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  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...
  • Christie touting his conservative bona fides

    07/26/2015 3:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | July 26, 2015 | Melissa Hays, State House Bureau
    Governor Christie spent the past week on the campaign trail hitting key issues that are popular with the conservative voters who likely hold the key to his success as a Republican candidate for president. His tour through the early voting states, which includes return trips to New Hampshire and Iowa this week, comes as his campaign and a super PAC supporting his candidacy are spending a combined $1 million to run political ads nationally on Fox News that show Christie criticizing President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, just as the next round of horse-race polls are being conducted. The...
  • NH Primary Retail Politics Episode Ome

    07/04/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 5 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2015 | Jim Noble
    Fourth of July parade just ended. 81F and cloudy, fairly humid. We make the politicians go last. Lots of O'Malley and Sanders signs in the small Democrat section. One Hillary sign, holder ran by fast. Krispy Kreme came next, with about 40 sign holders. Walked down the double yellow line waving, eyes straight ahead. Looked like he couldn't wait to get away. I knew he was big, but OMG is he big. Surprised he made it up the last hill. Rubio was next. Shook every hand, selfies with every teenaged girl, kissed every baby. Looks young and vigorous. Hung around...
  • Why Chris Christie is smart to wave the white flag on gay marriage

    07/02/2015 10:48:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 2, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, many Republican 2016 candidates tacked to the right, vowing to fight for religious freedom next. Everyone from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee promised social conservatives they'd use their increasingly limited means to prevent religiously conservative government employees from being forced to issue same-sex marriage licenses, or to grant protections for religiously conservative wedding photographers from having to shoot a same-sex wedding. Let them fight over those folks, says Chris Christie. And he might be onto something. At a New Hampshire town hall Wednesday night, the New Jersey Republican...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats.
  • Christie betting 2016 presidential hopes on town halls, a strong suit, to connect with voters

    06/07/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. If Chris Christie runs for president, there's little doubt people will see plenty of the town halls the New Jersey governor is known for. That anything-goes format is his comfort zone, and voters tend to like it. Christie spent hours answering questions at two town hall-style events during the past week in South Carolina one planned, the other an impromptu session in the back room of a bar. He'll be doing the same in Iowa in the days ahead....
  • The coming Chris Christie boom

    05/27/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist
    Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire. Maybe the first debates will provide the Christie boom. Maybe he'll master the town halls in the Granite State. There's also a decent chance the boom will be fleeting. But if you write off Christie after his fall from front-runner status in 2013, you're making a mistake. By no definition is Chris Christie the current Republican front-runner. He hasn't led in a poll since last July. His RealClearPolitics polling average puts him in 7th...
  • Who Wins In A Supersized G.O.P. Presidential Nomination Race? (Guess who he means?)

    05/24/2015 2:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John McCarthy
    Why Chris Christie Will Be The Next POTUS A Super Tuesday Away From Double Digits The View From The U.S. Virgin IslandsThe eighteen Republicans running for president in 2016 are wise to try to make foreign policy the lead issue in the next POTUS election. Not because Hillary Clinton is especially vulnerable on Benghazi, but because what most people would consider to be her strong suit foreign policy due to her four years as Secretary of State is actually her biggest weakness. If you had to put one person from the United States in a locked room with...
  • Chris Christie in New Hampshire: Global warming is real

    05/08/2015 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Aliyah Frumin
    KEENE, New Hampshire At a country club here in the southern part of this crucial, early voting state, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke from some of his potential 2016 Republican presidential rivals, saying he believes in climate change and that humans have something to do with it. I think global warming is real. I dont think thats deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it, said Christie. He added, however, that there needs to be more discussion about the degree to which humans play a role.
  • Could Chris Christie appoint himself to the US Senate? Yes, he can

    04/02/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | April 2, 2015 | Domenico Montanaro, NPR
    Thought exercise: What if the indictment of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez ... could once again potentially place an appointment of a U.S. senator in the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? To trigger this scenario, Menendez, who was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges, would first have to step down or be convicted. Menendez has given no indication he's going anywhere. Then again, stranger things have happened. Consider why Christie might want to think about appointing himself IF a Senate seat were to be vacated: 1.He's term-limited as governor. He can't run again after serving two consecutive terms; and 2.His...
  • Why Won't Rand Paul and Chris Christie Take a Position on Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law?

