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Governor Christie Says He Will Likely Approve Revised Version of a Medical Marijuana Bill

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wants changes to a bill that would make medical marijuana more accessible to chronically ill children in the state. He sent the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with recommendations.

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New Jersey News

Christie, in the Limelight Again, Signals His Presidential Hopes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Governor Chris Christie is taking on Republican Rand Paul while still casting himself as a conservative.

Christie has been working on his national profile for more than a year now, but this time he's engaging in 2016 national primary politics while running for re-election in his own state.

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How Tony Soprano Paved the Way for Chris Christie

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano were both Jersey boys. And the qualities the late actor injected into his best-known character might have prepared New Jerseyans for Chris Christie as governor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bradley Manning Trial; Library Advocacy; NJ Primaries

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Espionage Act is at the heart of the Bradley Manning trial, which started this week, and the Justice Department investigations into media leaks. Fred Kaplan of Slate and Steve Coll of The New Yorker talk about the connections. Plus: library advocates on their work; it’s primary day in New Jersey; researchers look into the effects of Sandy; and Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics on tipping.

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Gabfest Radio: The Strolling Pols and Dancing Waters Edition

Saturday, June 01, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the durability of President Obama’s bipartisan relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the showdown over judicial appointments

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New Jersey News

Homeowners to see Sandy Relief Delay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Governor Christie says the $900 million dollars from HUD in Washington earmarked to help homeowners rebuild does have some strings attached which may mean work won't start until July.

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New Jersey News

Christie Defends Private Lottery Contract

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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New Jersey's Democratic Congressional delegation has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review a Christie Administration deal to have a private firm run the state lottery.

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New Jersey News

Gun Debate Comes to Jersey

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Both New York and Connecticut have already passed bills in response  to the Newtown shootings. Now Trenton is set to take action even though it already has the strictest gun laws in the country.

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New Jersey News

Christie Comment Alienates Host

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The African American pastor who hosted Governor Chris Christie's town hall this week has asked the Governor to apologize for his comments about Democratic Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver.

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New Jersey News

Christie Urban Strategy Has Perils

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

At a town hall in Paterson -- only the second out of 102 to be held in an urban church, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Speaker of the Assembly, Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) for blocking his school voucher bill.  Oliver called the comments a racial provocation.

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New Jersey News

In Hunt for Votes, Christie Amps up Voucher Talk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WNYC

Never one to shy away from a fight, Gov. Chris Christie told the mostly African-American crowd at a town hall in Paterson that one of their own was failing them by not supporting public funding of vouchers for private schools. He called out Speaker of the Assembly Sheila Oliver, and now she says it was inappropriate to discuss her race.

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WNYC News

Causes of Sandy Flooding Rooted in Over Development

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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New Jersey officials, led by Governor Chris Christie, have repeatedly cited the state's "Blue Acres" program  as a viable option for dealing with neighborhoods that were badly flooded in storms Sandy and Irene. The program buys property from homeowners and converts the area to a park. But for the thousands of New Jersey residents looking for a buyout, Blue Acres might as well be a unicorn.

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Schmooze Fest on Rails

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Some 900 of New Jersey's shakers and movers ride the annual Chamber of Commerce train to Washington.

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New Jersey News

Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grabs.

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New Jersey News

In Return To Sayreville, Town Looks All But Abandoned

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Sayreville was one of the first places Governor Christie went to survey post Sandy damage in the days after the storm. Now, in the hard hit section of town near Raritan Bay, the houses stand empty and the attention is gone.

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Gas Rationing Will End in New Jersey, Continue in NYC and Long Island

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Jersey will end its 1970s-style even-odd gas rationing system at 6 a.m., Tuesday, just in time for the first morning rush hour after the holiday weekend.

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Christie Moonlighting as GOP Campaigner

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Fresh off his National Republican convention keynote address, N.J. Governor Chris Christie — who recently described himself as the third most important Republican after Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — is hitting the campaign trail for Republicans in key swing states.

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NJ Applies for No Child Left Behind Waiver

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics is Local

Monday, October 03, 2011

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page and New York Magazine national affairs editor John Heilemann discuss New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's impact on national politics.

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Opinion: Rick Perry for President? The GOP's Wishful Thinking

Friday, June 03, 2011

Although there is a substantial field of GOP candidates or about-to-announce candidates in the wings, you get a clear feeling that the party heavyweights are not satisfied that it includes anyone who can beat President Obama in November.

-Steffen Schmidt, who has a message for the GOP: Better keep looking.

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