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  • Cruz camp blasts Christie: He 'turned over his political testicles long ago'

    07/21/2016 10:03:19 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 127 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/21/2106 | Matt Arco
    CLEVELAND — Sen. Ted Cruz's camp fired back at Chris Christie Thursday, accusing the governor of having "turned over his political testicles long ago." Jeff Roe, Cruz's former campaign manager, took to the airwaves to hit New Jersey's governor after Christie spent lthe morning and last night trashing Cruz after the Texas lawmaker failed to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. "That guy turned over his political testicles long ago," Roe said on the Chris Stigall Show on Philadelphia radio. "So I don't take what he has to say with any meaning. You...
  • NYT fact checks Christie’s red meat, anti-Hillary, speech. Realizes it’s all true

    07/20/2016 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Robert Laurie
    FULL FIERY SPEECH: Gov. Chris Christie Last night, Chris Christie delivered a speech that was basically a piece red meat so huge it could probably tip over Fred Flintstone’s car. I get that there’s a certain amount of preaching to the choir at conventions but, in this case, I think the time would have been better spent on something else. I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t really see the point of it. If you’re stupid enough to believe that Hillary is some kind of “honorable victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy,” this didn’t do anything to change your...
  • "Hillary For Prison" : Republicans Find Unity

    07/20/2016 4:45:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    By early evening Tuesday, Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination. He spoke briefly from New York, telling the convention he would share his thoughts on Thursday. With Trump off-site, Democrat Hillary Clinton duly became the center of attention in Cleveland. “Hillary Clinton always wanted more government,” said Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson. “If you liked the last eight years, Hillary will give you double for your trouble.”
  • Chris Christie Prosecutes Hillary Clinton in RNC Speech: Is She Guilty or Not Guilty?

    07/19/2016 7:52:17 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 89 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Hains
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie asks the crowd at the Republican National Convention to reply "guilty" or "not guilty" while he talks about Hillary Clinton's character, judgment and trustworthiness. "Is she guilty or not guilty?" Christie asked after every charge he laid before the crowd. "Lock her up" chants the crowd.
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

    07/19/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2016
    If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ... Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil...
  • Chris Christie 'relieved' Donald Trump picked a governor for running mate

    07/18/2016 9:27:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Betsy Klein
    He might be the runner-up, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he's "really relieved" presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump picked a governor as his running mate, calling Mike Pence as an "outstanding" candidate. "Mike Pence is a great guy. And I am really relieved that Donald Trump picked a governor to be his running mate. He needs someone with him who has governed, who knows how to govern," Christie said. Speaking at a breakfast for the Michigan delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the New Jersey Republican subtly jabbed his fellow vice presidential hopeful, former House...
  • Christie Reportedly 'Livid' He Wasn't Chosen as Trump's VP

    07/18/2016 7:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 145 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Prior to announcing Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump had narrowed the VP field down to the Indiana governor, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Gov. Chris Christie. While Gingrich seems to have been a good sport about Trump’s ultimate decision to go with Pence, according to the Weekly Standard, Christie was “livid.” While minding my own business at the Starbucks inside the Westin hotel this morning, I saw a man engage Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in conversation about the VP selection process. The man, whom I couldn't identify, suggested that Pence was...
  • Christie Changes his Tune on Tuition[2013]

    07/15/2016 4:05:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    http://blog.nj.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Linda Stamato
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  • 'You don't like coming in second. Ever.' Christie shares how he'll feel about not being chosen"

    07/14/2016 5:03:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    With the news that the vice presidential slot may be filled and not by Republican Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor explained what his reaction will be if Donald Trump rolls out Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 'I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person,' Christie told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a Republican analyst for the network. 'So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit. 'Cause if you're a competitive person, like I am, and you're used to winning, like I am – again, you don't like coming in...
  • Pence Criticizes Trump On Muslim Ban and Supported TPP

