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.
November 18, 2012 |
“Saturday Night Live” continued an unusual tradition last night wherein Republicans tend to be the butt of the majority of political jokes but then shine when they're given the opportunity to actually appear on the show. George H.W. Bush , Rudy Giuliani , John McCain and Mike Huckabee : For whatever reason, Republican politicians often perform well when they show up on “SNL” to poke fun at themselves. Head writer Seth Meyers said in a "Fresh Air" interview with Terry Gross that he believes Republicans tend to be “more game” on the show than Democrats : “I think that Democrats are worried if they do a sketch, Republicans will use it against them, and Republicans know the Democrats won't.” Now New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined the late-night GOP ranks.
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.
August 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In a nod to onetime vice presidential contenders, the Republican convention has given key roles to Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Christie will deliver the keynote address while Rubio, a conservative favorite, will introduce Romney on Aug. 30, the final night of the gathering in Tampa. Announcing the lineup, Republican National Convention Chairman Reince Priebus called Christie “a leader of principle and conviction,” and Rubio “one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders.” Christie said it was an honor to deliver the convention's keynote address.
September 28, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential debate; polls: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; Trish Regan, Bloomberg. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Afghanistan. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
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.
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.
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.