Christie touts a familiar subject at CPAC

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OXON HILL, Md. — There were subtle jabs at Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, but the subject New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent most of his time discussing at a conservative convention on Thursday was one he presumably knows best: himself. Christie touted his willingness to take unscripted questions from voters, even when that means having… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Will Christie offer pension, transportation fixes in coming budget?

TRENTON — In two days, Gov. Chris Christie will go before the state Legislature and present a budget with repercussions for his own presidential ambitions and New Jersey’s financial fitness. Both are in the grips of ailing infrastructure and pension systems that are expected to dominate the upcoming budget process. Endorsing an unpopular gas tax increase… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Analysis: Connecting style may help Christie

IMG_9501TRENTON, N.J. — Jeb Bush delivered the first foreign policy address of his nascent presidential campaign Wednesday calling for a bigger military and saying the way to handle the Islamic State is to “take them out.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, while he considers a presidential future for himself, is visiting key states and sharing, as… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Chris Christie | Tags: , | No Comments »

Christie tells N.J. business leaders he will work to make state more affordable

WASHINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie drew a fresh line against raising new taxes in a speech tonight to New Jersey’s business community. “As long as I’m here, we’re not going to make the state less affordable,” Christie said in delivering the keynote address at the 78th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce congressional dinner, part of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie: New Hampshire governor trying to ‘increase her own visibility and run for the next job’

Graphic by Robert Hazelrigg, RobertHazelrigg.com

Graphic by Robert Hazelrigg, RobertHazelrigg.com

TRENTON — While traveling in New Hampshire on Monday to test the waters for his possible 2016 presidential run, Gov. Chris Christie said Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan seems more focused on running for higher elected office than taking care of her own state. “The way she’s governing now and what she did in 2012 and 2014… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Republican Jeb Bush to Lay Out Case for Stronger U.S. Role in World

assetContent (48)The United States needs to regain its leadership role in the world, Republican Jeb Bush will say in a speech on Wednesday, while asserting that President Barack Obama has been inconsistent and indecisive in carrying out American foreign policy. Bush’s speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will be his first major foray into foreign… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Christie discloses presidential platform for the first time

New Hampshire 21615CONCORD — Gov. Chris Christie gave the first glimpse of what he’d do if Americans elected him to the White House while speaking to New Hampshire Republicans in the presidential battleground state tonight. “Within the first 100 days, if I were to run for president and be elected, we would change this tax system in this… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Jeb Bush Releases 250,000 Emails, Distancing Himself from Chris Christie

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has posted 250,000 emails to his website. GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie, meanwhile, is fighting 23 separate court battles to keep a tight lid on a host of state documents, according to Mother Jones magazine. This is the same Chris Christie who promised in his first inaugural address, “Today a new… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Chris Christie’s About-Face on Common Core Standards Turns Debate Upside-Down

A month before New Jersey is to start controversial new state testing aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Gov. Chris Christie muddied the waters this week when he said he now has “grave concerns” about the standards he previously endorsed and which his administration is busy promoting. Speaking at a GOP… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Education, Iowa | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

assetContentWASHINGTON — There are 49 weeks left until Iowa holds its caucus — which is good for Chris Christie, because he needs time to recover from this past week. His trip to London drew attention for all the wrong reasons, spotlighting his love for creature comforts and raising questions about funding. He sounded off about vaccines… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 8 Comments »