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last 24 hours | cleveland
John Kasich and Ben Carson fared best in debate, Rand Paul did worst, our undecided Republicans say
"...They felt New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a tangle over government surveillance with Paul, who several felt came off as "a whiny brat.""Rand Paul hit a nerve with Christie's infamous 'hug' but Christie appeared more "presidential," said Banjac."I don't think it'll be long before Paul is out," said Noll."Paul failed tonight," said Furey. "Kasich was strong and real."..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | theatlantic
Who Won the Republican Presidential Debate?

"...That made the two big battles of the night all the more notable. In the first, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul battled over terrorism and civil liberties, with Christie accusing the senator of failing to understand the threat to the nation and Paul tartly responding that Christie failed to understand the Bill of Rights. Later, Christie tangled with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who has presented himself as a defender of entitlements for workers and seniors...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | foxnews
Trump loses Republican debate but Rubio, Cruz and others triumph

"...Rand Paul seemed on the defensive, and did not impress. Though the country is tired of war, people are alarmed about ISIS, Iran, China and Russia. Paul's semi-isolationist stance was an easier sell when our engagements in the Middle East were still building. His dustup with Christie came across as nasty on both sides, with Paul accusing the New Jersey governor of blowing hot air. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | powerlineblog
TONIGHTS DEBATE: WHO WON?
"...Early on, Rand Paul tangled with Christie, to his regret. Scott Walker was pretty good, although not very inspiring. He may be the most unflappable guy I have ever seen.That's half of the field. Trump got off to a very rocky start, and it looked early on as though he might flame out entirely. The evening's most dramatic moment was when Trump, and only Trump, refused to pledge to support the Republican nominee unless it is Donald Trump. As the evening went on, he performed better and probably didn't hurt himself with those who are disposed to favor him. I thought Jeb Bush did quite well, probably better than I expected. But his performance wasn't strong compared with Cruz, Christie, Rubio and Huckabee. Someone watching the debate cold would never guess that Bush is supposed to be one of the front-runners...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


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1225 days ago | hollywoodreporter
John Kasich Won the Debate
"...What a disaster! This was probably the worst debate performance in recent memory. I agree with most of Rand Paul's libertarian principles, but he certainly did them no favor tonight. He seemed surly, seething and discourteous from start to finish like a petulant schoolboy kept after class. There was not an iota of presidential promise or gravitas. Who would want this squirming urchin as the nation's representative at an international summit? And what bizarre self-presentation the overlarge Peter Pan collar and tie, the disorderly forehead locks, the unshaven cheeks and what sure looked like white highlighting under plucked brows. Caligula, anyone?..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | rawstory
Rand Paul and Chris Christie get into heated brawl over surveillance during ... - Raw Story

"...It might not have looked like at the time, but Rand Paul will be thanking Chris Christie for going head-to-head with him on the issue of balancing surveillance with national security at Thursday's Republican presidential debate.The two clashed in the most heated scenes of the debate yet over Paul's support for curtailing the National Security Agency. When Paul accused Christie in turn of getting too close to the White House and hugging Obama, the New Jersey governor shot back that the hugs he remembers were with the families of 9/11 victims...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | hollywoodreporter
John Kasich Won the Debate 
"...What a disaster! This was probably the worst debate performance in recent memory. I agree with most of Rand Paul's libertarian principles, but he certainly did them no favor tonight. He seemed surly, seething, and discourteous from start to finish--like a petulant schoolboy kept after class. There was not an iota of presidential promise or gravitas. Who would want this squirming urchin as the nation's representative at an international summit? And what bizarre self-presentation--the over-large Peter Pan collar and tie, the disorderly forehead locks, the unshaven cheeks, and what sure looked like white highlighting under plucked brows. Caligula, anyone?..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | reason
Rand Paul Has Best Moment in Tense Debate with 9/11-Obsessed Chris Christie - Reason (blog)
"...Sen. Rand Paul might have reclaimed some of his lost libertarian luster during a heated exchange with Chris Christie over the constitutionality of the NSA's phone records collection program.The fight started after Christie asserted that Paul was wrong to raise civil liberties concerns about NSA spying. I will make no apologies ever for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people, said Christie. We need to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer, and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way. As president, that's exactly what I will do. Paul shot back immediately...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | politico
Rand Paul vs. the others - Politico

"...Whether Paul's aggressive performance was enough to break through remains to be seen. One time viewed as a front-runner, Paul has stagnated in the polls as Trump and others like Gov. Scott Walker have gotten more buzz in early states.But just like Paul, his two fellow freshman senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida won early praise for their campaign launches but have so far failed to catch fire. At the debate, the two men took different tactics: Cruz touted his battles with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while Rubio targeted Hillary Clinton. Neither went directly after their rivals.Paul played it differently. It wasn't unexpected to see him bash Christie; the two have sparred over national security in the past. But as Trump has dominated the race in recent weeks, the Kentuckian has mostly stayed away from berating the brash businessman...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | foxnews
Trump loses Republican debate but Rubio, Cruz and others triumph

"...Rand Paul seemed on the defensive, and did not impress. Though the country is tired of war, people are alarmed about ISIS, Iran, China and Russia. Paul's semi-isolationist stance was an easier sell when our engagements in the Middle East were still building. His dustup with Christie came across as nasty on both sides, with Paul accusing the New Jersey governor of blowing hot air. In the final minutes of the Great Debate, Senator Marco Rubio said God has blessed the Republican Party; we have some very fine candidates; Democrats can't even find one. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | washingtonpost
Rand Paul gets the fight that he's wanted for a year - Washington Post

"...Next, Paul got into a fight he had been spoiling for since 2014. At that time, he and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) argued across TV and op-ed pages about surveillance programs. Tonight, Christie went back at Paul, accusing him of "sitting in a subcommittee just blowing hot air" while people like Christie saw terror up close."I'm proud of standing for the Bill of Rights and I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights," said Paul.Christie answered that with disdain, saying Paul had no idea how terrorists were caught."You hugged President Obama," said Paul. "If you want to give him a big hug again..."His line was drowned out by applause. "The hugs that I remember are the hugs that I gave the families who lost members on 9/11," snapped Christie. The senator's eyeroll was captured on the split screen...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | philly
Christie, Paul spar on national security - Philly.com
"...But it was Christie's argument with Paul that gave the New Jersey governor his best chance to command attention during the two-hour debate, as he tried to portray himself as the candidate who would be the toughest on national security by endorsing the National Security Agency's embattled surveillance program as necessary to combat terrorism.Noting that he had spent seven years as New Jersey's U.S. attorney "respecting civil liberties and protecting the homeland," Christie said, "I will make no apologies ever for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people."Paul, who this year worked to force the expiration of the NSA program, fired back at Christie, with interjections of "use the Fourth Amendment" and "get a warrant."..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | mashable
Chris Christie and Rand Paul duke it out in debate over surveillance - Mashable
"... I don't trust Obama with our records, I know you gave him a big hug and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead," said Paul.But Christie was quick to bite back as Paul stood grinning."You know what hugs I remember, are the hugs I gave to the families who lost their people on September 11th, those are the hugs I remember," said Christie, as Paul responded with a massive eye roll. Scorched...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | cleveland
No hugs between Chris Christie and Rand Paul during GOP debate - cleveland.com
"...Paul referred to a incident, just days before the November 2012 election, in which Christie embraced Obama while the Democratic president visited after Hurricane Sandy devastated Christie's state.An angered Christie responded: "You know what Senator Paul? The hugs that I remember are the hugs that I gave to families who lost their people on September 11th. Those are the hugs that I remember. And those had nothing to do with politics. Unlike what you're doing by cutting speeches on the floor of the Senate and putting them on the Internet within half an hour to raise money for your campaign and continuing to put our country at risk."Paul rolled his eyes, and debate moderators moved on to another question...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | politico
Rand Paul and Chris Christie in angry exchange over national security