    04/01/2015 10:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Danny Vinik
    Nearly a week since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), igniting a nationwide debate about whether the controversial law invites discrimination based on sexual orientation, most potential Republican presidential candidates have taken the opportunity to bolster their conservative credentials. "Governor Pence has done the right thing," said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Monday. I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a written statement. Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the...
  • Every 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful Owns Guns BUT Bush & Christie

    04/01/2015 12:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | April 1, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Every 2016 GOP presidential hopeful except Jeb Bush and New Jersey Chris Christie (R) own guns, and lots of them. Between the 15 noteworthy contenders there are at least 40 guns privately owned, and these include Senator Ted Cruzs (R-TX) .357 Magnum and shotgun, Senator Lindsey Grahams (R-SC) AR-15, former Governor Rick Perrys (R-TX) jogging gun, the revolver Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he bought for protection in 2010, and Governor Bobby Jindals (R) Smith & Wesson .38 Special, among others. Yet according to The Washington Post, pro-illegal immigration candidate Jeb Bush does not own one gun, nor does Governor...
  • So Far, Christie Silent on Indianas Religious Freedom Laws

    03/31/2015 5:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Politicker New Jersey ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kevin B. Sanders
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence swatted a hornets nest when he signed a bill that detractors say would allow Hoosier State businesses to deny services to gay and lesbian couples. Amid threats to boycott Indiana businesses and cancel conventions, Pence is, according to news reports, working with legislators to amend the law and clarify that it does not promote discrimination. Already, Salesforce.com said it would cancel its corporate travel there and hometown hero Bill Oesterle, the CEO of Angies Lista Republican who chaired Pences predecessor Mitch Daniels 2004 race said that his crowd sourcing recommendation company will scuttle a deal with...
  • Cruz is in; what's Chris Christie waiting for?

    03/22/2015 10:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Arizona Central | March 22, 2015 | Bob Jordan, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/22/cruz-is-in-whats-chris-christie-waiting-for/25206955/
  • Its 1979 in America

    03/20/2015 1:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Notre Dame & St Mary's Observer ^ | March 20, 2015 | Nicole O'Toole
    This year I took the SMC Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where we heard from many conservatives who were all on the 2015 CPAC Straw Poll in which we participated. The top five winners were Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush. Paul was a hit with the large number of young people at CPAC. He said, We do a great job defending the Second Amendment, but we have to defend the whole Bill of Rights we should have speedy trials. He went on to talk about Kalief Browder who was accused...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits Chris Christie to Push Firearm Confiscation Laws

    03/18/2015 8:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 18, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 18, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) to discuss new firearm confiscation laws for the state. In August, Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)the gun control group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kellybegan pushing temporary confiscation as part of its bid to find something that would resonate with the American people and give the group some traction. At that time, the Arizona Republic reported that ARS was pushing for Gun Violence Restraining Orders which would authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight...
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldnt be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldnt be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday hes not dissuaded. Is the election...
  • After companies create jobs, NJ cuts funds for tax breaks

    02/18/2015 6:16:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.17.15 | HUGH R. MORLEY
    As the state pours billions of dollars in business tax breaks into programs aimed at strengthening New Jerseys struggling economy, it has put the brakes on another incentive program, leaving hundreds of companies without promised payments that could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Seeking to balance the state budget over the last few years, the Christie administration and the Legislature have each slashed funding for the Business Employment Incentive Program, commonly referred to as BEIP, eliminating payments to companies that were promised annual income tax rebate checks in return for moving to New Jersey or expanding here....
  • Man, 72, faces 10 years in prison for antique pistol: Beware of New Jersey

