November 1, 2012 |
Hurricane Sandy forced Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to cancel their shows Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday night “The Daily Show” and "The Colbert Report" were back on the air - and boy, was it good to have them back. Both hosts took the opportunity to praise the first responders, medical professionals, transit workers and government officials who worked to save lives throughout the storm and its messy aftermath, singling out the performance of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in particular.
October 30, 2012 |
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the widespread damage Tuesday from the massive storm known as Sandy, 42-year-old Walter Patrickis of Belmar told him, “Governor, I lost everything.” Christie was in Belmar, a beach community in northern New Jersey, as part of a 4 1/2 hour helicopter tour of the state's coast, with the Associated Press providing coverage for all media. From the air, Sandy's punishment was clear. It was what Christie imagined last year when Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the coast and he famously told residents, "Get the hell off the beach.” STATE BY STATE: Snow piles up, beaches wash away Sandy has apparently trumped Irene.
March 27, 2014 |
Well, as they say in Jersey, “Chris Christie didn't do nuthin'!” On Thursday, the New Jersey governor's handpicked legal team cleared him of any wrongdoing in "Bridgegate" - the four-day traffic tie-up in Fort Lee, N.J., in September. The governor played no part in orchestrating the traffic nightmare, the report (which cost New Jersey taxpayers about $1 million) said. Instead, it faulted two Christie loyalists who basically, it found, went rogue. PHOTO ESSAY: Chris Christie, President Obama and the 'ignorance is bliss' dodge It also said that one of those rogues, David Wildstein, insisted that he had told Christie about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge while they were happening.
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Former California Gov. Gray Davis weighed in Tuesday on the cross-country feud between Jerry Brown and Chris Christie, predicting that Brown will easily best the New Jersey governor in a physical fitness contest. “I'm betting on Jerry Brown in his challenge because this guy runs every day -- I work out every day with weights but I can't do chin-ups. He can do chin-ups, he can do push-ups, I'm telling you Christie better go on a crash course because he's doomed for a distant second,” Davis said, standing outside the California delegation hotel on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention.
September 12, 2013 |
About 400 firefighters continued to battle a blaze along the New Jersey shore Thursday evening, with Gov. Chris Christie reporting that the blaze had destroyed some areas. Seaside Park -- a community about 80 miles south of New York City with a year-round population of about 2,200 -- was still recovering from the wrath of Superstorm Sandy when the fire began around 3:30 p.m., reportedly in an ice cream shop. Officials would not speculate on the cause of the fire, which swept northward along the boardwalk with the help of 40 mph wind gusts.
November 2, 2012 |
The two most famous Jersey Boys in America today are the stars of an unrequited-love story . Gov. Chris Christie, a gruff-talking Republican, is also one of Bruce Springsteen's most devoted lifelong fans despite The Boss' well-known liberal beliefs. This has made for some awkwardness between them at New Jersey events. Jeffrey Goldberg thoroughly documented Christie's unrequited Bruce affection in a piece in the Atlantic this summer , and it's actually kind of moving. The enthusiastic Christie will sing his heart out to "Thunder Road" at Springsteen shows, while The Boss has generally kept his distance from the outspoken conservative, sometimes passing right by him backstage with barely a greeting (though, reportedly, Springsteen has been friendly to Christie's children)
September 9, 2012 |
The cross-country spat between California Gov. Jerry Brown and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie briefly stepped back into the spotlight Sunday, with Brown reiterating his invitation for a gubernatorial gauntlet of physical challenges. Christie sparked the repartee between the two by calling Brown “an old retread” during the Republican National Convention, pointing out to California delegates that he was just 14 years old when Brown challenged incumbent Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Democratic presidential primary.
December 5, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Director Peter Jackson; Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Jessica Chastain. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Violinist Andre Rieu; Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Julie Andrews. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Kelly and Michael Laura Linney; Scott Baio. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Guest co-host Jeanine Pirro; author Damien Echols and his wife, Lorri Davis.
January 8, 2014 |
More heads may be rolling in New Jersey: Recently released emails suggest a top staffer for Gov. Chris Christie was involved in a move to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge in September, in effect gridlocking a town whose mayor did not support Christie's reelection campaign. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff to Christie, in an email on Aug. 13 to David Wildstein, Christie's appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.