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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Chris Christie: Track Illegals Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 07:12 PM | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday compared tracking illegal immigrants in the United States to locating FedEx packages, even pledging to ask the company's founder and CEO to temporarily work with his administration to show immigration officials how to do it effectively. The comments, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, caused an uproar on social media, Mediate and CNN reports. "At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," the New Jersey governor said. "It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane. It's back in another station. It's back at the...
  • Christie: Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | August 29, 2015 | Cassie Spodak and Eugene Scott
    Christie: Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages By Cassie Spodak and Eugene Scott August 29, 2015 Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages. "I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people," the New Jersey governor said at a town hall event here. Christie added that while FedEx can track boxes, the U.S. can't track undocumented immigrants. "You go online and at any moment, FedEx can tell you where...
  • Chris Christie fades into darkness [meanwhile, back at the non-Trump ranch]

    08/22/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by catnipman · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/22/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Christie has become such an also-ran that the Associated Press and the New York Times recently reassigned reporters dedicated to covering Christie ... ďWeíre all living in Trump world,Ē said Kean. ďAnd Trump world is something none of these political gurus or any of these guys conceived of when they [started] running their campaigns.Ē ... Trumpís dominance of the news cycle is a major factor holding Christie down
  • Latest CNN Poll: Trump Still Leads, Christie Out of Top Ten

    08/18/2015 5:40:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/18/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: CNN Poll: Trump Still Leads, Christie Out of Top Ten A new poll from CNN this morning: The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands 11 points behind at 13%. Just behind Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 9%, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 8%,Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 6%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all land at 5%, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounding out the top...
  • Christie, Paul and the NSA

    08/16/2015 6:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Debating Chris Christie is a formidable task because he's quick-witted, sharp-tongued and slightly intimidating. Those qualities helped him get the best of Rand Paul in the first Republican presidential debate. But Christie's best weapon is one that may catch up with him: He never lets the truth get in his way. Earlier this year, Paul led a successful effort to end the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records. During the debate, Christie was asked whether he stands by his assertion that Paul should be blamed if the United States suffers another terrorist attack. He does, of course:...
  • ĎYou canít say YOUíRE FIRED! to Boehner, you have to WORK with himí - Christie

    08/14/2015 4:44:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    The former Joisey governor Christie took a few shots at the Donald but called him a ďgreat guy and a good personĒ while explaining why he thought heís unsuited for the presidency. Watch below: Everyoneís takiní shots at the Donald because theyíre all total losers! You can tell Christie just has blood coming out of hisÖ wherever.
  • Chris Christie Said To Be ďSeriously ConsideringĒ Dropping Out Of Race By End Of AugustÖ

    Though Rick Perryís lack of campaign dollars received the most attention this week, whispers are now circulating of a possible second GOP candidate giving serious consideration to dropping out of the race by the end of this month Ė New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Paul took the position the governmentís surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senatorís views were dangerously ignorant and little more than ďhot air.Ē Days after the confrontation between the two men it appears more voters are taking Senator Paulís position over Christieís as the New Jersey governorís poll numbers continue to be stuck...
  • Court allows Christie to hide $1 million in Amex charges

    08/10/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 08/09/15 | Mark Lagerkvist
    Based on secret evidence, a New Jersey court is allowing Gov. Chris Christie to hide American Express bills that show how his state police security team charged more than $1 million to pay for out-of-state travel. Judge Mary C. Jacobson dismissed a public records suit by New Jersey Watchdog on Friday, ruling that details of past expenses for food, lodging and transportation could create a potential security risk for the governor in the future. ďThe court finds the general interest of the public to have a breakdown pales in comparison,Ē said Jacobson during a hearing in Mercer County Superior Court....
  • Christie Campaign: He "Misspoke" About Pre-9/11 Appointment By Bush

    08/09/2015 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | 08/07/15 | Catherine Thompson
    Journalist Marcy Wheeler was the first to point out that Christie's timeline was off. While it was widely expected around the time of the 9/11 terror attacks that Bush would appoint Christie as a U.S. attorney, the former President didn't announce his intention to nominate Christie until December 2001. Christie was confirmed and began work as New Jersey's top prosecutor in January 2002.
  • Chamber of Commerce puppet Rand Paul accuses Donald Trump of being a Washington ďinsiderĒ

