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On Monday’s Radio Show…

• Anti-gay activist Scott Lively explains why an “angry mob” is needed to stop same-sex marriage. • And there’s another sign Gov. Chris Christie might run for President…But when will he announce?  

Christie’s Wife Quits Wall Street Job

Adding to speculation that Chris Christie intends to run for president, his wife, Mary Pat,  just quit her job on Wall Street. Her resignation from New York-based Angelo Gordon & Co, which manages hedge funds and alternative investments, is perhaps the clearest sign yet that Christie is likely to officially announce that he will be [...]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's wife leaves Wall Street job

A spokesman for Christie's office confirmed Friday that Mary Pat Christie recently resigned as managing director at Angelo, Gordon and Co. and is putting her career on hiatus. [...] there are obvious political considerations in cutting Wall Street ties on the cusp of a campaign.

Scott Walker and Chris Christie show off the GOP's job-creation chops

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Republicans have been itching to show how much better they could do with the American economy than President Obama has done. But Republican governors have had the chance to show what they can do with their own states' economies, and the crop currently planning to run for president... Show More Summary

Chris Christie dares discuss Social Security, Medicaid

If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has his way, the unfolding presidential campaign will focus on generational fairness. It will seek to curb spending on the elderly — mainly Social Security and Medicare — without putting the elderly at risk. This debate would be good for the country, but whether...

QOTD: There are more insider Republicans that are waiting to defect...

Is New Jersey for Jeb instead of Chris? We learned recently that longtime Christie BFF and ally Joe Kyrillos is on Team Bush. Now Politicker has a story up today about a fundraiser being planned and organized by Republicans for Jeb Bush...Show More Summary

Gov. Paul LePage Will Protect Maine From Threat Of Decent Wages

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is working really hard to earn the title of Most Loathsome Governor in America, which is a difficult task in a nation containing Rick Scott, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Sam Brownback, and so many other worthy candidates. Show More Summary

Congratulations to WNYC's team and reporters Andrea Bernstein & Matt Katz, Peabody Award winners

This week, WNYC & New Jersey Public Radio won a Peabody Award for their reporting of how Gov. Chris Christie and his administration's exercise power in New Jersey. Their submitted work, spanning a year, was filed under the heading of White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power. Show More Summary

Poor Chris Christie Is Not A Rich Man. He’s Barely A Five-Millionaire!

So here’s a nice little thinky piece on income disparities and how the merely wealthy see themselves as not especially rich, particularly not when compared to their obscenely wealthy friends. It takes as its focus New Jersey Gov. Christie,...Show More Summary

Here's how the DNC is dogging Chris Christie today

Today the DNC released the following statement in response to Chris Christie's comments this weekend regarding President Obama: : "We always knew Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani were buddies, but now it's clear they're working from the same set of talking points, too. Show More Summary

New Low For Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reached his lowest approval rating to date according to a Quinnipiac poll. A majority — 53 percent to 38 percent — thinks the governor knew about the traffic situation on the George Washington Bridge, but most say that he did not personally order it, according to a Quinnipiac University [...]

Bush, Christie Favor Raising the Retirement Age

Steve Benen, MSNBC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), looking for a way to break through in the Republican presidential race, announced his support for major "reforms" to social-insurance programs this week, including a call to raise the retirement age to 69. Show More Summary

Christie Already Going Nasty

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is just wondering whether the President of the United States cares about the country he leads. Obama’s patriotism is once again being questioned by a Conservative. He added that after more than six years into Obama’s presidency, “we still don’t even know” who he is. Local News 8 reports: “I [...]

Christie: I'd Keep Marijuana Illegal

Chris Christie would "crack down and not permit" legalized marijuana if elected president, he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. The pledge from New Jersey's Republican governor, who is openly teasing a bid for the...Show More Summary

Jeb On Social Security Cuts: Me Too!

And there he goes, heading off Chris Christie at the fundraising pass! Folks, I don't have to tell you why this is a shitty idea -- you already know, right? April 17, 2015 MANCHESTER, NH—Jeb Bush grabbed one of the third rails of American...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: raise the retirement age

GOP donors and plenty of pundits will probably swoon, but raising the retirement age is bad for the poor, whether Jeb Bush and Chris Christie realize it or not.

Media Hype Chris Christie's Plan To Cut Social Security As A "Brave" And "Authentic" Move

Media outlets trumpeted likely Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie as striving to be "authentic and brave" for proposing harmful cuts to Social Security benefits that would include raising the retirement age. Speaking...Show More Summary

Despite 1% status, Christie says he's 'not wealthy'

Is $700,000 in annual income a lot of money? For nearly everyone, the answer is, "Yes." For Chris Christie, the answer is... a big political mess.

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