January 11, 2014
Re "Emails link Christie aide to scandal," Jan. 8 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denies direct responsibility for the retaliatory traffic jam in Fort Lee, whose mayor refused to endorse the governor for reelection. Christie may say the traffic tie-up was the action of rogue staff, but he must accept responsibility for presiding over a moral swamp in which such a vicious scheme would even be considered. The GOP's dirty tricks go back to Richard Nixon. The catalog of uncivil Republican actions demonstrates a lack of consideration for the interests of the American people: holding up important nominations, shutting down the government, threatening to default on the debt and doing everything possible to undermine healthcare reform (and having the chutzpah to complain about its implementation)
January 13, 2014 |
If Chris Christie's insistence that he didn't order his aides to snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge sounds familiar, it should. Think Shakespeare. More specifically, think "Richard II. " Reading the emails sent by Christie's aides and appointees, I couldn't help but think about the scene in which Sir Pierce of Exton has a conversation with an unnamed servant. They've both heard King Henry IV express what sounds like a wish to have the imprisoned former king, Richard, executed.
August 29, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney's personal testimonial on behalf of her husband at the Republican convention Tuesday “freed me up” to make a broader case against Democrats, Chris Christie said Wednesday. The New Jersey governor reflected on his keynote address at a breakfast hosted by the New Hampshire and Pennsylvania delegations, and seemed aware of chatter that his remarks were disproportionately focused on his own record and not the candidate his party had nominated just hours earlier.
January 17, 2014 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the man of the hour thanks to his administation's alleged involvement in a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge in September. You might think that aside from his news conferences, the only place Christie should be appearing these days is on serious news programs, not late-night TV. Yet, somehow, "Late Show" host David Letterman claimed to have Christie himself (a one-time guest) on the phone on Thursday night. And yes, at first, it sounded like Letterman did indeed have the embattled governor on the horn.
September 27, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie axes "Jersey Shore's" tax credit. He says he doesn't want to reward bad behavior with a "Snooki subsidy. " ( NJ.com ) Ricki Lake sparkles in "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger apologizes for offending gay men. ( Entertainment Weekly ) "The Playboy Club" actor (and "Firefly" alum) Sean Maher reveals he is gay. ( Entertainment Weekly )
October 2, 2011 |
None of the guests on Sunday's morning talk shows could say whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give it a go and make a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said that although Christie would be a “very viable candidate,” he would be “starting from way behind in fundraising and organization and other areas.” McCain, the Republican nominee in 2008, sounded another note of caution. “The swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in,” he said.
January 24, 2014 |
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters. But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who seemed to pop up everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “The Rachael Ray Show” last fall as he promoted his wife's cookbook , and resurfaced again this month as Netflix released a new documentary about his two presidential campaigns.
December 1, 2011 |
As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition. The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new chief antagonist in the GOP race, Newt Gingrich. "Speaker Gingrich has never run anything," Christie said when asked to compare the two candidates, according to FLDemocracy2012.com , a Scripps Media project. "He's been a legislator.
August 28, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who many Republicans had hoped would jump into the race for president, will instead give the first big political speech of the Republican National Convention, Tuesday night in prime time. New Jersey native Mike Memoli, a political writer in the Times' Washington Bureau, will join me, your Politics Now blog host Jim Rainey, in a Google+ Hangout discussion about what to expect from Christie. Keynote speeches like the one Christie will deliver can be important introductions for politicians who have ambitions on the national stage.
July 28, 2011 |
Famously overweight New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hospitalized Thursday morning after having trouble breathing. When his EKG, blood work and chest X-ray came back normal, doctors at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., diagnosed an asthma attack. The rising Republican star has spoken often about his struggles with his weight, even telling CNN talk show host Piers Morgan that he felt "guilty" about it, the Los Angeles Times reported. He has also talked publicly about living with asthma. The subject comes up often when he's stumping about healthcare. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fiscal conservative cites the cost of his asthma medication when expounding on the "generosity of the state health care plan.