    02/17/2015 8:39:57 AM PST · by redreno · 59 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/17/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Gordon Van Gilder, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher in New Jersey, faces a 10-year prison sentence for possessing an unloaded 18th-century flintlock pistol in his car. Mr. Van Gilder, a collector of 18th-century memorabilia, said he had the gun unloaded and wrapped in a cloth in the glove compartment of his vehicle when he was pulled over in November by a Cumberland County sheriffs deputy for a minor traffic violation, according to a video posted last week by NRA News. After consenting to a search of his vehicle, Mr. Van Gilder said he alerted the deputy of the pistol in his...
  • Flintlock from 1700s could land elderly NJ man in prison

    02/18/2015 4:05:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A retired teacher is facing 10 years in prison and the loss of his state pension for possessing a flintlock pistol that may not have been fired since George Washington was alive, his attorney told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. In a case that underscores the Garden State's strict gun laws, Gordon Van Gilder, a retired English teacher and collector of historical items, has been charged with criminal possession of a handgun and faces up to 10 years in prison. If the 72-year-old is convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years and the pension Van Gilder earned as...
  • Krispy Kreme Accidentally Advertises "KKK Wednesday"

    02/16/2015 5:57:59 PM PST · by rightistight · 35 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/16/15 | Aurelius
    Krispy Kreme has accidentally advertised a "KKK Wednesday" for one of their stores this coming February 18th. The mistake is in between lighter topics, such as "Young at Heart Coffee Morning" on February 16th and "Balloon Madness" on February 20th. "KKK Wednesday" likely stands for "Krispy Kreme Klub," but most businesses do not come close to the extremely bad connotations of a "KKK" acronym. Here is a picture of the ad, which was still up at the time this article was written: The ad was posted by Krispy Kreme to its UK Facebook page.
  • Henry Kissinger Chooses Jeb Bush: Sources

    02/10/2015 1:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ken Kurson
    On Wednesday night, several dozen people with the means to attend an event so pricey its invitation doesnt list an expected contribution will gather in the Park Avenue apartment of Henry and Marie-Jose Kravis to meet Jeb Bush and add to the quickly filling coffers of Right to Rise, the PAC set up to aid Mr. Bushs presidential ambitions. The affair will be co-chaired by Mr. Kravis colleagues at KKR, including Ken Mehlman, who managed George W. Bushs 2004 campaign and later became chairman of the Republican National Committee. This is the second event Mr. Kravis, a coveted GOP donor...
  • Can Christie get right with the right? Iowa summit offers a test

    01/23/2015 7:45:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 23, 2015 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    DES MOINES, Iowa - For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grassroots. At least eight likely candidates will give their pitches to 1,500 conservative activists at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, trying to seduce the people who pack a punch in the GOP caucuses, where the first votes of the party's nominating process are scheduled to be cast in a little over a year. "This is the kickoff to the caucus season," said Cody Hoefert, the Rock City...
  • Atlantic City bankruptcy possible as Christie names manager

    01/22/2015 1:26:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 3:39 PM EST | Wayne Parry
    In naming an emergency manager for Atlantic City on Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left the door open for the seaside gambling resort to file for bankruptcy if it cant get its finances under control. The Republican governor and likely presidential candidate appointed a corporate turnaround specialist as the citys emergency manager, and tabbed the man who led Detroit through its municipal bankruptcy as his assistant. Corporate finance consultant Kevin Lavin will have broad powers over Atlantic Citys finances and operations. Kevyn Orr, who helped lead Detroit through a financial crisis, will serve as special counsel to Lavin. Christie...
  • What America thinks about potential presidential candidates

    01/08/2015 5:29:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Jesse Broadt
    Hillary Clinton is still receiving the majority of attention among Democrats with regard to the presidential nominations, despite the fact that her chances of becoming Mrs. President are slim to none. However, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is still in the circle of limelight as well, although her chances are only marginally better than those of the former first lady. Republicans, on the other hand have a wide open field that includes candidates new and old alike. Interesting statistics Sixty-six percent of registered voters across all political parties believe Republicans should seek a fresh candidate for 2016, while 42 percent of...
  • Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

