her bills because, they say, she would not obey their rules…Her parents countered that she voluntarily left home...
  • Lawyer on Christie’s SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen suing parents for college cash

    03/05/2014 8:17:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-5-2014 | Eric Owens
    Full Title - "Lawyer on Chris Christie’s SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen suing parents for college cash" The prominent New Jersey attorney who is funding the legal costs of 18-year-old Morris Catholic High School senior Rachel Canning in her lawsuit against her own parents serves on Gov. Chris Christie’s School Funding Task Force. The attorney is John P. Inglesino, the managing partner at Inglesino, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC, a 10-attorney firm in Parsippany, N.J. Gov. Christie’s School Funding Task Force exists to eradicate abuse and fraud from New Jersey’s education system, explains the Common Sense Institute of New...
  • N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines

    02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 26, 2014 | Andrew Seidman
    TRENTON New Jersey Democrats on Monday proposed legislation that would limit the ammunition capacity of gun magazines, 14 months after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school revived a national debate about the role of guns in America. The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, from 15. It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds. "When you meet families that lost their loved ones, it's pretty hard to explain...
  • Items from Van Cliburn’s estate to be auctioned through Christie’s

    02/21/2014 12:39:05 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Star Telegram ^ | 2-21-14 | Marilyn Bailey
    Special to the Star-Telegram One year after his death, hundreds of items from the estate of Van Cliburn are going on sale at Christie’s auction house in New York. The pianist, who died in February 2013, filled his Westover Hills home with items encountered during his world travels — fine art, furnishings, tableware — and selected with a veteran collector’s eye. Two years ago, Cliburn parted with some of his most valuable treasures at a Christie’s auction of what was billed as “The Van Cliburn Collection.” That sale earned almost $4.4 million, beating a presale estimate of $3 million. The...
  • NJ’s Christie keeps low profile as Dems attack

    02/22/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 12:20 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas
    Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation’s governors gather in Washington. Republican officials have been eager to change the subject as Democrats link Christie’s troubles to vulnerable GOP governors in a challenging election season. The usually outspoken Christie is scheduled to attend just one public event over the three-day annual meeting. He avoided a media-sponsored forum on Friday, wasn’t granting interviews, won’t attend a White House dinner and was skipping a news conference hosted by the Republican Governors Association, an organization he heads. …
  • Bill Maher: Even I can’t take any more of this endless MSNBC feeding frenzy over Chris Christie

    02/20/2014 4:54:13 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 10 replies
    HotAir ^ | 02-18-2014
    Whatever we had is not working any more. You’re obviously interested in another man: Chris Christie. You’re obsessed with him. So I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m going to start seeing other news organizations. I’ll miss what we had. It was a rocket ship ride. We were both passionate flaming liberals and we didn’t care what the world thought of us. It was a glorious time. We finished each other’s Sarah Palin jokes. But now we never talk about any of the things we used to talk about: global warming, gun control, poverty… All because Chris...
  • Gov. Chris Christie goes to Puerto Rico as New Jersey digs out of Nor’easter

    02/17/2014 5:39:13 AM PST · by cll · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/15/2014 | Tim O'Connor
    As New Jersey dug out Friday from the Nor’easter and braced for more snowflakes on Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie jetted off to Puerto Rico for some sun and fun, CNN reported on Friday. “After the storm had passed, the governor left the state [Friday] morning for a long weekend away with his family, and he will return Monday night,” Christie spokesman Colin Reed told the network.
  • Poll: Christie deficit against Clinton jumps to 21 points

    02/11/2014 6:36:10 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2014, 02:53 pm | Mario Trujillo
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) saw his deficit in a 2016 presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton balloon to 21 points, according to a new national poll. A Marist-McClatchy poll released Tuesday found 58 percent of people would support Hillary Clinton in a general election race, while 37 percent would support Christie. Christie’s poll numbers have been struggling since revelations that a staffer in his administration had a hand in the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge last year. The state legislature and the U.S. attorney in New Jersey are looking into the closures. The new poll shows his ratings have sunk...
  • Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Latest to Avoid Christie on RGA Trip

    02/11/2014 7:48:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Feb 2014 | Frances Martel
    When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Florida shortly after the revelation that his staffers had caused a traffic disaster for political retribution, no Republican would be seen in public with the RGA chairman. Last week, the same happened in Texas, and this week, Illinois Republicans will steer clear of Christie's events. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the four gubernatorial candidates competing in Illinois have no plans to join Christie at various Republican Governors Association events. Christie will be landing in Chicago on Tuesday to attend a number of fundraisers, but he will not be greeted by Republican gubernatorial candidates, and the...
  • GOP donors worried about Christie’s 2016 prospects

    02/11/2014 2:12:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2014 3:32 AM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    Where just months ago Republicans brimmed with pride over Chris Christie’s landslide re-election, doubts about his prospects as a potential presidential candidate have begun creeping into the minds of some donors in key states, according to some GOP fundraisers. […] “There are influential donors who are giving him a second and third look,” Herberger said of Christie. “Where they would have been ‘this is the guy’ two months ago, I think a lot of people are giving him a second look and keeping their powder dry.” “But that could change, too,” said Herberger. “There’s so much time between now and...