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Christie: Taxes from weed is 'blood money'

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The Chris Christie town hall: A look inside the viral video machine

Chris Christie's is back on his home court.

After a six-month hiatus during which he travelled the world and saw his presidential prospects rise and …

Critics in G.O.P. Say Chris Christie Is in a ‘Bubble’

He does not return phone calls. He does not ask for support. He arrives late for meetings. And he acts as if he has all the time in the world.

The complaints have piled up for weeks, dismaying many longtime supporters of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and sending others into the arms of his …

Christie discloses presidential platform for the first time

CONCORD — Gov. Chris Christie gave the first glimpse of what he'd do if Americans elected him to the White House while speaking to New Hampshire …


A quieter Chris Christie emerges in Iowa, hoping to find a path to 2016

[The Washington Post] WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A man claiming to be the brash-talking governor of New Jersey showed up at a gathering of Republicans …


New Jersey Paid Fees To Mary Pat Christie's Firm After State Investment Was Terminated

When the New Jersey pension system terminated a $150 million investment in a fund called Angelo, Gordon & Co. in 2011, that did not close the books …

New Jersey

Jon Stewart Tackles Chris Christie’s ‘Pig Problem’ (No, Not What You’re Thinking)

Jon Stewart opened tonight’s Daily Show tackling Chris Christie‘s “pig problem.” (And good God, no, it is not what you’re thinking…)See, Christie is …


Governor Christie, once an estimated 200 pounds overweight, appears to have taken off at least half those excess pounds in the 21 months since he had Lap-Band surgery, according to experts, a victory many see as essential if he intends to make a 2016 bid for the White House.

William Howard Taft, the heaviest president in history, grew so tired of being ridiculed about his weight that he told his physician to put him on a …


There But for the Grace of God Goes Christie

In the beginning, Gov. Chris Christie’s Catholicism was a personal affair.When he was famously asked in 2011 why he sends his four kids to Catholic …


Chris Christie Just Exposed His Entire Party's Deceitful Voter Suppression Plan

Every now and again a Republican state party operative or elected official will drop the ruse and admit that the purpose of state-level voter …


Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly - EPIC Interview over White Privilege [UNEDITED] [EXTENDED Interview]

Chris Christie's Millions

With gubernatorial elections looming in 36 states, Gov. Chris Christie has so far helped to raise $90 million for the Republican Governors …

Chris Christie's Appearance At NAACP Event Angers Some Delegates

WASHINGTON -- Some NAACP delegates were furious that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was invited to speak at the state conference's annual membership event on Saturday, saying Christie's appearance was merely for show, The Star-Ledger reports.

In his first address to the organization since he …


Christie and Clinton Just Began Their 2016 Fight For Pennsylvania

When Gov. Chris Christie travels the country campaigning for candidates, he's usually the warm-up act at rallies — he bashes the opponent, rallies …

2016 U.S. Elections

Gov. Christie embarrassed by property tax figures, so he erases them: Editorial

The property tax burden grew three times faster under this governor than under the previous one.

Property Tax

Christie's Surprise Iowa Campaign Stop

Gov. Chris Christie found another reason to go to Iowa.

Christie made his second of three scheduled trips to Iowa this campaign cycle on Friday for an …

Christie's dominance over his obedient GOP flock: Moran

Gov. Christie forces another embarrassing reversal by Republicans in the Legislature, this time over a simple budget reform

Republican Party

Christie's Not in New Jersey Much — But When He Is, He Gets Around

Smack in the middle of an eight-state, seven-day barnstorming tour for Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates, Gov. Chris Christie …

Public Broadcasters

Federal GWB Probe Finds No Christie Link Thus Far: Sources

The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered …


With Eye on 2016, Christie Resists Climate Change Plan

WASHINGTON — As Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey explores a 2016 presidential campaign, he is under growing pressure from his State Legislature to rejoin a regional cap-and-trade program that would limit New Jersey’s carbon emissions — and likely hurt his chances for the Republican nomination.

Mr. …

Christie Administration, Unions Battling Over Hedge Fund Fees, Contributions

Union leader urges Treasury to complete pay-to-play probe, questions investment with firm whose principals donated to RNC

Conflicts of Interest

Chris Christie on Carolina swing as RGA chairman today

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Chris Christie is embarking on his swing through the Carolinas today.

Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors …

Between February and August of 2011, all three major Wall Street ratings agencies lowered New Jersey's credit rating by one step over concerns about how much debt the state was carrying and how much it owed the public employee pension system.

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Between February and August of 2011, all three major Wall Street ratings agencies lowered New …

Romney Helps Christie Settle Bridgegate Debt

Tonight, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets his footnote in the Bridgegate saga.Romney is hosting a fundraiser for the New …


New Jersey’s credit rating has been downgraded more under Chris Christie than any other governor - The Washington Post

New Jersey’s bond rating was downgraded Friday, its second downgrade this year and the seventh since Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, a state record.

Fitch Ratings, which issued the latest downgrade, said the state’s decision to cut pensions to make up for underperforming revenue was one reason …

New Jersey

Chris Christie, on Mexico Tour, Unplugs the Amplifier

MEXICO CITY — He has not scolded. Nor mocked. Nor lectured.

Not anyone. Not once.

Here in Mexico, at his formal public appearances, he is Chris Christie the polite, Chris Christie the diplomat, Chris Christie the careful.

Which has invited an inevitable question: On his way to Latin America, had the …

Christie: Putin Would Not Mess With Me Like He Does With Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) reportedly assured a room of GOP activists recently that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't dare treat him …

Liberal News

Christie asks judge to dismiss case on pension funding cuts

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is asking a state judge to dismiss a flurry of lawsuits challenging a budget veto that reduced funding for public …

Christie Studies Foreign Affairs for a 2016 Test

A few days after Russian forces invaded Crimea, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was asked at a confidential meeting of Republican activists how he would have handled the situation differently from President Obama.

It was not, according to several of those in attendance, a tough or unexpected …