    12/22/2014 2:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Megan Murphy
    It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election day, the 2016 campaign is already rich with storylines as candidates hone their messages and handshakes for the gruelling primary schedule ahead. Will voters warm to another contest between Americas two modern political dynasties in Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush? Or will other, less well-known candidates capitalise on unrest in the US over its widening economic and social fault lines and growing disquiet over its role as the worlds policeman? For Republicans, the field will be...
  • Christie calls on House GOP to compromise

    11/17/2014 1:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WREX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a rare Capitol Hill appearance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to embrace compromise and common ground as they shift to a governing role following their party's midterm rout. The Republican governor, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential bid, addressed newly elected House Republicans and their spouses during a closed-door orientation luncheon inside the Capitol. The often-outspoken Christie declined to answer questions from reporters afterward, but attendees said offered a distinctly bipartisan tone. "He did talk about compromise and finding common ground," said incoming Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J....
  • 14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme

    11/12/2014 12:55:33 AM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 11, 2014 | Kristin Hunt
    As Chris Rock once surmised, Krispy Kreme is basically crack. The doughnuts, whether original glazed or stuffed with raspberry jelly, have had us hooked for 74 years, and were not looking to quit anytime soon. To better understand our dependency, we decided to look into the history of this doughnut empire. It involves pizza. And rap beef.
  • How Does Ted Cruz Fit Into Tuesday's Big GOP Win? (Where do you think they're going with this?)

    11/08/2014 5:03:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rebecca Nelson
    Compared to his 2016 peers, he's on rocky footing going into primary season.Tuesday's GOP victory doesn't guarantee the party's success in 2016. But the race, which began as soon as AP called the midterms for the party, has steeled a few Republicans angling for presidential bids. One likely contender, however, already appears to be behind: Ted Cruz. The Texas senator certainly had a good election night. His party won a majority in the Senate, and he appeared on CNN and Fox News soon after the victory became clear to talk about the GOP's legislative plans with its newfound power. But...
  • Christie builds Iowa base

    10/25/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to the early presidential caucus state of Iowa on Saturday where he is slated to speak at two events. The potential 2016 Republican presidential contender is scheduled to speak at a luncheon for Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) annual pheasant hunt north of Akron before keynoting a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad (R) in Clive. King's weekend hunt, held at the Hole N the Wall Lodge, has in the past attracted potential Republican contenders such as Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Christie, who will...
  • Chris Christie Extremely Unpopular w/Working Class Republicans

    10/11/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Turning out the working class white vote is crucial for the Republicans in 2016. Some are touting Chris Christie as the solution, but the Marsist-McClatchy poll suggests otherwise. Christie gets 17% of the vote for the $50,000 and over group among Republicans and those who lean that way, but only 5% for the $50,000 and unders. Those are extremely striking and shocking numbers. Christie is well known, especially after Sandy, so this cant be a name recognition issue. Its not a RINO issue either. Jeb Bush is at 18% among the under $50,000 and as 12% among the over $50,000....
  • Ted Cruz says Chris Christie would be 'another Rudy Giuliani' in 2016, report says

    10/08/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 8, 2014 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Despite calls by party leaders for would-be presidential candidates keep the gloves on, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is privately disparaging Chris Christie as the Rudy Giuliani of this cycle, to donors, according to a new Politico report that suggests a particularly nasty fight among GOP candidates is brewing even before the start of the 2016 campaign season. The report, quoting multiple sources, noted that Cruz is making the comparison to potential donors as he tries to expand his appeal beyond conservative Tea Partiers and access the easy campaign cash the flows most readily to those candidates with the highest...
  • DUNKIN' DONUTS CEO: AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS WILL 'STIMULATE THE ECONOMY'