    07/14/2016 11:21:45 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 92 replies
    Vanity | July 14, 2016 | Pinkbell
    The campaign has said a decision has not been made. The media is saying that it is Pence. I have a few concerns about Pence and thought I would voice them because, according to the campaign, they said Trump still has to make a decision. These are two tweets already dug up by the press on Pence: Governor Mike Pence Verified account ‏@GovPenceIN Trade means jobs, but trade also means security. The time has come for all of us to urge the swift adoption of the Trans Pacific Partnership And: Governor Mike Pence Verified account ‏@GovPenceIN Calls to ban Muslims...
  • Trump Campaign Denies Reports Mike Pence Picked as VP

    07/14/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 220 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016B | Alex Swoyer
    Reports surfaced on Thursday afternoon that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice president (VP). “As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump’s golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor’s mansion this week,” Roll Call notes, citing an anonymous Republican source for the report. The New York Times and CBS have also reported the pick is Pence. However, the Trump campaign is denying this is true. 1/2 A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be...
  • Trump's VP search enters frenzied phase

    07/13/2016 4:15:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | July 13, 2016 | Dana Bash, Sara Murray and Stephen Collinson
    Donald Trump's vice presidential search turned into a head-spinning melodrama Wednesday as candidates vying for the spot hopped on planes and phones to perform frenzied, last-minute try-outs... The meetings held in Indiana were done so to allow Trump more time with Pence, a Trump spokesperson said. But the plan to fly GIngrich and Sessions to Indiana appeared to be more of a last-minute scramble, since sources told CNN Tuesday night that he was spending the night because Trump's plan had mechanical issues... One of the biggest questions is whether he will opt for someone with a reputation as a partisan...
  • Newt Gingrich: Would be hard to turn down VP offer

    07/13/2016 11:37:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 83 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/13/2016 | FoxNews
    Jul. 12, 2016 - 8:09 - Former House speaker on speculation over Donald Trump's vice presidential pick
  • Thoughts on Trump's Vice President (Whoever it May Be)

    07/13/2016 10:41:46 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    Within the next 48-72 hours, we should know who Donald Trump has chosen for a running mate. Some think it will be Friday and others think it will be over the weekend. But chances are, we will know by this time on Saturday (just three days from now) as typically candidates want to maximize the convention news cycle and announcing a few days prior will help accomplish that and build some excitement leading into the convention itself. I have no idea who Trump is going to pick but I do know this: Once the pick is made, there is...
  • Team Trump Plans Public Event Friday With VP Pick

    07/12/2016 2:43:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 205 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUL 12 2016, 5:15 PM ET
    Donald Trump will showcase his vice presidential pick at a public event on Friday, multiple sources tell NBC News. Trump's possible picks are thought to be narrowed to three candidates: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. While the joint appearance is expected on Friday, it's not clear whether or not the identity of the pick could be released or could leak earlier in the week. Trump is scheduled to attend a fundraiser and rally in Indiana Tuesday night with Pence; he campaigned with Christie on Monday and with Newt Gingrich last...
  • Christie Met With Trump Vetting Adviser Sources Say

    07/12/2016 4:11:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/11/2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump's top vice presidential vetting adviser -- Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse -- traveled to New Jersey Saturday to meet with Gov. Chris Christie, according to sources familiar with the plans. The meeting lasted approximately three hours and followed Christie's prior submission of the 100+ question vetting questionnaire, tax records and access to medical history. Sources tell NBC News, Culvahouse devoted a significant amount of time discussing the George Washington bridge lane closures, widely known as "Bridgegate." The Culvahouse interview for finalists is in addition to a personal, though less formal interview with Trump himself. Those two interactions cap the...
  • Morning Joe VP Sweepstakes: Pence, Flynn, Christie Touted

