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HEALTH
October 2, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
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.
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NEWS
December 1, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
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.
NEWS
August 28, 2012 | By James Rainey, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
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.
SCIENCE
May 7, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them. The high-profile Republican - who hasn't revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the scales at between 300 and 350 pounds - said he went under the knife for a 40-minute lap band procedure on a Saturday morning in February. In less than three months, he has lost about 40 pounds, according to sources cited in various reports . A lap band procedure involves fitting an inflatable silicone ring around the stomach to reduce food intake.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
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.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could end up being the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. He might not be getting too many votes from the staff of the New York Daily News. In a guest stint on a local sports talk radio show Monday, Christie lashed out at Manish Mehta, the New York Jets beat writer for the Daily News, for apparently being the reporter who asked the questions that caused Coach Rex Ryan to lose his temper Saturday night during a news conference. “Idiot,” Christie said of Mehta.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Morgan Little
The so-called “Bridgegate” scandal blew up Wednesday, with documents providing evidence that top aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were involved in the closure of multiple lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. Christie says he knew nothing of the communications in question , which involved deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly telling David Wildstein, a Port Authority official and Christie appointee, that it was “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Kelly was fired from her post Thursday, and longtime member of Christie's inner circle, Bill Sepien, has been recommended to withdraw his candidacy for New Jersey Republican Party chairman as a result of the exposed conversations.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2012 | By August Brown
Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally have made small steps toward reconciling their long-simmering standoff. Springsteen, a lifelong liberal, has for years given the outspoken Republican governor (and huge Bruce fan) the silent treatment, but he has unqualified praise for Christie's work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and said so at several concerts. At a news conference Monday, Christie hinted that they made the making-up official during a recent call he made to President Obama, when the president passed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him on Air Force One.  PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy benefit concert "It was great to talk to the president, and even better to talk to Bruce," Christie joked.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
Chris Christie expects to be "very, very active" on behalf of Mitt Romney's campaign now that he's endorsed him, the New Jersey governor said Tuesday. "I've told Governor Romney, I don't need a title, I don't need anything else. I'm here to help. And so when he needs help, they should pick up the phone and ask," Christie told reporters on a conference call just hours after appearing with the former Massachusetts governor. Russ Schriefer, one of Romney's senior strategists and a media consultant and strategist for Christie's gubernatorial campaign, said Christie would be one of the campaign's "top surrogates" and "an advisor and sounding board" for Romney and his team.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
America needs to "up our game"? President Obama is still "on the bench," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued Wednesday. Christie leveled a blistering critique of the president as a failed leader in his luncheon remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's candidate forum in Washington. It's not that he objected to Obama's major address in Kansas Tuesday. In fact, he said he thought it was a fine message for the times. The problem was the messenger. Christie zeroed in on a single line, in which Obama said that America needed to "meet the moment.
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