    08/09/2015 4:30:31 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Rand Paul recently attacked Donald Trump as a ďconsummate insiderĒĖ an enemy of the Tea Party who ďbuys and sells politiciansĒ. Paul neglected to mention that he himself was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce in 2014 for the explicit purpose of defeating conservatives. (SNIP) First, Rand Paul compared opponents of amnesty to Nazis Then he became BFFs with Kirsten Gillibrand Then he became BFFs with Harry Reid Then he became BFFs with Chuck Schumer Then he became BFFs with the Chamber of Lobbyists Then he became BFFs with Mitch McConnell Then he stabbed Ted Cruz in the back Then...
  • Look out, Trump. Bush and Christie vow to double economic growth

    08/04/2015 4:38:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 23 replies
    wlky.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump vows to "make America great again." His rivals on the Republican ticket Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have gone even further and claim they can grow the U.S. economy by 4% a year. Expect that figure to pop up again at the first Republican debate on Thursday. On the face of it, 4% might not seem that outlandish. But it's actually a huge number. The country would need a turbocharge to rev up to that level. To find a period when the U.S. routinely grew at that pace you have to as far back as the 1950s and...
  • This Guy Reacting to Chris Christieís ĎIíve Used Birth Controlí Comment Is All of Us

    08/04/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 4, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Listening to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk about his sex life isnít exactly anything anyone wants to hear right now. Unfortunately, potential voters in a New Hampshire restaurant had to hear all about it on Tuesday morning. Christie is just one of the many GOP candidates who have made stops in the New England conservative state. While discussing his Catholicism and whether or not religion had a place in politics, the governor addressed the often touchy subject of contraception: ďIím a Catholic, but Iíve used birth control, and not just the rhythm method, okay?Ē
  • Secretary Clinton, Answer The Question

    08/04/2015 6:36:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08 | Chris Christie
    Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I saw a video today from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is truly disturbing. In trying to address the current controversy on whether there should be federal funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics, Secretary Clinton says that Republicans are against funding for womenís healthcare. Well nothing could be further from the truth and let me use my state, New Jersey, as an example. We generously fund federally qualified health clinics throughout New Jersey, which provides excellent care for women and men in our state who need it. Everything from cancer screenings...
  • Uneven Performances in Trump-less Republican Forum

    08/03/2015 10:00:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 3, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush stumbled through a familiar question about his brother and father, struggling for the right words as he cracked a joke about duking it out with anyone who questioned the legacy of his aging dad. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey awkwardly said aloud what many have been wondering about his candidacy: ďAm I washed up?Ē And Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina reached back to the 1990s to attack Hillary Rodham Clintonís credibility by dredging up her husbandís dishonesty about a sexual affair. Mischievously promising to translate ďClinton-speakĒ for the audience, Mr. Graham explained, ďWhen Bill says, ĎI...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaperís August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselmís College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Christie booed mercilessly -- twice -- at the Haskell (horse race)

    08/02/2015 5:13:37 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    nj.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Steve Politi
    OCEANPORT ó It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah's latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner's Circle to present the trophy. And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed. Long. Loud. Sustained.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Poll: Trump is Party Pick, but Loses in General Election (Does best against Bernie Sanders

    07/30/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 (7:15 AM ET) | Courtney Such
    ... Trump may have surged ahead of the 2016 Republican candidates, but if he ever became the GOP nominee, the nation would vote Democrat. He earned 20 percent favorability among the Republicans in a new poll [URL at link] - the largest favorability in the party that the Quinnipiac University poll has ever seen. Following behind him are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. ... Yet Trump's own party put him at the top of the "no way" list. Thirty percent of Republicans respondents said they would "definitely not support"...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Christie: Trump 'hurts the credibility of the Presidency' (VIDEO)

    07/28/2015 3:11:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    nj.com ^ | updated July 28, 2015 at 5:51 PM | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Gov. Chris Christie has finally taken the gloves off when it comes to Republican presidential rival Donald Trump, attacking the GOP frontrunner's quick-fix solutions on immigration as something that "hurts the credibility of the Presidency" and saying that Trump's views on entitlement reform ignore the facts. In announcing his candidacy for president last month, Trump said he would "build a great wall" along the entire U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration, boasting that "nobody builds walls better than me, believe me." -snip- Speaking with CNBC in a Keene, N.H., diner on Tuesday, Christie derided Trump's "great line" about having the...
  • Trump-LePage ticket for new political party