    07/11/2016 6:07:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s the Donald Trump veep sweepstakes! Step right up and take your pick . . . The Morning Joe crew had fun playing the game this morning. Mark Halperin pushed Indiana governor Mike Pence, saying he was someone that people would look at and say he was a responsible choice. Harold Ford, Jr. suggested a general, to shore up Trump’s military credentials–and retired General Mike Flynn’s name has been floated. Mika Brzezinski, without naming names, pushed hard for someone with foreign policy experience. Finally, Joe Scarborough made the case for Chris Christie, as a tough, reliable campaigner: someone who is...
  • Trump 'unlikely' to pick Christie, according to sources

    07/07/2016 8:04:49 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 94 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/7/2016 | Claude Brodesseur-Akner
    TRENTON — It is highly unlikely that Gov. Chris Christie will be Donald Trump's running mate, according to two sources who are advising the Trump campaign and who requested to remain anonymous. Instead, the sources said that former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is "the likely pick" to be the tycoon's choice for vice president. The sources, who have been privy to some of the selection process, have insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for the campaign. "The people who've been pushing the Christie narrative are Christie people," said one of the sources, who has heard...
  • Christie not popular in Drudge survey of Trump VP picks

    07/05/2016 6:05:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Gov. Chris Christie may be on the short list for Donald Trump's pick for vice president, but to readers of the Drudge Report would soon have the billionaire mogul pick someone else. In a flash poll posted on the news website on Tuesday, the governor received just under 6 percent of more than 200,000 votes, while former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received almost 40 percent. Also a popular choice among readers of the conservative news aggregator is freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa (31 percent), who traveled to New Jersey to meet with the tycoon at...
  • BUCHANAN:TRUMP PICKING GINGRICH OR CHRISTIE AS VP AGAINST CLINTON-WARREN WOULD SAY TO VOTERS 'LET’S

    07/02/2016 11:56:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Buchanan: Trump Picking Gingrich or Christie as VP Against Clinton-Warren Would Say to Voters ‘Let’s Get It On’ Saturday on CNN’s “Smerconish,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan offered his thoughts on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland in two weeks. Host Michael Smerconish noted the past two GOP presidents and the past GOP presidential nominees won’t be attending the convention, to which Buchanan explained that Trump’s campaign was an insurrection and that the insurrection was the political establishment of the Republican Party, which included former Presidents George H.W. Bush and...
  • Christie vetoes $17M in welfare, women's health programs 'to protect taxpayers'

    07/01/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation Thursday that would have raised monthly welfare benefits for the first time in 30 years, and would have restored $7.5 million in grants for women's clinics which he eliminated when he first took office in 2010. In veto statements released just before 10 p.m. — two hours before the start of the new fiscal year — the governor said his actions "protected taxpayers" from the "irresponsible" spending by the Democrats who control the Legislature. "Unfortunately, the Legislature has continued its annual ritual of attempting to pass additional unbudgeted spending for selected interests," according to Christie's...
  • Trump's VP finalists include Christie, Gingrich

    06/30/2016 8:24:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jamie Gangel, Phil Mattingly and Tal Kopan
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the finalists to be Donald Trump's running mate, sources confirmed to CNN on Thursday... The New York Times was first to report Christie's vetting. The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that Gingrich was also being vetted, with Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, also emerging as final contenders, but a source very close to the campaign said the Post's report was inaccurate. The source added, however, that a surprise choice could also be in store.
  • Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates to be Trump’s running mate

    06/30/2016 5:49:53 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 136 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2016 | Robert Costa and Karen Tumulty
    Donald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But there are more than a half-dozen others being discussed as possibilities, according to several people with knowledge of the process. Given Trump’s unpredictability, campaign associates caution that the presumptive Republican nominee could still shake up his shortlist. But with little more than two weeks before the start of the Republican National Convention, Gingrich and Christie have been asked to submit documents and are being cast as favorites for the post inside...
  • Trump campaign vetting Chris Christie for VP