"...Paul shot back that Christie fundamentally doesn't understand the Bill of Rights, and then moved to tie him to President Barack Obama, pointing to an infamous embrace he shared with the Democratic president after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. I don't trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug, and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead, Paul said.The audience cheered...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | vanityfair
Rand Paul and Chris Christie Tussle Over Hugs at Debate
"...This rankled Paul, who has famously filibustered several N.S.A.-related bills. I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from innocent Americans, he said.  That's a completely ridiculous answer, Christie shot back. I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from other people.' How are you supposed to know, Megyn?  He then accused Paul of sitting on a subcommittee blowing hot air about. Paul clearly did not like the assertion. Every time you did a case, you got a warrant from a judge, the senator replied. I'm talking about searches without warrants indiscriminately of all Americans records and that s what I fought to end. I don t trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead. But Christie had possibly prepped an answer should the hug in question come up...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | theguardian
Rand Paul and Chris Christie tangle over surveillance during Republican debate

"...The two clashed in the most heated scenes of the debate yet over Paul's support for curtailing the National Security Agency. When Paul accused Christie in turn of getting too close to the White House and hugging Obama, the New Jersey governor shot back that the hugs he remembers were with the families of 9/11 victims.Yet divisive as the issue is among Republican voters, it is the most distinctive part of Paul's agenda and his passionate defence of the bill of rights brought warm applause from the crowd. In recent weeks, the Kentucky senator has struggled to connect with anyone and has been dogged by a scandal involving his campaign staff this week. He will be delighted to have been back on familiar territory with one of the most memorable scenes of the night...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | app
Did debate spur a Chris Christie comeback?
"...Gov. Chris Christie finally brought his New Jersey voice to the campaign for the Republican Party nomination for president.In the Fox News debate for the top-10 GOP candidates, the governor was loud, brash and in rivals' faces the Christie that largely has been absent since his campaign launched June 30.Whether the shift in persona wins over a national audience and turns around his fortunes Christie was ninth among 17 GOP candidates going into Fox's two GOP debates isn't yet clear, but the early read is that Christie breathed new life into his long-shot effort...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago |

"...Governor Christie shot back, calling Paul's answer "completely ridiculous."Aug. 6, 2015."You know senator, when you're sitting in a sub-committee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that. When you're responsible for protecting the lives of the American people, then what you need to do is to make sure that you use the system the way it's supposed to work," Christie said.The exchange was reflective of a widening gap within the Republican Party between those who favor more hawkish national security policies and those who prefer a more libertarian approach...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | reason
Rand Paul Has Best Moment in Tense Debate with 9/11-Obsessed Chris Christie
"...Sen. Rand Paul might have reclaimed some of his lost libertarian luster during a heated exchange with Chris Christie over the constitutionality of the NSA's phone records collection program.The fight started after Christie asserted that Paul was wrong to raise civil liberties concerns about NSA spying. I will make no apologies ever for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people, said Christie. We need to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer, and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way. As president, that's exactly what I will do. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | northjersey
Sparring with Rand Paul is a highlight for Christie
"...Nearly 40 minutes into Thursday night's first Republican candidates debate, Governor Christie seemed to be fading into the background, a bystander gripping the lectern on the far left corner of the stage.Then he pounced on one of his favorite targets, Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator, who led a high-profile campaign to curtail the collection of phone and email data of U.S. citizens.Christie, New Jersey's federal prosecutor after the 9/11 attacks, accused Paul of making it harder for the nation to track down terrorists. I will make no apologies, ever, for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people, Christie began. We have to give more tools to our folks to be able to do th..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | bloomberg
Rand Paul and Chris Christie Battle Over the NSA - Bloomberg
"...Paul, who had taken combative stances against Donald Trump for the first moments of the night, wasn't done, though. "You fundamentally misunderstand the Bill of Rights," he said before going after Christie for embracing President Obama in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. "I know you gave him a big hug. If you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead."Christie then retorted that the hugs he remembered were with 9/11 families and suggested Paul has politicized his opposition to domestic surveillance by speaking against it on the Senate floor and then touting it in campaign fundraising...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | thenation
Rand Pauls Eye-Roll Marked the End of the 9/11 Era

