Friday, July 18, 2014
The courtship began at a restaurant called MJ's in downtown Marion, Iowa. How well did it go? Let's just say Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa will most definitely have a second date.
The restaurant was packed with Republican activists (and void of actual diners) who greeted Christie with huge applause, handshakes ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The czar in charge of New Jersey's Sandy recovery is resigning in the very same manner in which he ran some 50 programs dispensing federal storm aid: Quietly.
Marc Ferzan's tenure as Gov. Christie's point person for Sandy began in 2012 when the governor still enjoyed bipartisan popularity for the ...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that neither lobbying from gun rights advocates nor visits from parents of children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shooting affected his decision to veto a major gun control bill last week.
The bill would have limited the size of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10. In ...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
The long holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, that means a long weekend spent at area beaches. But one place people are increasingly not going is Atlantic City.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Fresh off signing a budget that vetoed tax hikes on millionaires and reduced a public worker pension payment, Gov. Christie was followed by protesters wherever he went Tuesday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The governor was not subtle about his 2016 political plans as he glad-handed his way through the early primary state. But issues that have been a problem for him in blue New Jersey could become a liability among Republicans there – for the opposite reasons.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie bounded into T-Bones restaurant in Bedford, NH, at suppertime on Friday. He held hands with a 102-year-old woman, signed some baseballs and took a bunch of cellphone selfies.
Technically he was there to campaign for Walt Havenstein, a New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate. But in reality, at least ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
New Jersey has doled out more than $4 billion in tax breaks to businesses over the past four years to boost economic activity.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Bridgegate legal bills are just starting to come in, totaling $4.4 million so far. But that number is going to increase exponentially -- that's because 43 people are getting their legal fees paid for by the public, and we have yet to see hardly any of those bills. Here's ...
Monday, June 09, 2014
1) None Of The Above did well in last week's election.
The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate -- one of only three statewide elected positions in New Jersey -- last ran for public office 36 years ago. He hadn't even lived in the state until he moved back in a ...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Is Christie acting as if the last five months were just a bad dream?
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
A new poll out from Fairleigh Dickinson University indicates that Gov. Christie's approval rating among New Jerseyans is 44 percent, a steep drop from the plus-50 percent approval ratings he enjoyed in his first term on the way to a landslide reelection victory. And an increasing number of New ...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Both Democrats and Republicans seemed dumbfounded by the lack of oversight exercised by at least one member of the Port Authority's board of commissioners.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
A pot of federal Sandy funds that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer famously alleged to be part of an illegal Gov. Christie shakedown scheme will come to the city after all.
At an event Monday in Little Ferry, notable for Zimmer's absence from the stage and Christie's refusal to take questions, ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A 24-year-old former mid-level staffer for Gov. Christie's government office — and later, Christie's re-election campaign — withstood more than five hours of questioning Tuesday at a Bridgegate hearing that shed light on the Christie political operation at the Statehouse.
But the hearing didn't tell us is who was responsible ...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
At his only commencement speech of the season Christie told a hushed audience a 16-minute story about the immigration experience of his grandmother.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Bridgegate is not just a traffic jam -- it is a scandal that touches on just about every mode of transportation mankind has so far developed. And now we have spaceships. A recap:
Cars: The Sept. 9-13, 2013, double-lane closures in the town of Fort Lee, NJ, to the George Washington ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Today's marathon (seven hour!) testimony from a calm, respectful Michael Drewniak, the governor's colorfully-spoken spokesman (and unofficial liaison between the Port Authority and the governor's office), focused not on the Big Bridgegate Questions (who did this, and why?), but rather on a secondary question: Was there a cover-up?
Drewniak's testimony, ...