    06/30/2016 1:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Leada Gore
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted by Donald Trump's campaign as a possible vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Times and other media sources are reporting the campaign has sent official paperwork to Christie to start the vetting process. The reports are one of the first solid indications of who Trump, a businessman-turned-politician, might want on his ticket. Other names that have been mentioned include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Other names – including former Trump's former challengers Marco Rubio, John...
  • Presidential Transition Process Already Underway

    06/29/2016 2:54:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Rizzi And Carina Federico
    The peaceful transition of power between presidential administrations has long been a hallmark in American politics, even between presidents of different political parties. Although many Americans closely follow presidential campaigns and elections, few know what happens behind the scenes between a major party’s convention, when a candidate becomes the party’s presidential nominee, and Inauguration Day, when a new president takes office.
  • Christie Raising NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

    06/28/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by Williams · 66 replies
    Patch.com | June 28, 2016
    Takes effect Friday! https://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/new-jersey/lacey/amp/26541281/n-j-lawmakers-pass-christie-backed-23-cent-gas-tax-hike-set-to-take-effect-friday#
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • New policy OK'd for transgender students in Jersey City

    06/17/2016 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 17, 2016
    The school board last night adopted a new policy that proponents hope will make the public schools more accommodating to transgender students. >>>>>>>The new policy requires the district to issue student ID cards in the name that reflects the student's gender identity; requires school staff to address students by the names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity, even if the students have not obtained court-approved name changes; and allows students to dress in accordance with their gender identity. The policy also bans the district from forcing students to use restrooms or locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity....
  • Chris Christie Wants Military Action Over Orlando Attack

    06/15/2016 3:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | June 15, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is upset about the attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In response, he wants the U.S. to respond with military action overseas. “You’ve got to get over there and make them pay where they live,” Christie said yesterday on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show (yes, a sports talk show). He was filling in for Boomer Esiason. “It is unacceptable to allow this type of stuff in our country and for us to not fight back. We’ve got to fight back.” Christie is a top adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the head...
  • Christie Pans Democratic Proposal to Double N.J.’s Fuel Tax

    06/13/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Bloomberg | June 13, 2016 — 12:31 PM EDT | Terence Dopp, Elise Young
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-13/christie-pans-democratic-proposal-to-double-new-jersey-gas-tax
  • Atlantic City rescue package goes to Christie

    05/26/2016 5:03:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:38 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Christie legislation to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer this weekend. The Democrat-led Assembly and state Senate approved the measures by wide margins just as the state’s 127 miles of beaches prepare for the Memorial Day holiday. Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who earlier supported legislation allowing for an immediate state takeover of the city’s finances, has said the bill gives him the authority he needs. He stopped short of saying whether he will sign the...
  • Trump comes to financial rescue for Christie, NJ GOP

    05/18/2016 2:30:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Catalini, AP|
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey Republican Party out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor’s presidential campaign.
  • Donald Trump/Chris Christie Fund Raising Event (May 19, 2016)

    05/16/2016 5:33:08 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 874 replies
    Trump Web Site ^ | 05/16/2016 | Trump Web Site
    Both will be speaking at 7:00 pm EST Lawrenceville, New Jersey National Guard Armory Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Christie to lead Trump White House transition team

    05/09/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    the Hill ^ | 05/09/16 | ben kamisar
    Donald Trump has tapped Chris Christie to lead his transition team, which would prepare the political neophyte turned presumptive GOP nominee for the White House if he wins in the general election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” Trump said in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.
  • WHAT?!? NJ spending $27.3M per mile rebuilding Jersey Shore’s Route 35

    05/08/2016 7:03:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    WKXW, New Jersey 101.5, Trenton ^ | May 7, 2016 8:17 PM | Sergio Bichao
    The reconstruction of Sandy-battered Route 35 is soaking New Jersey taxpayers with tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns, an Asbury Park Press investigation reveals. The newspaper found that the project, announced by Gov. Chris Christie in 2013, is already $76 million over budget and a year behind schedule. The potential final cost of $341 million means that the 12.5-mile road construction in Ocean County will cost a jaw-dropping $27.3 million per mile — making it one of the most expensive road projects in the state. The Asbury Park Press, which called the project a “boondoggle,” found that the...
  • Donald Trump rails against Carrier during rally at Indiana State Fairgrounds (Pence, Christie)