    07/14/2015 4:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 47 replies
    I propose the formation of a new political party to end the partisanship in Maine. It could be called the Bash Brothers Party, with Donald Trump as its candidate for president, and Paul LePage for vice president. If Trump and LePage campaign nationally for the next 18 months, then they will be out of the state for long stretches of time.
  • Party in New Hampshire: Romney Hosts Rubio and Christie

    07/06/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP presidential candidates Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had some fun over the weekend at Mitt Romney's Lake Winnipesaukee home in New Hampshire. On Friday night, though, Romney had the Christies as overnight guests. But they weren't the only non-family members in the house. Fellow GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his wife, Jeanette, also joined the Romneys for Friday night's slumber party. "Governor Romney heard that his friends, Governor Christie and Senator Rubio, along with their families, would be in Wolfeboro over the July 4th holiday weekend. He and Mrs. Romney opened...
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romneyís property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • Chris Christie becomes 435th candidate to declare for 2016 election

    06/30/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Governor Christie declared his presidential intentions on Tuesday in what appears to be crowded GOP field. But ďcrowdedĒ is a relative word according to the FECís official list of candidates.Christie joined 12 other high-profile Republican primary candidates after holding a press conference and he will soon file with the Federal Elections Commission as a candidate of record receiving campaign contributions.
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his partyís social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Fridayís same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • Chris Christie wins an endorsement: Maine Gov. Paul LePage(endorses least conservative Governor)

    07/01/2015 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Kyle Cheney
    Maineís Paul LePage became the first sitting governor to endorse a candidate in the 2016 GOP nomination race, throwing his support behind Christie Christieís fledgling bid for president. Mr. LePage said that the New Jersey governor has been an inspiration to him over his career and said Mr. Christie, as the head of the Republican Governors Association, played an instrumental role in helping him win re-election last year. (SNIP) LePage refused to criticize Christie for accepting Obamacareís huge Medicaid expansion, a program LePage has derided as ďwelfare expansionĒ and that he repeatedly vetoed when the Maine Legislature sent it to...
  • Cruz Welcomes Chris Christie to Presidential Race

    06/30/2015 1:29:57 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/30/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ¬ó U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement welcoming New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States:¬ďI‚Äôm glad to welcome Governor Chris Christie into our diverse field of candidates. He is bold, he is brash, and I‚Äôm always glad to see Republicans get elected in blue states. His presence in the race for the Republican nomination will make our eventual nominee all the stronger to defeat Hillary Clinton in November of 2016.¬Ē
  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 8:27:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 JUN 15 | cnbc
    Live coverage of Democrat Republican Gov. Christie announcing run for Emperor POTUS.Live link to CNBC
  • N.J. Democrats to revive effort to restore $7.5 million Christie cut for women's health

    06/24/2015 7:05:59 PM PDT · by Coleus
    nj.com ^ | 06.22.15 | Susan K. Livio
    Democratic leaders will introduce a budget that once again includes $7.5 million Gov. Chris Christie eliminated five years ago for women's health services and led to the closure of six family planning centers, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said.Christie said in 2010 he eliminated the funds as part of a wide array of cuts to close a budget gap. But in speeches to conservative groups in February and again last week, the Republican governor, who is mulling a bid for president, boasted he had "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget."Now that his true...
  • Politico: Christie May Announce '16 Run as Early as Next Week

    06/24/2015 6:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 10:06 PM | Cathy Burke
    New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie may announce a presidential bid as soon as next week, Politico reports. Aides have already said Christie isn't likely to make a move into the crowded GOP primary race until the New Jersey legislature finalizes the state budget around the end of June. But recent travels and staffing changes appear to show he's closing in on a declaration. Christie's campaign-in-waiting announced two additional staff hires in New Hampshire, and earlier this month, longtime Christie aide Maria Comella took a senior position at his political action action committee, Politico reports.
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Report: Christie nearing 2016 decision [announcing next week]

