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.
August 19, 2013 |
New Jersey on Monday became the second state after California to ban so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay minors after Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill to prohibit the controversial practice. Christie, a Republican, had been expected to sign the legislation, which passed both houses of the state legislature in June. In a signing letter released after Christie took action, he said that he took into account concerns about the government "limiting parental choice" in the treatment of their children. "However, I also believe that on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards" the governor added.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
October 31, 2012 |
On his Comedy Central show Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert charged that hurricanes have a liberal bias -- and who can disagree? Katrina sank President George W. Bush, Isaac knocked a day off the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and now Sandy may be messing with Mitt. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, one of the Romney campaign's top surrogates has been standing before microphones and going on TV to rain praise on President Obama. Yes, Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor, the guy who gave the keynote address in Tampa, has suddenly gotten all nonpartisan merely because his state has been devastated by a super storm.