    04/21/2016 7:40:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 107 replies
    Fox 59 News ^ | 4/20/2106 | Kylee Wierks
    “Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana's economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a...
  • Cruz: Chris Christie is 'trapped in his own private hell'

    04/12/2016 7:06:40 PM PDT · by writer33 · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/12/16 | Maxwell Tani
    Sen. Ted Cruz said on Tuesday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got trapped in his "own private hell" by endorsing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a Tuesday interview with Glenn Beck, the conservative commentator who has endorsed the senator for president, Cruz expressed sympathy for the governor, saying that he looked like he wanted to scream when he stood behind Trump at a rally in March.
  • Cruz: Christie 'in his own private hell' for backing Trump

    04/12/2016 2:11:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 170 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is "in his own private hell" over his February endorsement of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday. Appearing on "The Glenn Beck Show," Cruz told the conservative host that Trump seemed to insist on behaving like the famous fictional Mafia don depicted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather," Michael Corleone. "The presidency should not be La Cosa Nostra," said Cruz, adding that the real estate tycoon seemed to demand a similar level of "Godfather"-like deference and respect from the governor. "You know what gets me," Cruz said. "The servility...
  • Governor Christie Acts to Improve NJ Gun Permit System

    04/12/2016 4:26:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Christie of New Jersey is pushing to make some incremental changes to improve the arcane and inconsistent New Jersey firearms licensing system. From capemaycountyherald:TRENTON — Acting on Governor Chris Christie’s commitment to ensure fair and consistent application of the state’s gun laws that respects individual’s Second Amendment rights and protects public safety, the Office of Attorney General announced a directive and guideline issued by Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, and a regulatory change to align the regulations governing the issuance of a carry permit with New Jersey Supreme Court precedent interpreting the statutory standard of justifiable need. Taken...
  • Chris Christie positions himself to be Trump’s running mate

    03/26/2016 1:32:36 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 117 replies
    New YorkPost ^ | 03/25/2016 | By Carl Campanile and Bob Fredericks
    Chris Christie is looming large behind the scenes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, coaching him before the last GOP debate and lining up policy experts, donors and big-name backers, according to a report Friday. The New Jersey governor is far more than just a high-profile supporter and has become one of Trump’s most trusted advisers, NJ.com reported. “Christie is clearly making the transition from endorser to enabler and positioning himself to be a major player in the Trump camp,” David Kennedy, a presidential historian, told NJ.com. Edward Newton, who vetted Christie when he was considered a possible running mate for...
  • Christie: Trump didn't mean 'literal riots'

    03/19/2016 2:07:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday said Donald Trump was speaking figuratively when he predicted “riots” if the GOP blocks him from winning the presidential nomination. “I don’t think he meant literal riots,” Christie said during a press conference in New Jersey, according to The Wall Street Journal. "I think he meant political riots." Still, Christie, who has endorsed Trump and appeared with him at campaign rallies, predicted that a contested convention selecting the Republican nominee would generate outrage. “If someone goes in with the most delegates, the most votes, and then they are denied the nomination by...
  • 7 Potential Running Mates for Donald Trump

    03/19/2016 5:19:18 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 103 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | March 19
    Chris Christie In an announcement that surprised almost everyone, Christie endorsed Trump in February. As Trump’s running mate, Christie could be an effective attack dog against Hillary Clinton. A Trump-Christie ticket would also reinforce the narrative that both men are tough Washington outsiders who “tell it like it is.” Rick Scott When he ran for Governor of Florida in 2010, Scott self-funded his campaign and spent upwards of $75 million of his own money. Scott, who recently called for his fellow Republicans to “coalesce behind” Trump, could help the New York billionaire in Florida -- a key swing state. Scott’s...
  • Marco Rubio’s Epic Underachievement [tr]