    10/06/2014 6:16:07 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 83 replies
    On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the economy." He claimed it "would be a stimulus" because "there's a lot of people who want to work but can't work legally." Travis also stated that it was "totally appropriate" that there is "a lot of pressure" to make sure "people who work are legal." "So let's legalize those people," he concluded. "And I think it will stimulate the economy because they'll...
  • Chris Christie Cant Beat Biden or Clinton In Poll of Right Wingers

    09/30/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Burris
    In the straw poll at the annual Values Voters Summit for right-wing Republicans, Democrats actually did well. In fact, some Democrats did better than some of the leading Wait, what? Yup. You heard me right. Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Chris Christie, and 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton finished in a three-way tie. Behind them? New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. The GOP has such awful candidates that even their own most ardent supporters arent believers in half of their candidates including Chris Christie who is in the midst of an extended PR campaign stumping...
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses Chris Christie: His Politics AreProgressive

    09/23/2014 3:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Tuesday morning, The Views conservative co-host Nicolle Wallace gave a ringing endorsement for Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) should he decide to run for president in 2016. Unfortunately for the New Jersey governor, her reasons for supporting him probably wont help him win over many Republican primary voters. During a discussion about Chris Christies 2016 prospects, Wallace eagerly threw her hat in for the New Jersey Republican and proclaimed that his politics are an interesting and progressive and modern swath of the country and Id like to see him in. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The segment began with a discussion of Governor Christies weight...
  • Pat Buchanan: Romney Is Going To Run In 2016 ("Only cure for presidential fever is embalming fluid")

    09/07/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 6, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pat Buchanan predicted Mitt Romney will run for president on this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group. "There is no doubt Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are in the establishment category or bracket that are headed for the finals," Buchanan said. "I think Mitt would come out first but I really don't see Bush as really having the drive or inner drive. And I think, then you get Mitt Romney against someone like a Cruz, or someone like that, and I think that would be the finals. And I think that Mitt has got it in his heart...
  • Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip

    09/03/2014 10:34:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 8:06 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped out on the international stage Wednesday to talk trade with Mexico, but he stayed mum on one of the most pressing questions confronting the two countries and his party: immigration reform. On a trip designed to help school him in foreign policy and court Hispanic voters should he seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Christie stuck to economic issues and spoke of a North American energy renassance in which the U.S., Mexico and Canada ramp up investments and do away with foolish regulations. [] But there was no acknowledgement of the need for...
  • Chris Christie thinks Putin wouldnt test him like he does Obama, and thats driving liberals nuts

    09/03/2014 2:07:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obamas impotent approach to the international crises proliferating around the globe has resulted in a bipartisan barrage of criticisms directed at him and his administration, and its all getting to be just too much to handle for Obamas remaining supporters. The latest to offend the sensibilities of those for whom the Islamic State is a threat only to our ability to craft convincing moral equivalencies for their abhorrent acts is New Jersey governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie. According to a report from New York Times journalist and Christie tracker Michael Barbaro, the governor had the...
  • Hillary vs Mitt 2.0?

    08/29/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Craig Crawford's Trail Mix ^ | August 29, 2014 | Nash 2.5
    I know what youre thinking: Yes, Hillary will be nominated, but Mitt Romney? Again? The problem with all the other potential GOP presidential candidates is that either they are indicted (Perry), about to be indicted (Walker, Christie), the Tea Party hates them (Rubio, Paul), or they are just too crazy, even for the GOP (Cruz, Palin, Bachmann). Then theres Bush III (Jeb). When you see him on TV, doesnt he seem to be half-asleep? Even his own mother thought he wouldnt be a good candidate. Paul Ryan? He just doesnt LOOK Presidential. He looks like Hoody Doody, baby boomers favorite...
  • Christie thinking about 2016 bid

    08/15/2014 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2014, 01:26 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told an Ocean City, Md., town hall Thursday that he was considering running for president in 2016. Im thinking about it, Christie said in response to a question from a local supporter, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. It is an enormous decision to make not only for me, but my family, Christie said, according to the newspaper, saying he would make his decision probably by the end of this year or the beginning of next.
  • Jersey City, Newark and Paterson mayors launch partnership to fight crime

