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Governor Chris Christie

Supporters Wonder Whether Chris Christie's Tough Talk Will Help Him In 2016

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes ...

Ebola Is Good

Brian Rooney | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Rooney

The Ebola virus is the best thing to happen to American politicians in years. Ebola has done what neither war, climate change, nor economic meltdown have accomplished. It has united our politicians in action because Ebola is bad.

So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

Edward Wytkind | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.

Sam Levine

Chris Christie's Appearance At NAACP Event Angers Some Delegates

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some NAACP delegates were furious that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was invited to speak at the state conference's annual membersh...

Chris Christie's Professed Priorities

Duncan Hosie | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

In Christie's world, taxpayers cannot afford $7.5 million for women's reproductive health care. But these same taxpayers are on the hook for the $7 million bill of his Bridgegate defense lawyers, who charge $350 an hour.

Everybody Has an Opinion v.2.0

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

President Barack Obama is a deliberate man, and he will act decisively when the time is right. His words were steel from Europe on the execution of Steven Sotloff: "We will not forget. Our reach is long. Justice will be served." So buckle in for the long ride folks.

Chris Christie Tells Area Woman Who's The Boss, Gets Defensive About Use Of Springsteen Music

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

While responding to a constituent's questions about his use of Bruce Springsteen's music, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) seems to have taken the w...

This Is What John McCain Looks Like Dancing The 'Robot'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy

Sen. John McCain attended a fundraiser event in the Hamptons last weekend and partied on stage with host Jamie Foxx. At the Night of Legends bene...

Chris Christie's Image Has Yet To Recover In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) continues to struggle with his image in the state months after it was revealed that his aides intentionally created...

Legislative Probe Of Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Slows

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the G...

The Huffington Post Has A Strange Effect On Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has a unique way to make sure he Thrives: Try to avoid The Huffington Post. In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Bo...

Chris Christie Won't Comment On Supreme Court Cases -- But He Blasted One Last Year

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had plenty of words about the Supreme Court case that limited access to birth control coverage on Tuesday, but none...

Why Chris Christie's Focus On Key Issue Is Both Personal And Political

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — On no one's early list of issues likely to headline the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is the nation's "war on drugs." ...

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Falsely Claims Democrats Barred Anti-Abortion Speakers From Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) introduced himself to a gathering of social conservatives Friday, making his first appearance at the ...

Let NJ Transit's Trains Use PATH Tunnels to NYC

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Mark W. Schleisner

Ever since NJ Governor Christie cancelled funding for the Trans-Hudson ARC railroad tunnel to NY Penn Station, mass transit pundits seem to be at a lo...

Christie's Latest Obstacle Could Undercut Comeback Attempt

Politico | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MJ LEE | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Here’s how drastically Chris Christie’s political fortunes have turned: Bridgegate might not be his biggest problem. Just as the New Jersey gov...

Judge's Light Sentence for Convicted Rapist Sparks Outrage for the Legal Community

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The line between what is acceptable and what is not as it pertains to shaming in the legal arena is murky at best. In the interest of not just those in the legal profession, but more importantly victims and the accused, it is time we get some clarity on these issues.

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Christie Scandal Still Causing Headaches

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

A New Jersey legislative committee has ordered current and former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of N...

Serving Up a Christie Town Hall: Never Hand-Picked, But Always 'Curated'

Tom Davis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Davis

You don't get the charisma of Reagan, or the tearful warmth of a visit with Oprah or Ellen. None of that witty, soft stuff ever mattered with Gov. Chris Christie, the working class hero's governor, anyway.

That Name Sounds Familiar

John Llewellyn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
John Llewellyn

To Americans of a certain age, the law firm that recently claimed to exonerate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the Bridgegate Affair should sound a tad familiar: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Randy Mastro Strikes Out

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

You know that you've failed when a Republican like Joseph Scarborough, host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe, says on his program that Randy Mastro, the so-called "independent" lawyer investigating Gov. Christie's bridge-closing scandal, sounded like Baghdad Bob at his press conference Thursday, and the political writer, Al Hunt -- also on the show -- said Mastro could have served as "Putin's lawyer." What will Christie do for his follow-up? One thing is for clear -- the woman in the George Washington Bridge scandal, Bridget Kelly, the sender of the traffic tie-up demand, is now in the crosshairs of the Mastro-led counterattack.

Christie: Internal Investigation or Client Advocacy?

Michael D. Celock | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Michael D. Celock

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's million dollar internal investigation of Bridgegate has determined that the governor did not know what was going on and did not authorize the lane closures. But the report raises more questions than answers.

'Then They Fight You' -- Why The 1 Percent Is In Full Panic Mode

Will Bunch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

In the last few months, we've seen something truly amazing happen. The 1 percent is in "they fight you" mode, in some of the crudest terms possible. They are attacking the movement for equity in the country, and -- at least rhetorically, for now -- they want to burn it.

Ex-Chris Christie Aides Resist Judge's Subpoena

Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov...