Chris Christie

A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose popularity soared during his first term but then fell from grace, leaves office Tuesday.<p>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 …

Elections

Trump congratulates new leaders of Virginia, New Jersey

PoliticsMore>><p>Posted:Monday, January 15 2018 6:14 AM EST2018-01-15 11:14:27 GMT<p>President Donald Trump called the new governors of Virginia and New …

New Jersey

Bipartisan NJ lawmakers send letter to Zinke protesting offshore drilling

A bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers are protesting against Trump administration's proposal to allow more offshore drilling projects in the …

Bob Menendez

Christie pardons 25, commutes sentence of convicted murder

Top StoriesNew Jersey Top StoriesMore>><p>Crews battle fire at abandoned Newark warehouse<p>Updated:Saturday, January 13 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-01-13 …

Weather

'Sit down and shut up': The best of Chris Christie's 8 years

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves centre stage this week, but don’t expect him to sit down and shut up any time soon.<p>The …

Elections

Trump calls Murphy, talks 'commitment' to infrastructure

President Donald Trump called New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Sunday, two days before he is set to take office as the state's 56th governor, according to statement from the White House and Murphy’s transition team.<p>The two discussed infrastructure on the call, which Trump placed to congratulate …

Donald Trump

Pardons a 'life-changer,' allow a 'new chapter,' recipients say

Brandon Fregm was sitting with his family in Brogue, Pennsylvania, Friday night when the 30-year-old got the phone call that he said will allow him …

New Jersey

This candidate wants to keep LoBiondo's seat in Republican hands

WASHINGTON -- Former FBI agent Robert Turkavage, a two-time unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate, has become the first Republican to try to succeed …

New Jersey

How Murphy can make N.J. more affordable | Opinion

<b>By John Farmer Jr.</b><p>It's become a ritual of gubernatorial transition in New Jersey: the incoming governor expresses "shock" at the dismal state of New …

New Jersey

Christie's top lawyer survived Bridgegate, fought opioids and is now talking about it

Christopher Porrino was five days from starting his new job as chief counsel to the governor of New Jersey in January 2014 when the call came telling …

New Jersey

A Philadelphia mom became a global gun rights icon — and she's pushing the GOP into unfamiliar territory

• <b>Single mother Shaneen Allen has become the face of concealed carry gun rights at the federal level, and has argued for it as a civil rights issue.</b>• <b><br>Republican lawmakers, usually in favor of gun rights, have found themselves arguing for the federal government's position over states rights in Allen's</b> …

Guns

President Trump's Sh*thole Comment? It Really Does Not Matter

If there is something we as Right aisle-sitters learned from the 2016 presidential campaign, it’s that anything goes when it comes to Donald J. Trump.<p>…

Conservative View

Christie issues 26 clemency orders, pardons campaign donor and vocal supporter

Gov. Chris Christie issued 26 clemency orders Friday, pardoning a reliable campaign donor and another man who’d been one of his biggest supporters on the campaign trail. Christie also commuted the sentence of a woman convicted of murder and pardoned numerous people of gun crimes, including a …

Elections

Oregon now requires people to pump their own gas — and some New Jerseyans are freaking out

• <b>Since 1951, Oregon and New Jersey have been the only two US states to require gas station attendants to pump people's gas.</b>• <b><br>As of January 1, Oregon residents are now required to do it themselves.</b>• <b><br>Some New Jersey residents aren't taking the news so well, fearing their state could be next on the</b> …

Business

What will happen when Trump's babysitters go home?

So Michael Wolff wrote a book about Donald Trump. Perhaps you've heard about it?<p>The internet spent a few days pointing and laughing at the more extraordinary claims about Trump's behavior (including some the book didn't actually make), and then settled down to the serious business of figuring out …

Donald Trump

Christie doles out 26 last-minute pardons

Gov. Chris Christie issued 26 pardons for people convicted of crimes in New Jersey in a last-ditch declaration made after 9 p.m. on a Friday at the …

New Jersey

Redd hired for $275K state job a week after Legislature passes bill to pad her pension

CAMDEN — One week after the state Legislature passed a bill that would allow former Camden Mayor Dana Redd back into the pension system, an obscure university governing board hired her as its CEO at an annual salary of $275,000.<p>If the bill, NJ S3620 (16R), is signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie …

Government

Garfield Police: Robbers shrink wrap victim to chair, take money

CLOSE<p>A Liberty State Park clean up moves forward, Chris Christie signs a $3 Billion tax credit incentive for Amazon and learn how to photograph food …

Crime

Here’s Where US Attorneys Stand on Cannabis Enforcement

Don’t expect Jeff Sessions’ undoing of the Cole memo to unleash a nationwide crackdown. By rescinding Justice Department guidelines that encouraged …

Cannabis Industry

Winners and Losers: The Week of Christie’s Last State of the State

It was a big week in New Jersey as the legislature reorganized, former Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto handed over his post to Speaker Craig Coughlin …

New Jersey Politics

NJ Transit Accused of Ignoring Rules, Hiding Official's Concerns

New Jersey Transit thwarted warnings about years-long safety issues and instructed its compliance chief to label his written concerns as confidential …

Republicans

Murphy rips NJ Transit for land purchase vote on MLK Day

Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Friday urged New Jersey Transit to postpone a hotly contested vote on whether to buy land on Hoboken's …

Business

New Jersey Promising Billions To Get Amazon Headquarters

<i>TRENTON, N.J. (AP)</i> — When it comes to the North American competition to attract Amazon’s second headquarters, New Jersey has put its cards on the …

Republicans

Murphy turns to Asbury Park for N.J.'s next education commissioner

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy announced Friday he's nominating the superintendent of Asbury Park schools to be New Jersey's next education commissioner -- …

Education

Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore Drilling Exemption Because Governor Asked Nicely

Faced with outrage following last week’s announcement that the Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling in most federal waters, Interior …

Ryan Zinke

BDS movement blasts 'desperate' Israel

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is fuming over the Israeli government’s publishing of a list of anti-Israel organizations whose …

Republicans

N.J. poised to ban elephants and other 'exotic' animal acts

New Jersey legislators have passed a bill that would ban exotic animals from circuses and fairs. If the bill becomes law, New Jersey would become the …

Republicans

Bill To Legalize Marijuana In NJ Introduced In New Session

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey governor-elect Phil Murphy doesn’t succeed Chris Christie until next week, but already his fellow Democrats have …

Cannabis

N.J. could have 2X the bears in 4 years without a hunt, officials warn

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's plan to halt the bear hunt could double the bear population by 2022, according to a report from state wildlife officials.<p>A …

New Jersey

Christie cements $5B tax subsidy to lure Amazon to N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie will end his second term in office with a Hail Mary pass, signing off on a long-shot offer of $5 billion in tax breaks to lure …

New Jersey