    07/28/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 28, 2014
    The mayors of Jersey City, Newark and Paterson announced a major initiative to fight crime and strengthen communities by sharing intelligence, police officers and purchasing agreements.
  • The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen [Faces 10 years in jail in NJ for carrying legal concealed gun]

    07/24/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | The Editors
    In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jerseys Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an unsafe lane change. When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvanias permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in...
  • Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

    07/12/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 10:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israels behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governors remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza. Israel says it is acting in self-defense against Hamas rockets.
  • Joe Scarborough slams Chris Christie on guns

    07/08/2014 5:53:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Joe Scarborough on Tuesday slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies refusal to meet with the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting, calling his defense one of the stupidest arguments hes ever heard. The Republican governor declined to meet with the families of children who were killed in the December 2012 shooting at Connecticuts Sandy Hook Elementary School, who wanted to discuss gun control legislation. Christie last week vetoed a state bill that would have banned ammunition magazines that held more than ten rounds. The governor said that it would have been really hypocritical to meet with the families who wanted...
  • The Bush Pilgrimage: The GOPs 2016 hopefuls pay their respects in Dallas

    06/25/2014 5:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 25, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Hes not on any campaign payroll, but you could call him an informal adviser. Several of the GOPs potential 2016 presidential candidates have, over the past few years, sought the advice of former president George W. Bush in Dallas. Although the former president has deliberately kept a low profile since he left Washington in January 2009, his door is always open for ambitious Republican politicians. He has welcomed a succession of likely 2016 candidates to his office in Dallas for private conversations about life, politics, and the all-consuming quest they will confront if they decide to seek the nations top...
  • Christie joins GOP courtship of evangelicals

    06/20/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 5:40 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies. Christie was to deliver his first major address to an evangelical conference on Friday, the second day of the Faith and Freedom Coalitions annual meeting, which brings hundreds of social conservative leaders to Washington. Hell be joined on a packed agenda that also includes the GOPs 2012 vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and tea party firebrand Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. [] This group of potential presidential contenders largely represents a wing of the...
  • Speedway to Offer Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger, Other Unique Selections

    05/18/2014 4:38:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    No matter how unique your taste buds are, Charlotte Motor Speedway will have many food options to choose from during the next two race weekends. During Tuesdays Red Carpet Rookies event, menu items served included Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburgers, tacos, specialty potatoes, funnel cake baconator, salad and ice cream. Chef Shawn McFalls said he and the director of operations sit down in the spring and use trending foods to create new menu items for the Speedway. After the items are created, they are served to track management staff and property staff to sample. The food then slowly begins to roll...
  • New Jersey Senate committee OKs bill to reduce rounds a magazine can hold

    05/06/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Cliffside Park Citizen ^ | May 5, 2014 | Michael Linhorst, Michael Phillis and John Reitmeyer
    A legal restriction on the number of cartridges a gun can hold, a proposal that has bounced around the State House for more than a year, has just one hurdle left before it lands on Governor Christies desk. A Senate committee cleared the bill Monday after a hearing that saw gun control supporters and opponents of firearm restrictions make the same emotional arguments theyve used since the debate over magazine capacity restrictions began. But the politics behind the bill have shifted, following the changing priorities of the states top lawmakers. Christie, who is positioning himself for a presidential run in...
  • Christie's proposed e-cigarette tax is for public health, state treasurer says

    04/05/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    nj.com ^ | 04/03/14 | Matt Friedman
    TRENTON Gov. Chris Christies administration wants to increase taxes on electronic cigarettes for the sake of the publics health, state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said today. Our goal is to achieve rough parity with the tax burden on conventional cigarettes. Why? Our main concern is public health, Sidamon-Eristoff said at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing today. Contrary to the claims of some users, e-cigarettes have not been shown to be a safe alternative to regular cigarettes. Nor are they a proven path to smoking cessation. Christies budget anticipates $35 million in revenue by applying the $2.70 per pack regular state...
  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it news if its something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I dont know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christies camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....