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Does New Jersey Play in Iowa?

Here’s some video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie telling a heckler to “sit down and shut up.” Now, where I come from – New York City, originally – this what’s known as “polite conversation.” But will Christie’s directness play when he gets out in the rest of the country to campaign for president? It’s hard from me… Continue Reading

Obama Gets It Right on the Quarantine

The White House was correct this weekend to pressure New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to change their short-sighted, misguided Ebola quarantine policies, which are more likely to harm than help the citizens of their states. President Obama, of course, has only himself to thank for the governors taking matters… Continue Reading

Romney to Campaign with Christie

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attend a fundraiser Thursday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a signal from Romney that he’s down with Christie despite not choosing him as a running mate and Christie’s embrace of President Obama in the days before the 2012 election. The fundraiser is not for Christie, it’s for the Republican… Continue Reading

Charge: Christie Knew About Lane Closings

The New York and New Jersey Port Authority official who oversaw the George Washington Bridge lane closing last year is charging that Gov. Chris Christie knew about the incident while it was ongoing, despite Christie’s denials, according to the New York Times. From the piece: In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David… Continue Reading

Christie Learns his Lesson About the Media

Journalists love a straight talker. They adore someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who lets his authenticity all hang out. But the media, Christie discovered this past week, love other things too. They love the storyline of building a politician up and then watching him plummet into a crevice of his own making. It’s… Continue Reading

Feds Probe Whether Christie Misused Sandy Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie misused federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds by creating ads that featured him and his family as he campaigned for reelection. The probe of the possible political use of the funds was in response to questions raised by Rep. Frank Pallone… Continue Reading

Christie Slams Obama . . . for Not Reining in Republicans

If you needed proof that Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is no conservative . . . Christie said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday that he sees “stuff” the GOP puts on the floor of Congress that “shocks” him, and he wishes President Obama would take a “leadership” role to corral those crazy Republicans and… Continue Reading

Six Reasons to Care About Obama’s Trip to Asbury Park

President Obama travels to Asbury Park, New Jersey today. Here’s why you should care: 1. It’s good that he’s doing it Yes, there is a legitimate reason for this trip. New Jersey suffered badly from the hit it took from Hurricane Sandy, and the president ought to go and show the nation’s concern and see… Continue Reading