"...Paul's smirking get-a-load-of-this-guy dismissal of Christie's ghoulish grandstanding is a nice final line for an important political chapter -it's the moment we knew for sure September 11 lost its currency in Republican politics. Paul wasn't immediately booed, nor shredded by the moderators, nor condemned as a terrorist sympathizer or worse, as certainly would have been the case during the Bush years. In fact, in the Drudge Report's insta-reaction online poll, Paul finished fifth and Christie was dead last.The eye-roll moment was a long time coming. It was foreshadowed in 2008 by the spectacular failure of Rudy Giuliani's Noun, Verb, 9/11 presidential campaign and John McCain's subsequent failure to use his support for the surge in Iraq as a ticket to the White House. In 2010 and 2012 the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were barely mentioned during national elections as concerns over the economy took center stage...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | politico
The Debates Biggest WinnersAnd Losers

"...Christie is still dead but too stubborn to lay down. I remember the 9/11 argument, and it stopped working in 2008. His scrap with Paul will get a little heat, but he won't catch fire from tonight...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | townhall
Rowdy, Memorable Republican Debate Lives Up to Hype

"...The Kentucky Senator was rarin' to go from word one, throwing haymakers and Donald Trump and Chris Christie. Like any candidate, he shoehorned some of his go-to talking points into his responses, but not all of those injections were executed artfully.  By far his strongest moment was his prepared closing, in which he authentically cast himself as "a different type of Republican," pointing out that he's taken his message into communities too often ignored and neglected by conservatives.  ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1225 days ago | reason
Chris Christie: Not Just a Memory - Reason (blog)
"...It's the sort of appeal that reminds people why Christie got a lot of entreaties to enter the presidential race four years ago: his reputation for unvarnished candor and a willingness to take on hard issues and powerful interests. Another part of his pitch is devoted to assailing Barack Obama, particularly for the nuclear deal with Iran, which the candidate calls "the worst thing that has happened in foreign policy in recent memory" suggesting Christie has forgotten the Iraq war. "He lied to us," he charges. This attack is not supposed to revive but erase memories memories of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy just before the 2012 election. Then, as The New York Timesreported, Christie "locked arms with Mr. Obama, flew with him on Marine One, talked with him daily and went out of his way to praise him publicly." ..." see full article


1226 days ago | motherjones
Chris Christie Is Sitting on a Bill to Seize Guns From Domestic Abusers - Mother Jones

"...For the past three weeks, a bill to crack down on gun possession by domestic abusers has been languishing on Chris Christie's desk. The bipartisan bill would give New Jersey courts and police greater authority to enforce current state gun laws against suspected and convicted abusers, but so far Christie has refused to say whether he will sign or veto it.Christie's silence coincides with what political observers see as his shift toward more permissive gun laws as he revs up his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.It also comes at a time when New Jersey lawmakers are scrambling to strengthen legal protections for victims of domestic violence, spurred by the June 3 murder of Carol Bowne in Berlin Township by her ex-boyfriend, a convicted felon. On June 25, the New Jersey legislature passed A-4218, the bill now awaiting action from Christie. Democrats had introduced the measure in February, but it sat in committee; after Bowne's death, it advanced speedily...." see full article


1249 days ago | thedailybeast
Chris Christie Pardoned This Man to Save Himself - Daily Beast

"...The pardon is a convenient way for Christie to make a grand display of his opposition to New Jersey's laws without actually doing anything to change them. Michael Patrick Carroll, a state assemblyman and one of the "radical" lawmakers Christie ran against in 1995 asked, "What's wrong with doing good while doing well? If you can go out there and do justice a the same time as drawing attention to the silly laws, and perhaps while helping a national campaign, what's wrong with that?"To the rest of the country, Carroll said, Christie may not be the 2nd Amendment's greatest advocate, "If he were running in Alabama, no. He retains some reservations that would lose him votes in Wyoming." However, "By New Jersey standards, he's a rockstar."..." see full article


1277 days ago | nationalreview
Christie's Latest Political Patronage Mess - National Review Online

