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  • Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

    01/30/2018 7:49:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | Updated 8:16 AM; Posted Jan 29, 5:44 PM | Matt Arco and Susan K. Livio
    Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss it publicly.Christie will return in the evening to comment on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The former governor is a longtime Trump friend and fellow Republican. …
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

    01/15/2018 7:20:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NHPR ^ | January 15, 2018 | NHPR
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose popularity soared during his first term but then fell from grace, leaves office Tuesday. The Republican served a term-limited eight years in a majority blue state and spent much of that time in the national limelight as he built a reputation as a "tell-it-like-it-is" politician. But the Bridgegate scandal, a losing campaign for president and a day spent on a closed beach during a government shutdown left him with the lowest approval ratings for any governor in New Jersey history. In Christie's first year, a YouTube video of a press conference went viral when...
  • Chris Christie's final acts: Bills he made law and killed, from drones to circus animals

    01/15/2018 7:14:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Susan K. Livio and Brent Johnson
    On his last full day in office, Gov. Chris Christie cleared his desk of 150 pieces of legislation Monday. The state Assembly and Senate rushed to approve a long list of bills in the last month before the two-year session ended on Jan. 9. Christie had to decide before he left office on noon Tuesday whether he would sign the pile of legislation on his desk, or do nothing and let it expire — also known as a "pocket veto." Among the many bill signings, Christie endorsed regulating the use of drones, disbanding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
  • You'll miss me, Jersey! And with that, Chris Christie's just getting warmed up

    01/07/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Matt Arco
    The first time I asked Gov. Chris Christie a question we were 2,000 miles from New Jersey. I was a year into my first newspaper job in southeast New Mexico. Christie, just eight months into his first term, was there to stump for Susana Martinez's campaign for governor. Noting the candidate's law-and-order record, Christie played up the Jersey shtick that worked so well for him. "We invented pay-to-play," Christie joked to a crowd that treated him like a celebrity. And then I asked the unoriginal question he'd gotten plenty already: You here to lay the groundwork for a presidential run?
  • Christie: Kushner 'deserves the scrutiny' in Mueller probe

    12/19/2017 6:14:30 PM PST · by usafa92 · 34 replies
    Nj.com ^ | 12/19/2017 | Susan Livio
    Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday said Jared Kushner "deserves to be scrutinized" in the Russia collusion probe because President Trump's son-in-law attended the transition team meetings in question as a senior adviser. Asked during an interview with MSNBC whether Kushner, whose father Christie prosecuted and jailed when he was U.S. attorney, deserves to be scrutinized by the special counsel investigation, Christie didn't hesitate in his response: Of course, he said.
  • (NJ) Greetings from Asbury Park: Guadagno campaign doomed from the start

    11/27/2017 6:14:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 11.07.17 | Paul Mulshine
    -snip- At the bottom were all the local candidates. But at the top was the presidential candidate of whom the lieutenant governor had said a month earlier, "While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Donald Trump" in reaction to those "Access Hollywood" tapes. In the early evening, as Guadagno was shmoozing the crowd, that might have looked like a safe stance. All of the networks were predicting a Clinton victory. By morning, however, Republicans awoke to find themselves in a new era, one for which Guadagno was uniquely ill-suited. Her attack on Trump had alienated...
  • Chris Christie Would Have Made A Better Attorney General Than Jeff Sessions

    11/18/2017 3:29:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 99 replies
    nj.com ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Paul Mulshine
    Chris Christie refrained from saying "I told you so" when he introduced Ivanka Trump at an appearance earlier this week. He had every right to, especially when it comes to the recent developments concerning his old rival Jeff Sessions. During the presidential campaign last year, the governor of New Jersey and the then-Senator from Alabama were among the first Republicans to back Donald Trump who said Christie would make "a great attorney general". Christie lost out to Sessions, who has spent the past year trying to win a place among the worst cabinet picks ever. Sessions hadn't made it through...
  • You'll never guess who Chris Christie criticized on the eve of the election

    11/06/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 6, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- On the eve of the election that will determine who will replace him, Republican Gov. Chris Christie wasn't lobbing any political bombs at the Democratic candidate. Instead, he took aim at his own mentor. Christie accused former Gov. Tom Kean of revisionist history when talking about his own state budget while defending Republican candidate for governor Kim Guadagno at a campaign event on Saturday. He suggested that Kean's state budgets weren't as frugal as the former governor let on.
  • Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

    10/18/2017 11:27:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House. Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama’s foray into two states won’t be a one-and-done. He is planning more public appearances as the year closes, and preparation for the 2018 midterm elections begins. […] Obama is hoping to sway voters in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial...
  • Christie tears into ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon

    09/11/2017 5:44:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | September 11, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie tore into Steve Bannon Monday night, saying "nobody is going to really care" what President Donald Trump's former senior strategist has to say "now that he's been fired." Christie was responding to Bannon's contention that the governor was blocked from a cabinet position for not vigorously defending Trump when leaked video of lewd comments he made about women during the 2016 campaign. Bannon told CBS News' Charlie Rose that "Christie, because of Billy Bush weekend, was not looked at for a cabinet position." Last October, a videotape of Trump making lewd comments about women to...
  • Christie Calls Cruz 'Disgraceful' for 'Lies' About Sandy Relief Bill

    08/30/2017 11:54:35 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejects Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) memory of the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Cruz insisted recently that the Sandy bill, created in hopes of helping the victims affected by the storm that hammered New Jersey in 2012, was filled with unnecessary pork spending that had nothing to do with relief efforts. How dare Cruz spew that narrative while standing in Texas shelters and demanding aid on live TV, Christie responded on CNN Wednesday.
  • Gov. Chris Christie took swipes at both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz this morning

    08/30/2017 10:17:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) came out swinging Wednesday, publicly criticizing two members of his own party: President Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. During Christie’s rounds on cable news early Wednesday morning, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked the governor whether he agreed with Trump’s decision last week to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of federal criminal contempt after disobeying a court order to stop targeting Latinos in his illegal alien sweeps. “My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look...
  • Chris Christie cradles nachos during faceoff with Cubs fan

    07/30/2017 4:04:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2017 | David K. Li
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got in the face of a Chicago Cubs fan in Milwaukee on Sunday — all while keeping an iron grip on his bowl of nachos. Christie was walking down the aisle, snack in hand, when he was razzed by a Cubs fan, according to footage tweeted by WISN. He got into a brief stare-off with the fan, faces about a foot apart, before Christie sarcastically told him: “You’re a big shot!”
  • Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

    07/23/2017 3:38:54 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 7.22.17
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.
  • Christie signs bill to create bathroom, other rights for transgender students

    07/22/2017 11:24:59 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 22, 2017 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON -- Transgender students at New Jersey's public schools were given new layers of protection under a bill that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Friday. The legislation (S3067/A4652) -- which takes effect immediately -- requires the state education commissioner to draft specific guidelines to help schools address "the needs" of transgender students and establish policies that "ensure a supportive and nondiscriminatory environment" for those students. Schools will be expressly told that they cannot force transgender students to use bathrooms or locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity. Instead, schools would be be mandated to provide "reasonable alternative arrangements...
  • Report: Trump didn't have a victory speech prepared on election night

    07/17/2017 8:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Axios ^ | July 17, 2017 | Shannon Vavra
    In his forthcoming book Devil's Bargain, Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green writes President Trump didn't have a victory speech prepared on election night, per the Daily Mail. Also on election night, Green writes, Trump became enraged when Chris Christie suggested that Barack Obama call his phone when he reached out to congratulate Trump — a move which contributed to their falling out. Christie's office says that's "complete fiction." Other nuggets: How Trump reportedly chewed out then-campaign manager Paul Manafort: After reports that his aides went on TV to reach Trump, Trump reportedly yelled "'Am I like a baby to you? I...
  • New poll shows Murphy has big lead over Guadagno in race to succeed Christie

    07/13/2017 2:21:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 12, 2017 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON -- The latest poll in the race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor shows Democratic nominee Phil Murphy with a commanding 27-point lead over Republican nominee Kim Guadagno -- though a majority of voters continue to say they don't know much about either candidate. The Monmouth University Poll, released Wednesday, found 53 percent of Garden State voters would choose Murphy, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany, while 26 percent would pick Guadagno, the state's lieutenant governor.
  • [CT Gov] Malloy: Christie a bully for closing the beaches

    07/07/2017 6:58:30 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 10 replies
    Danbuiry News Times (Hearst) ^ | 07/06/2017 | Neil Vigdor
    A political line has been drawn in the sand this summer, with the governors of Connecticut and New Jersey taking opposite sides on whether to keep state beaches open during a budget impasse — and throwing shade at each other. Connecticut still has no budget agreement, but Democrat Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order last week to avert a government shutdown and keep state beaches and parks open for now. Contrast that with Republican Chris Christie, who basked in the sunshine with his family at a New Jersey state beach over the weekend that was closed to the public...
  • Christie ends shutdown, but beach pictures left an imprint

    07/04/2017 4:23:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 54 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 4, 2017 3:30 am | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, by his own admission, entered lame-duck territory on Tuesday, signing his final budget after a bruising three-day state government shutdown that included a viral photo of him lounging on a state beach that was closed to the public because of a budget impasse. The two-term Republican governor signed the $34.7 billion budget early Tuesday and sounded an unapologetic tone over the aerial photos snapped by NJ.com that showed him at the state governor’s residence at Island Beach State Park. The pictures sparked a global reaction: countless memes featuring a Photoshopped cutout of Christie...