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  • Chris Christie declines White House chief of staff role

    12/14/2018 10:47:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday, making him the latest high-profile candidate who's no longer in the running for the influential post. Christie and President Trump reportedly met Thursday evening to discuss the role of replacing John Kelly, who will be departing as chief of staff by the end of the year. “It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff,” Christie wrote in a statement shared by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times on Friday. “However, I’ve...
  • Trump considering Christie, Bondi for attorney general

    11/08/2018 8:12:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 8, 2018 | Jeremy Diamond and Sarah Westwood
    President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said. Trump fired Sessions on Wednesday without immediately naming a replacement, instead installing Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Christie, a former US attorney, could face similar calls to the ones Sessions faced to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation given his role as a prominent 2016 campaign surrogate for Trump. Christie was initially considered as a contender for the attorney general position during the...
  • (NJ) The gas tax was just raised, and it could keep going up

    09/05/2018 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.04.18 | Samantha Marcus
    New Jersey's gas tax is going up this fall for the second time in two years. And all indications are that it is going to keep going up, an industry expert says. And up. And up. Gas tax collections have fallen behind for two years now, precipitating Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to announce Thursday that it is raising the motor fuel tax 4.3 cents, bringing state taxes on a gallon of gasoline sold in New Jersey to 41.4 cents -- the ninth-highest of any state. This follows a whopping 23-cent-per-gallon increase passed by the state Legislature and signed into law...
  • Gov. Christie Scolds ABC’s ‘Disrespect’ of McCain With Focus on Trump

    09/02/2018 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 2, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    While there were some overtly political statements targeting President Trump at the memorial service for Senator John McCain at the National Cathedral on Saturday, much more of the service was focused on McCain’s life. And since the liberal media is the liberal media, they wanted to opine ad nauseam about how President Trump wasn’t invited. But during Sunday’s This Week, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie scolded his colleagues for putting the focus on Trump instead of McCain. After letting ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega and commentator Cokie Roberts prattle on about Trump’s absence from the service, fill-in host...
  • Trump 'unfit' for office and Republicans should urge him to quit, says ex-N.J. Gov. Christie Whitman

    08/19/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Coleus · 94 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 07.23.18 | Matt Arco
    President Donald Trump's interaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "disaster,"  "detrimental to the country" and the strongest evidence yet that "the president (should) step down."Those are the words of former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, a Republican, who penned a blistering op-ed in the Los Angeles Times this weekend calling on fellow GOPers to put country over party and dump Trump."In this election year, opposing Trump is risky for GOP candidates," Whitman wrote. "Invoking the need to choose country over party is an overused trope. But it is essential now." The piece was a reaction to Trump's refusal last week...
  • Christie at Morris GOP Breakfast: ‘We Can’t Live in Yesteryear’

    07/20/2018 10:11:42 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | July 17, 2018 | Fred Snowflack
    Chris Christie has kept a low public persona since leaving the Statehouse six months ago, but with Democrats making much noise in his home county of Morris, the former governor couldn’t stay silent. “You’ve got till Labor Day to fall in love with Jay Webber,” Christie said at a Republican “unity breakfast” Tuesday morning at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes. Webber just survived a contentious primary to win the GOP nomination to run for Congress in District 11. His Democratic opponent, Mikie Sherrill, already has a campaign warchest of more than $4 million. Zeroing in on what many see...
  • Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting

    05/14/2018 7:24:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state across the country, handing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) a major win to bolster his legacy. New Jersey has been fighting since 2010 to make sports wagering legal at racetracks and casinos in the state, but had repeatedly been blocked by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The Court ruled 7-2 that PASPA’s provisions prohibiting states from authorizing and licensing a sports gabling scheme violates the anti-commandeering rule. In delivering the opinion of the court, Justice Samuel Alito...
  • Chris Christie: James Comey's Hubris Is 'Extraordinary'

    04/15/2018 1:07:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News This Week to discuss his former boss’s new book, A Higher Loyalty. When Christie served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, former FBI Director James Comey was his boss at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the past, Christie has shed positive light on Comey’s leadership style and his integrity. According to Gov. Christie, at one point in their relationship Comey said to him, "Chris, its much harder to hate up close.” On that comment, Christie said “It's one of the smartest things anybody...
  • Christie: If Trump uses ‘hyperbolic’ style with Mueller it could send him to jail

    04/01/2018 9:56:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday warned that President Trump's "hyperbolic" style could have consequences if he testifies for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. "One of the things that makes the president who he is is that he's a salesman, and salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic," Christie said during a panel on ABC's "This Week." "That’s OK when you’re working on Congress. It is not OK when you’re sitting talking to federal agents because, 18 U.S.C. 1001 is false statements to federal agents, that's a crime, that can send you to jail." Christie also...
  • Christie: ‘There Could Be’ a Legal Issue with Stormy Daniels Payment