"...Christie's latest mess stems from his opportunistic use of patronage to clear the path for Republicans to win a coveted elected position in Passaic Country and deprive Democrats of a flush campaign kitty. In a nutshell, it is alleged that, in 2010, the governor awarded a plum Port Authority (PA) job to a popular three-term sheriff of Passaic County in exchange for that sheriff's agreement not to seek reelection. The sheriff, in addition, donated his flush $600,000 campaign account to charity, thus depriving other Democrats of its use. We'll get to the unseemly details in due course. First, though, let's cut to the chase on the Times' allegation that Christie broke grand-jury law. In order to open up the PA slot for Passaic Sheriff Jerry Speziale, Christie ordered his top PA appointees, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein, to fire Arthur Cifelli, who was then the PA's public-safety director as well as the No 2. official in its police department. In explaining his rationale for the firing, Christie harked back to his term as United States attorney for New Jersey and, by the Times' lights, violated federal law...." see full article


1280 days ago | nj
Chris Christie and Mitt Romney: the good and the bad - NJ.com
"...Christie was so popular on the stump that his colorful speeches sometimes overshadowed the person people were there ostensibly to support. And his speeches sometimes drew unwanted attention, like when he told a heckler "Something's going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs, sweetheart." And Christie's speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention was widely criticized for the fact that Christie talked mostly about himself and took 17 minutes to mention Romney's name. The governor's decision to praise President Obama and appear with him in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was blamed by former Romney staffers with hurting the campaign in its final days...." see full article


1281 days ago | nationaljournal
Chris Christie PAC Paid for the Governor's Ticket and Travel to an NBA Finals ... - National Journal
"...Now, those questions have some answers: Christie's state spokesman told National JournalThursday afternoon that his attendance at the game was through the PAC, referring to Christie's Leadership Matters for America, launched in January. The PAC's spokeswoman confirmed that it paid for Christie's ticket to the game and his travel. And late Thursday, she said he was attending private and fundraising meetings in Ohio the day of the game, but declined to discuss their specific nature or how specifically they connected to the Cavs-Warriors game.The PAC's spending on Christie's NBA game attendance appears to be unusual. PACs like Leadership Matters for America, known as nonconnected committees, are typically used to support individual candidates and political party committees, and can also be used to support other PACs. They are not directly linked to any company, political party, or labor organization...." see full article


1281 days ago | thinkprogress
Chris Christie Suggests College Students Should Sell Themselves To Investors ... - ThinkProgress
"...Christie said students shouldn't expect to receive a degree that will significantly improve their earnings for nothing, but he mixed more conservative rhetoric with an acknowledgement that students should be able to receive some assistance. He cited his father's choice to attend Rutgers University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting after six years of both attending school and continuing to work, as the reason his father was able to get a career working on Wall Street for 40 years. Christie's father attended through the G.I. bill...." see full article


1282 days ago | bostonglobe
Chris Christie, know-it-all - Boston Globe (subscription)
"...When it comes to political, economic, and legal developments, the Garden State governor hasn't had it easy lately, and I don't doubt that Christie and his political team were delighted by the 5-2 ruling from the state Supreme Court. But with Christie, good news is relative. As the New York Times reported this morning, While Mr. Christie has been selling himself as a straight shooter, the court, despite its ruling for him, didn't make him seem like a man of his word. The loss of public trust due to the broken promises' in the law, the court wrote in its decision, is staggering.' ..." see full article


1283 days ago | nationaljournal
Chris Christie Is Stealing John McCain's Playbook - National Journal
"...Sounding like a McCain prot g , Christie called for additional military spending, increasing the scope of surveillance and intelligence, while warning about the threat of another terrorist attack. "Moves by Congress this week, led by members of our own party, to weaken America to me was a national disgrace. And be assured, as someone who's done this work, America today is weaker and more vulnerable than we were two weeks ago," Christie said.Like the town hall meetings in New Jersey that raised Christie's prominence, the governor relished the back-and-forth with voters on issues ranging from tackling the rising cost of college tuition to the growing threat of ISIS. He offered detailed prescriptions on entitlement reform while reminding attendees that he was willing to broach controversial issues without fear. "Here's the one thing you'll get with me: You never have to wonder where I stand," he repeated at several stops...." see full article


1283 days ago | salon
Chris Christie's epic screw-up: Exxon giveaway is even more of an ... - Salon

"...While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spends more and more time in New Hampshire, in hopes of igniting Granite State voter passion, his sweetheart deal with Exxon has sparked major grass roots outrage back at home.Over 40,000 New Jerseyans used a public comment period that just closed to call for the rejection of Christie's proposed deal with Exxon to settle $8.9 billion in environmental damage claims going back a century for just $225 million, or less than three cents on the dollar. Now, the state's Department of Environmental Protection has to respond to those comments and make a recommendation to the state judge overseeing the Exxon litigation...." see full article


1284 days ago | hotair
Chris Christie: We need a "military approach" to China's advances in the South ... - Hot Air
"...As a strategy, maybe he's decided that the only way to grab voters' attention is to out-hawk everyone else, ideally ending up in a splashy fight with Rand Paul that earn lots of free ink for both of them. Or maybe there's no strategy behind it beyond Christie's supreme confidence in his own charisma, the idea that if he drops enough self-styled truthbombs on Republicans, no matter how unpopular his opinion might be, they'll rally to him in admiration of the fact that he's a straight shooter who'll stand up to anyone including them.If you think that last theory is unconvincing, remember this is the same guy whose first big speech of the campaign was in support of entitlement reform, and who's now assuring national audiences that he'll crack down on marijuana as president even where it's legal at the state level despite the fact that a majority of Republicans not just national voters, but Republicans support the feds staying out of it. Watch the second half of the clip below in which John Dickerson asks him specifically about Colorado: Isn't that an important swing state, where a majority of voters have already cast ballots in favor of legal weed? Yup, says Christie. And I'm coming after them. And they'll agree with me or something. Quick, let's nominate him...." see full article


1284 days ago | takingnote.blogs.nytimes
Taking Note | Chris Christie Tries to Take On Hillary - New York Times (blog)
"...Despite a homey backdrop front porch, American flag, pots of red geraniums New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sounded like a street fighter Sunday morning on CBS's Face the Nation. This time the notoriously aggressive governor was taking on every Republican's favorite target Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the looming presidential primaries, had the nerve to blast Republicans like Mr. Christie for trying to keep people from voting in this country. As she put it pointedly: What part of democracy are they afraid of? (Note to Clinton camp: Are there bumper stickers yet?) She doesn't know what she's talking about, Gov. Christie answered sourly. In New Jersey, we have early voting, he added. I don't want to expand it and increase the opportunities for fraud. And maybe that's what Mrs. Clinton wants to do. ..." see full article


1285 days ago | breitbart
Chris Christie Muses White House Bid: 'Do I Want to Do It?' - Breitbart News
"... I go through all the different factors that I need to consider. And when I'm done, I check that off and I move to the next factor. And the factor I'm down to now, John, is do I want to do it? Do I want to do it? In my heart, is this something that I really, absolutely want to do? said Christie.The comment leaves Christie a door to exit a Republican primary in which he's gone from perceived front-runner a year ago, to someone struggling to break through an ever-growing field. Still, that he said it while in New Hampshire indicates he's still very much interested in throwing his hat into the ring...." see full article


1286 days ago | app
Is Chris Christie flip flopping? - Asbury Park Press
"...Gov. Chris Christie's shifting positions on education, immigration reform and other policy issues as he contemplates a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are supplying fodder for critics, who accuse the second-term governor of being a flip-flopper.But close observers of the nascent race for the White House say Christie isn't the only one making pivots, and that changes come with the territory for any politician trying to launch a national campaign for the first time...." see full article


1288 days ago | usnews
Chris Christie's Common Core Flip Flop - U.S. News & World Report

"...Let's start with Christie. He claims he wants to get New Jersey out of Common Core because it's federal overreach. Yet Common Core is even less tied to federal education dollars today than it was a few years ago when Christie was enthusiastically touting it. The governor is also keeping the Common Core tests New Jersey adopted in place. So students will continue to be tested on the Common Core standards even as he maneuvers to change the standards. That sleight of hand left Common Core advocates and critics frustrated and seems certain to be challenging for teachers. It also drives home that Christie isn't talking about Common Core specifics as much as he's talking about national politics...." see full article


1290 days ago | washingtonpost
Chris Christie's about-face - Washington Post

"...Mr. Christie not so long ago was an unabashed supporter of the K-12 standards, developed at the impetus of governors and state education officials who recognized the value of consistent, real-world learning goals. As he tested the waters for a presidential run and encountered implacable opposition to the standards from his party's most conservative wing, he expressed mounting doubts. On Thursday, he completed his abandonment of principle, announcing an effort to develop a new set of standards that would be unique to New Jersey...." see full article


1293 days ago | nj
Gaffe of the year: Chris Christie unwittingly reveals a blackmail plot by our ... - NJ.com
"...I realize it must be tough to run a big state while also campaigning for the job of running the entire universe. But of late the pressure seems to be getting to Chris Christie.I witnessed an excellent example of that last week when I finally got my hands on a recording of what was billed as the governor's major foreign policy speech May 18.The speech was in New Hampshire and I didn't attend it. But I did read the prepared remarks sent out in advance by the campaign. Among them was this gem...." see full article


1293 days ago | observer
Chris Christie: Barack Obama Is 'Fooling Us Again' - New York Observer
"...What kind of support Mr. Christie will ultimately get is not clear. Reeling from the Bridgegate scandal, which has led to the federal indictments of several close aides, and a sluggish New Jersey economy, Mr. Christie's presidential hopes have taken major hits since he breezed to re-election in 2013. The 2016 Republican field is crowded with stronger, scandal-free candidates like Mr. Cruz, many of whom share his hawkish approach to foreign policy and fiscal conservatism.Though the governor won a few applause lines during his speech, he energized the ballroom inside the Marriott Marquis less than Mr. Cruz, one of the Senate's most ardent Israel supporters. When Mr. Christie finished his speech, he did not receive a standing ovation...." see full article


1295 days ago | chicagotribune
Don't cry for Chris Christie - Chicago Tribune

"...The traffic jams were orchestrated by a top Christie aide and two high-level officials he appointed, according to prosecutors in a federal case, and the motive was political payback to Fort Lee's mayor, a Democrat, for not supporting Christie in the governor's race. One of the appointees involved has pleaded guilty.So, yeah, Christie is really the aggrieved party here. Reporters investigated the story. It was front-page news. It led news broadcasts. Columnists, pundits and political adversaries raked the governor over the coals. Oh the injustice of it!No evidence has surfaced that Christie knew of the plan. This has been widely reported. Yet Christie is still fuming...." see full article


1299 days ago | thedailybeast
Dear Christie: Sorry We Did Our Job - Daily Beast

"...I would like to apologize to Christie, first, on behalf of everyone who noticed that access lanes to the George Washington Bridge had been inexplicably shut down and wondered why it happened, and how it could have happened without the state's top lawmaker being at the very least aware of it.And I would like to apologize to Christie on behalf of the children who were late to their first day of school because of the profound traffic jams those lane closures caused, and on behalf of the emergency workers who instead of sitting in the traffic were forced to respond to calls on foot.I'm sorry that Christie's initial response to this bizarre occurrence in the northern part of his state was indifference, and his response to reporters asking questions total contempt...." see full article


1303 days ago | techdirt
Chris Christie: Your NSA Fears Are Bullshit And Civil Liberties Advocates Are ... - Techdirt
"...This, in case you're confused, is absolute nonsense. That's not to say that protecting American lives wasn't high on the founding fathers' list of things to do. It certainly was. It appears just below protecting their freedom, however. Christie suggesting that it was the founding fathers' intention to negotiate some compromise between freedom and safety is fiction. Man, if only there was some catchy phrase from a historical figure that could some this all up for me in an easily reproducable, easy-to-tweet to Christie fashion. ..." see full article


1304 days ago | salon
Chris Christie humiliates himself on Fox News: Why his "they want me to stay ... - Salon