    06/24/2015 6:33:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is nearing a decision on his presidential bid and could announce his decision as soon as next week, sources told Politico. Christie would likely be the 14th GOP candidate in a crowded primary if he decides to jump inó12 have already announced and Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) is set to join later Wednesday. Christie, a no-nonsense Republican from a deep blue state, earned a legion of supporters for his willingness to, at times, buck party lines. His 2012 embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy both endeared him to his supporters and repulsed his detractors. Once...
  • Trump and Christie lead the field in poll of GOP candidates voters can't see supporting

    06/23/2015 11:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | June 23, 2015 | Bruce Alpert
    You've seen the polls that measure Republican voters first choice for the party's 2016 presidential nomination. But there's another measure of public perception -- this one on the negative side -- with pollsters asking voters to list candidates they could not see supporting. Pollsters for NBC News/Wall Street Journal asked that very question of GOP primary voters, and in that one, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal did fairly well. Jindal is expected to announce his presidential candidacy on Wednesday. While Jindal remains toward the bottom of the list in terms of voters' first choice for the GOP presidential nomination, with just...
  • After family meeting, Christie all but certain to join 2016 race

    06/19/2015 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Roberts
    If any doubt remained that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would throw his hat in the ring for the Republican presidential nomination, it was all but erased at a recent family meeting.
  • Christie parrots leftwing talking points to attack Ted Cruz

    06/15/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | June 15th, 2015 | streiff
    Just what we need. A squishy (or fluffy, depending upon how you view cellulite) northeast governor considering a run for the presidency visits Iowa and uses talking points lifted directly from progressive propaganda to attack Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim at 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) on Friday, accusing him and other lawmakers of ‚Äúhypocrisy‚ÄĚ over federal disaster relief.‚ÄúWe have Sen. Cruz, who voted against Sandy relief. Now he says he‚Äôs got floods in Texas. He says, ‚ÄėHey, we need some help down here in Texas.‚Äô It‚Äôs great, right?‚ÄĚ Christie...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats. Ö
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE NAMED MVP AT BENEFIT SOFTBALL GAME FOR SLAIN NYPD COPS (Caption Time)

    06/04/2015 2:29:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Jun 2015 | DAN RIEHL
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP presidential hopeful, was named MVP at the True Blue benefit softball game Wednesday, which was held to honor three slain New York City police officers: Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu, and Rafael Ramos. The three officers were killed in the line of duty in recent months. According to Fox News Insider, ďProceeds from the game will go to the Silver Shield Foundation, NYC PBA Widowsí and Childrenís Fund, and the three slain officersí families.Ē
  • Cruz captures conservative Jewish hearts at NY gala, including Adelsonís

    05/29/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/29/2015 | Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt |
    ďHe sounds like a Jew,Ē someone muttered at a nearby table as Ted Cruz gave his address. Last night, presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Chris Christie addressed over a thousand Jewish New Yorkers of Jewish Values International Awards Gala... Despite the long cast of characters present (Senator Bob Menendez, Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, magnate Sheldon Adelson.... it was Cruz who stole the show, by far..... When Cruz got on stage, for a moment the room shifted into a political rally more than a charity dinner: Cruz walked around the podium, without notes, and gave an impassioned address which...
  • Christie Should Really Stop Bragging About That Time He Used the PATRIOT Act to Entrap an Idiot

    05/29/2015 1:32:19 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 3 replies
    reason.com ^ | May. 29, 2015 12:14 pm | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    The story, as told in this classic 2005 This American Life episode, is a tale of ineptitude, entrapment, and bureaucratic self-perpetuation, starring very young U.S. attorney Christopher (!) Christie. The episode is a full hour, and you should absolutely listen to (or at least read) the whole thing. But until then, enjoy some highlights from Christie's dogged the pursuit of this dangerous terrorist: Here is a list of what Lakhani claims he can acquire, when prodded by an FBI informant: Stinger missiles ammo submarines night-vision goggles (although the exchange makes clear that he think that might just be another term...
  • Chris Christie: I now oppose a path to citizenship for illegals