    03/12/2018 9:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said “there could be” a legal issue with the alleged $130,000 President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. When asked if there a legal issue with the payment Christie said, “There could be. He continued, “You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. Was Michael Cohen reimbursed for this? If he was, from whom? Did he pay for himself? If he paid himself, what are the campaign implications? There’s all kinds of issues...
  • Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

    01/30/2018 7:49:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | Updated 8:16 AM; Posted Jan 29, 5:44 PM | Matt Arco and Susan K. Livio
    Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss it publicly.Christie will return in the evening to comment on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The former governor is a longtime Trump friend and fellow Republican. …
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

    01/15/2018 7:20:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NHPR ^ | January 15, 2018 | NHPR
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose popularity soared during his first term but then fell from grace, leaves office Tuesday. 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 "tell-it-like-it-is" politician. But the Bridgegate scandal, a losing campaign for president and a day spent on a closed beach during a government shutdown left him with the lowest approval ratings for any governor in New Jersey history. In Christie's first year, a YouTube video of a press conference went viral when...
  • Chris Christie's final acts: Bills he made law and killed, from drones to circus animals

    01/15/2018 7:14:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Susan K. Livio and Brent Johnson
    On his last full day in office, Gov. Chris Christie cleared his desk of 150 pieces of legislation Monday. The state Assembly and Senate rushed to approve a long list of bills in the last month before the two-year session ended on Jan. 9. Christie had to decide before he left office on noon Tuesday whether he would sign the pile of legislation on his desk, or do nothing and let it expire — also known as a "pocket veto." Among the many bill signings, Christie endorsed regulating the use of drones, disbanding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
  • You'll miss me, Jersey! And with that, Chris Christie's just getting warmed up

    01/07/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Matt Arco
    The first time I asked Gov. Chris Christie a question we were 2,000 miles from New Jersey. I was a year into my first newspaper job in southeast New Mexico. Christie, just eight months into his first term, was there to stump for Susana Martinez's campaign for governor. Noting the candidate's law-and-order record, Christie played up the Jersey shtick that worked so well for him. "We invented pay-to-play," Christie joked to a crowd that treated him like a celebrity. And then I asked the unoriginal question he'd gotten plenty already: You here to lay the groundwork for a presidential run?
  • Christie: Kushner 'deserves the scrutiny' in Mueller probe

    12/19/2017 6:14:30 PM PST · by usafa92 · 34 replies
    Nj.com ^ | 12/19/2017 | Susan Livio
    Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday said Jared Kushner "deserves to be scrutinized" in the Russia collusion probe because President Trump's son-in-law attended the transition team meetings in question as a senior adviser. Asked during an interview with MSNBC whether Kushner, whose father Christie prosecuted and jailed when he was U.S. attorney, deserves to be scrutinized by the special counsel investigation, Christie didn't hesitate in his response: Of course, he said.
  • (NJ) Greetings from Asbury Park: Guadagno campaign doomed from the start

    11/27/2017 6:14:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 11.07.17 | Paul Mulshine
    -snip- At the bottom were all the local candidates. But at the top was the presidential candidate of whom the lieutenant governor had said a month earlier, "While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Donald Trump" in reaction to those "Access Hollywood" tapes. In the early evening, as Guadagno was shmoozing the crowd, that might have looked like a safe stance. All of the networks were predicting a Clinton victory. By morning, however, Republicans awoke to find themselves in a new era, one for which Guadagno was uniquely ill-suited. Her attack on Trump had alienated...
  • Chris Christie Would Have Made A Better Attorney General Than Jeff Sessions

    11/18/2017 3:29:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 99 replies
    nj.com ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Paul Mulshine
    Chris Christie refrained from saying "I told you so" when he introduced Ivanka Trump at an appearance earlier this week. He had every right to, especially when it comes to the recent developments concerning his old rival Jeff Sessions. During the presidential campaign last year, the governor of New Jersey and the then-Senator from Alabama were among the first Republicans to back Donald Trump who said Christie would make "a great attorney general". Christie lost out to Sessions, who has spent the past year trying to win a place among the worst cabinet picks ever. Sessions hadn't made it through...
  • You'll never guess who Chris Christie criticized on the eve of the election

    11/06/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 6, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- On the eve of the election that will determine who will replace him, Republican Gov. Chris Christie wasn't lobbing any political bombs at the Democratic candidate. Instead, he took aim at his own mentor. Christie accused former Gov. Tom Kean of revisionist history when talking about his own state budget while defending Republican candidate for governor Kim Guadagno at a campaign event on Saturday. He suggested that Kean's state budgets weren't as frugal as the former governor let on.
  • Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

    10/18/2017 11:27:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House. Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama’s foray into two states won’t be a one-and-done. He is planning more public appearances as the year closes, and preparation for the 2018 midterm elections begins. […] Obama is hoping to sway voters in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial...