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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Announces $300 Million State House Makeover

    11/29/2016 9:51:43 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 40 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | 11/29/16 | CBSNewYork/AP
    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced plans to completely renovate the state house. Christie said Tuesday that staff will be moved into other office space in Trenton by July for a four-year, $300 million project. Parts of the building date to the 18th century."
  • Report: Chris Christie still being considered for Trump Cabinet posts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/07/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | August 6th, 2016 | Josh Cornfield
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Veterans and others in New Jersey are waiting on Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether they'll be allowed to legally treat their post-traumatic stress disorder with marijuana. Lawmakers last week sent a bill to Christie's desk that would allow marijuana to be used for PTSD symptoms that are not treatable with conventional therapy. Christie has until later this summer to decide whether to approve the measure to make New Jersey the 18th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD. Christie declined to comment on his plans at a statehouse news conference this...
  • Christie calls Trump criticism of the Khans 'inappropriate'

    08/02/2016 12:15:25 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/2/2016 | MATT FRIEDMAN
    In an unusual break with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Gov. Chris Christie said that Khizr and Ghazala Khan have the “right” to say whatever they want, and that criticism of them is “inappropriate.” “I didn’t see Mr. Khan’s speech at the DNC but I’ll just say this: I’m a father and I just cannot imagine the pain of losing a child under any circumstances,” Christie said at an afternoon press conference in the Statehouse. “And for Mr. and Mrs. Khan, the pain of losing their son while defending our country is unfathomable, and I think it gives them the...
  • 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...