    05/19/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/19/2015 | Allahpundit
    He told ABC five years ago that he supported citizenship, leaving him with two options now. One: Stick to his guns and give conservatives another reason to treat ďChristieĒ as a curse word. Two: Follow Scott Walkerís lead by pleading ignorance in his earlier views and claiming that heís since seen the light. Actual quote from Christie: ďI have now learned some of the ramifications for all of these things.Ē What those things might be isnít clear, but itíd be impolite after such an earnest pander to badger the poor guy for details. Heís trying, Republicans. A for effort? This...
  • Chris Christie Spent $82,000 of State Money on Snacks at NFL Games

    05/11/2015 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    According to New Jersey Watchdog, Christie reportedly spent over $82,000 of taxpayer money on concessions at MetLife Stadium. Christie paid for food and drinks at MetLife with a debit card 58 times over the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons, accruing a bill of $82,594. That means he spent an average of nearly $1,500 on food and drinks every time he attended a football game.
  • Christie backs NSA phone records collection, Patriot Act

    05/08/2015 2:01:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 3:58 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that the National Security Agencyís bulk collection of phone records should continue and the Patriot Act should be renewed in its current form. The potential 2016 Republican presidential contender said he doesnít see the government's collection of phone records as an overreach. A federal appeals court has ruled the practice is illegal because Congress didnít authorize it. [Ö] Christie said he believes Congress can provide ďappropriate oversightĒ of the program. Ö
  • Former crony willing to testify Christie lied about Bridgegate

    05/01/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Joshua Saul and Bruce Golding
    A former crony of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pleaded guilty Friday in the ďBridgegateĒ scandal ó and is willing to testify that the fading GOP star knew about crippling lane closures as they were happening, his lawyer said afterward.
  • Two Republicans Advocate Entitlement Reform: ĎBecause We Have To,í Christie Says

    04/20/2015 7:27:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2015 - 6:58 AM | Susan Jones
    Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are speaking bluntly about entitlement reform, advocating means-testing for Social Security retirement benefits as a way to save the system for those who need it. ďThese are real ideas,ď Christie said in New Hampshire on Friday. ďAnd, you know, Iíve had a lot of people say, ĎWell, why would you possibly want to suggest those things?í Because we have to. We have to. And if you want to start a national conversation, letís start one that matters.Ē ďWeíre $18 trillion in debt,Ē Graham told Fox News Sunday. ďEighty million...
  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jill Colvin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid. The Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire outlining his ideas on reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid ó so-called entitlement programs. As part of the plan, he'll propose phasing out Social Security payments for those making more than $80,000 in other income and eliminating them for those making $200,000...
  • The 7 GOP Long Shots Who Still Have a Chance (180 degrees from reality)

    04/13/2015 11:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 13, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-13/the-7-gop-long-shots-who-still-have-a-chance
  • At town hall, teacher urges Gov. Christie to tone it down

    04/08/2015 5:50:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 4/8 | Jill Colvin
    During a town hall at a high school, Cheryl Meyer, 45, told Christie that she'd had trouble explaining to her students why it was fine for the man who holds the highest office in the state to use words like "shut up" and "idiot" when they can't. "How do you defend that?" she asked. The governor sounded an introspective note, thanking Meyer for her question and talking about how everyone has had interactions in which they'd wish they'd said something differently ó though not everybody's response wound up on the news. He said that, as a public official, he finds...
  • A Grave Problem Ė NJ Ban on Religious Headstone Sales Could Violate Constitution

    03/27/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    Trenton, N.J., Mar 26, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according to a constitutional law expert. Matthew Franck said the law ďmay well be violating the freedom of religionĒ guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution because it ďsingles out religious organizations for disfavored treatment.Ē Franck directs the Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Princeton, N.J.-based Witherspoon Institute. He characterized the law as ďa direct assault on the freedom of churches to offer services to the bereaved...
  • Corruption Charges Against Menendez Could Be Good News For Christie

    03/06/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | Harry Enten
    The Department of Justice is preparing to charge New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez with corruption. Menendez, a Democrat, may not leave office quietly ó his term isnít up until 2018 ó but if he does resign, it could present Republican Gov. Chris Christie with an opportunity to get back in the good graces of conservatives statewide and around the country. Thatís because Christie would get to choose both the temporary replacement for Menendez and the date of a special election to fill the seat. Christie could choose a moderate Republican such as state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. or former Rep....