    03/16/2016 10:56:09 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Miami — “I loved watching Michael Jordan play basketball, because he could do things with the basketball that were not teachable,” Whit Ayres, a highly regarded Republican pollster, said in between sips of coffee in a downtown D.C. hotel conference room. “Marco Rubio is the Michael Jordan of American politics.” It was March 31, 2015, just 13 days before Rubio, long considered the GOP’s brightest star, would launch his campaign at the Freedom Tower here in his hometown. Ayres, Rubio’s polling guru, had written a book with detailed, data-driven prescriptions for Republicans to take back the White House in 2016....
  • Ted Cruz Endorsed By N.J. Assemblyman From Morris

    03/10/2016 4:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Patch ^ | March 7, 2016 | Jason Koestenblatt
    Michael Patrick Carroll looks to Lone Star State for next Commander-In-Chief. MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - Outspoken New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has formally announced who he's endorsing for President Of The United States, and the candidate has no New Jersey ties. It was announced Monday morning by Ted Cruz's campaign that the decades-long New Jersey legislator endorsed the Republican candidate from Texas. From the statement: "I am proud to have the support of Mike Carroll," said Cruz. "Mike is indicative of the caliber of leaders who are joining our campaign nationwide. A solid consistent conservative who understands and defends...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott reportedly will endorse Donald Trump

    03/02/2016 12:38:26 PM PST · by GilGil · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/1/2016 | Victor Morton
    Donald Trump’s winning over of Republican lawmakers continues, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott will endorse him, Fox News reported. The report was made on the air by Bret Baier of Fox News and subsequently confirmed by CBS’s Major Garrett. “I have a lot of respect for Rick Scott. I don’t know about his endorsement,” Mr. Trump said.
  • Christie Knows Something (vanity)

    03/02/2016 12:06:13 PM PST · by Toliph · 60 replies
    Christie is a former U.S. attorney, which means he must have close contacts in the FBI. I think he has been told that the FBI is going to recommend criminal charges against Hillary. This would explain why he would be willing to alienate the GOPe by backing Trump. He thinks Trump is going to win the nomination and waltz into the White House.
  • Six New Jersey Newspapers Want Chris Christie to Resign as Governor

    03/02/2016 11:19:09 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 58 replies
    Fortune ^ | MARCH 2, 2016, 9:26 AM EST | by Tom Huddleston, Jr
    The newspapers’ editors say they are “fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance . . . his opportunism . . . his hypocrisy.” They’re also “disgusted” with Christie’s recent endorsement of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump after he spent months “trashing” the former reality TV star on the campaign trail.
  • Chris Christie is Now Ruined

    03/01/2016 8:21:22 AM PST · by bboop · 76 replies
    The Washington Post.com/ blogs ^ | 2.29.16 | Jennifer Rubin
    Since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump, he has been: Humiliated by video showing Trump ordering him onto the plane and telling him to “go home.” Condemned by his former finance co-chair Meg Whitman. (“The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie’s donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter.”) Excoriated for his disastrous TV interview on Sunday. Phrases like “train wreck,” “off the rails” and “disaster” were used to...
  • Chris Christie: Republicans Should Give Obama SCOTUS Pick Hearings

    02/29/2016 1:56:26 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/29/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just days after endorsing Donald Trump for President, New Jersey Governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie is calling on Senate Republicans to give President Obama's Supreme Court nominee (who hasn't been named yet) hearings. Tweet from @ZekeJMiller: Christie says the GOP Senate should hold hearings on Obama's SCOTUS nominee As a former prosecutor, Christie knows the Senate has no constitutional obligation to give Obama's nominee hearings, nor does the Senate have any obligation to confirm a nominee. Further, the Senate Judiciary Committee has already confirmed hearings will not be held and sent the following letter to Senate Majority Leader...