"...His horrible approval rating is slightly higher than his horrible would make a good president rating, so maybe some portion of that 9% sliver of voters are telling Quinnipiac pollsters that Christie would not make a good president in the hope that he stays on the job...." see full article


1305 days ago | realclearpolitics
Christie Charming Voters, Who Still Worry About "Bridgegate"

"...In such town halls and one-on-one settings, Republicans and independents in New Hampshire appear drawn to Christie's brash personality and early forays into policy. But while most of the nearly three dozen voters, activists and political operatives interviewed by The Associated Press in recent weeks are dismissive of what they call the "bridge thing," many are skeptical he can ever get past it...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1309 days ago | washingtonpost
Bridgegate is still a BIG problem for Chris Christie - The Washington ...

"...Momentum and buzz are a strange things in the world of politics. They're hard to build and even harder to reclaim once you've lost them. That's where Christie finds himself today lost amid a glut of would-be aspirants to the top (or even second) tier of the coming presidential race...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1316 days ago | salon
Chris Christie's low-rent Machiavellis: The scheming lunatics behind Bridgegate - Salon

"...Christie's 2016 hopes are being dragged down by collapsing poll numbers, high unemployment, and a struggling state economy. On top of all that, he has to cope with the fact that he installed this trio of lunatics into positions of power which they giddily abused to exact harsh retribution on a public official (and, more importantly, his constituents) over a minor political slight...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1320 days ago | nytimes
Christie's Camp Mobilizes to Salvage White House Hopes - New York Times

"...But amid the bustle, there was an absorption of a new reality for the governor and those closest to him: that his bid for the White House seems increasingly far-fetched. A political team long characterized by its self-assuredness now sounds strikingly subdued, sobered and, realistic about his odds...." see full article


1321 days ago | nytimes
With Bridge Case Charges, a Cloud Descends on Christie's White House Hopes - New York Times

"...Now, the growing risk for Mr. Christie is that the very belligerence that electrified voters, the press and the Republican Party, and catapulted him into a credible contender for the White House, may wind up putting the presidency out of his reach...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1322 days ago | rawstory
'Bridgegate' appears to be roadblock to Chris Christie's run for the 2016 GOP ... - Raw Story

"...Christie has relegated himself largely to multi-candidate forums while declared candidates Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have had a more robust presence in the midwest...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1322 days ago | huffingtonpost
Bridge Scandal May Be Death Knell For Chris Christie's 2016 ...

"...In many ways, the outcome was the best he could have hoped for little new information and no names mentioned beyond those Christie had already cut ties to...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1322 days ago | politico
Chris Christie's not-so-terrible day - Politico

"...The scandal has exacted a tremendous political toll on Christie's political aspirations, overshadowing him at a time when presidential contenders are racing to lock up the donors and supporters who are critical to their 2016 hopes. He has watched as his poll numbers, both at home and nationally, have plummeted. ..." see full article


1323 days ago | politico
Chris Christie ex-ally pleads guilty in Bridgegate scandal - Politico

"...The news offers potential relief for Christie as he considers a 2016 presidential bid, but does not end questions relating to the governor's relationship with the alleged conspirators and the scheme...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1323 days ago | feeds.washingtonpost
The Fix: Bridgegate is still a BIG problem for Chris Christie

"...Even under that scenario, Bridgegate has functioned as a massive impediment to Christie's chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


1323 days ago | nj
A flat-out flip-flop from Chris Christie on income taxes | Mulshine - NJ.com
"...Christie's attack ranks as one of the cheapest shot I've seen in recent political history. It's obvious to anyone who can do math that you can't impose a flat tax without imposing higher taxes on those at the bottom of the scale. That's the difference between a flat tax and a progressive tax. One redistributes income and one doesn't Oh, and what about that plan to cut income taxes across the board? Once safely in office, he promptly forgot it...." see full article


1325 days ago | newsday
Chris Christie is who he is - Newsday
"...But all is not lost for Christie when it comes to relating to people. A recent visit to New Hampshire showed something that few political observers saw coming: Far from being a liability, when used correctly, Christie's mouth can be a valuable asset...." see full article



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