Christie’s Pension Overseer Resigns


As Chris Christie draws closer to a run for president, there’s intensifying scrutiny of donations flowing to his political organizations from executives at financial firms that manage ever-larger slices of New Jersey’s $80 billion state pension system. Now, the Christie political confidante at the center of many of those questions is resigning. During today’s meeting of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Obama immigration order draws split GOP response from possible candidates


BOCA RATON, Fla — . President Barack Obama’s expected action on immigration is exposing different approaches in the Republican Party, evident Wednesday as six potential candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination differed in how they would ease the nation’s immigration crisis. Appearing at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the six possible candidates were… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama | Tags: , , , | 17 Comments »

Fitter Christie may reap political benefits


IMG_9268 (599x800)HACKENSACK, N.J. — William Howard Taft, the heaviest president in history, grew so tired of being ridiculed about his weight that he told his physician to put him on a diet, noting that “no real gentleman weighs more than 300 pounds.” Lyndon B. Johnson groused to staffers, “I can’t button my britches,” and traded his tapioca… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

How Christie Will Rely on Mouth, Money & Moxie To Run For President


IMG_6905 (765x1024)Everywhere Gov. Chris Christie went around the country in the final week of the mid-term elections, people kept praising him for this: “Sit down and shut up!” And they didn’t just like that particular take-down of a guy who interrupted his speech at the Jersey Shore last month. They liked the way he talked about that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Republican 2016 contenders weigh right time to decide on White House bid


IMG_9268 (663x1024)In what’s expected to be a large 2016 GOP presidential field, the first decision is over when to decide. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he’ll pray about what to do during the upcoming holidays and will announce his decision after that. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he has until the spring to decide, and Texas Gov.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Analysis: GOP Gubernatorial Gains Bolster Christie’s Presidential Hopes


2120Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Gov. Chris Christie’s name wasn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but he was clearly one of the biggest winners of the 2014 midterm elections. Christie’s 70 days of coast-to-coast campaigning and the record $104 million he raised as Republican Governors Association chairman paid off in a string of gubernatorial victories that thrust him… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie Got What He Paid For


MMM photo/Art Gallagher

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

WASHINGTON — Chris Christie wasn’t on any ballots Tuesday, but he may have scored the biggest win. Republican governors, who benefited from his fundraising and stumping as head of the Republican Governors Association, rode a Republican wave to victory. Gubernatorial races that looked to be close or even potential Republican losses turned into big GOP wins.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 6 Comments »

Opinion: For Gov. Chris Christie, October’s Been the Cruelest Month


repost-us-image-13906378Carl Golden In his 1922 epic poem “The Waste Land,” English poet, essayist, and playwright T. S. Eliot opened with the line “April is the cruelest month … ” For Gov. Christie, though, it’s October. This October. Consider: + For the first time in four years, more poll respondents hold an unfavorable view of him, 45… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Inside the Beltway: Back to normal for White House fundraising

It took the Ebola crisis to dampen White House enthusiasm for relentless fundraising. After a previous week filled with six moneymakers around the nation, President Obama canceled three similar events this week to tend the growing public distress over the disease and its threat. But prudence, perhaps, has ended. Come Sunday, Mr. Obama will whisk off… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

2 years out, poll shows Hillary Clinton’s the 2016 favorite

Hillary Clinton What DifferenceWASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead among Democrats for the 2016 presidential nomination, while the Republican race remains a free-for-all, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Clinton was the top choice of 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. She showed strong appeal among virtually every demographic and political group. “She’s jogging around the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »