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  • With Iowa team on board, Christie plans caucus campaign blitz

    09/30/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 23 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | September 29, 2015, 2:17 pm | Erin Murphy, Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES ó Chris Christie says he is serious about performing well in Iowa as he seeks the Republican nomination for president. Christie, the New Jersey governor who to this point has spent far more time campaigning in nearby New Hampshire than fellow early voting state Iowa, said during a media event Tuesday that he plans to spend more time campaigning here. Christie, who has languished in the bottom tier of most Iowa polls on the GOP race, made the promise after announcing the endorsements of a group of Iowa Republican activists and donors, including agribusiness leader Bruce Rastetter and...
  • Panic in Bushworld: Rubio now most likely GOP nominee in predictions market

    09/29/2015 7:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 29, 2015 | Allahpundit
    The funniest part of this story isn’t that they’re obsessing over an online predictions website. The funniest part is that Jeb’s standing in that market really might be the best argument they have left to donors to stay aboard while this ship drifts aimlessly towards Iowa and New Hampshire. If PredictIt is for Jeb, who can be against him? Except PredictIt isn’t for Jeb anymore. For the past week, Jeb Bush’s campaign advisers have been using a new data point to convince nervous donors that he’s still the candidate to beat: Bush’s lead in the political prediction markets. Just one...
  • Chris Christie is still gridlocked by Bridgegate scandal two years later (Odd how media missed this)

    Itís been exactly two years since the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey caused a traffic apocalypse Ė and Governor Chris Christie still seems stuck in the jam it created. After costing the jobs of multiple state functionaries, the ever-expanding scandal Ė inevitably nicknamed Bridgegate Ė claimed its biggest scalp so far on Tuesday, with the resignation of the CEO of United Airlines. The United executive, Jeff Smisek, had nothing to do with the lane closures. Instead he was caught up in a federal investigation the scandal kicked off into the dealings of the...
  • Chris Christie Tells NJ National Guard Leader to Lose Weight

    09/22/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/22/2015 | NBC News
    Gov. Chris Christie wants the leader of New Jersey's National Guard to shape up. The Republican governor has given Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations. The action comes after Christie's staff told The Washington Post that the governor was unaware the general had been reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests.
  • GOP 2016 hopefuls split over Trump's Muslim controversy

    09/19/2015 12:39:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond and Tom LoBianco
    Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)óRepublican presidential hopefuls were split Friday amid the fallout from Donald Trump not taking issue with a man who, during a campaign event, called President Barack Obama a Muslim and said Muslims are "a problem in this country." Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz refused to criticize Trump or say whether they believe Obama is a Christian, instead slamming reporters for asking about the incident. Jindal said it wasn't a candidate's "role" to correct a questioner -- but also said he would have pointed out the U.S.'s anti-discrimination values. And Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush emphatically...
  • Chris Christie on false Obama claims at Trump rally: 'I wouldn't have permitted that'

    09/18/2015 9:48:19 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    Today Show ^ | 09/18/2015 | Eun Kyung Kim
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says GOP front-runner Donald Trump must decide "how serious a candidate he wants to be," after failing to correct a questioner who said President Obama was a Muslim and not a U.S. citizen. "I wouldn't have permitted that," Christie responded when asked how he would have handled the same situation. "I would correct him. I'd say that the president's a Christian and he was born in this country. Those two things are self-evident." Thursday night in New Hampshire, in front of about 3,000 fans, the first questioner told Trump, "We have a problem in this...
  • Trump and Cruz on Hannity Tonight, 9:00 CDT

    09/17/2015 12:22:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    Fox News | 9/17/2015
    For those interested, Trump and Cruz will be on Hannity tonight. Also, Bush and Christie.
  • Governor Chris Christie Rips Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee for Defense of Jailed Christian Kim Davis

    09/08/2015 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/08/15 | Jim Hoft
    Chris Christie was on FOX and Friends Monday morning. He mocked Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee for their support of jailed Christian Court Clerk Kim Davis. Both Cruz and Huckabee will attend a protest outside the Rowan County jail on Monday. ďQuite frankly I donít think you should grandstand on this stuff. This is a serious issue. I donít know if sheís looking forward to a visit from Senator Cruz, or not. Weíll see. But the fact is, I donít think he should grandstand on this.Ē
  • KRISTOL: Republicans about to embark on fall romance with Ben Carson...

    09/06/2015 6:27:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | September 6, 2015 | Drudge
    Republicans have had an exciting summer fling with Donald Trump, and are about to embark on a fall romance with Ben Carson. It will be little delicate to unwind those relationships. But it will happen, I believeóprobably sooner rather than later (I'd bet against either Trump or Carson winning a primary). When it comes down to selecting a nominee, the GOP finalists are likely to come from a group encompassing Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush. One is a former CEO of a major high-tech company; two are impressive young senators...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might 'go nuclear' in next Debate

    09/01/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 31, 2015
    Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that he's considering going "nuclear" if he's relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. Christie's return to late-night TV comes as he's been struggling to gain momentum in the crowded Republican field in the summer polls. During the interview, Fallon, who often jokes about Christie during his monologue, pressed the...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might Ďgo nuclearí in next debate

    08/31/2015 11:54:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 12:14 AM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Chris Christie says heís thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on ďThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonĒ Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that heís considering going ďnuclearĒ if heís relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. ďStay tuned on Sept. 16th,Ē Christie told Fallon, ďWe may be changing tactics. You know, if I get to like 15 questions in a rowócount íem at homeóif I get to 15 in a row (where...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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"...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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

    06/04/2015 2:29:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 14 replies ^ | 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...