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News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Christie, failing at 2014, as he dreams of 2016 Businessweek covers Christie's corporate welfare failures:Governor Chris Christie came to office in 2010 staking NJ's economic turnaround on the resurrection of 2 stalled construction projects. Show More Summary

Evidence Shows NJ's Urban Hope Act Unlikely To Work

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. The Urban Hope Act, which will greatly expand charter school enrollment in Camden, overwhelmingly passed the Senate this week following Governor Chris Christie's conditional veto. The bill now headsShow More Summary

Five Things Christie's pension commission Does NOT want NJ residents to know

Matt Arco in his "dumb it down" and "keep it simple" Star-Ledger article today writes about 5 things Chris Christie's pension commission wants New Jersey residents to know. The commission report issued yesterday had nothing new to tell...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Claim you know nothing, and maybe the buck will stop somewhere else From Salon: Roger Goodell, Chris Christie and the ultimate managerial cop-out: 'The question is: Is the "I didn't know about the mayhem on my watch" excuse really aShow More Summary

Deep Thoughts: Chris Christie is Definitely a Trenton Outsider

Mmm hmm. Promoted by Rosi. He's usually in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas or anywhere else other than Trenton where he has a job.

Gov. Chris Christie On Regional Cap-And-Trade: It’s ‘A Completely Useless Plan’

The governor of the state threatened by up to 15 inches more sea level rise than the global average says he "would not think of rejoining" the nine-state cap-and-trade plan. The post Gov. Chris Christie On Regional Cap-And-Trade: It’s ‘A Completely Useless Plan’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Feds Find No Evidence Christie Knew Of Bridge Closures In Advance

The Department of Justice has concluded a 9 month investigation stating that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn’t know in advance that lanes would be closed on the George Washington Bridge. The probe to date has turned up no evidence Christie had any prior information or directed that lanes be closed for four days, federal [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Christie is in New Jersey, Holding Live Press Conference for Unknown Topic

In a stunning turn of events, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is actually in New Jersey and will be doing Governory things today. He's called an 11 a.m. press conference with an unspecified topic for today. Watch it here:

Tholl-Road Thom meets Lane-Closing Christie in an orgy for over-sized egomaniacs

Big fundraising to-do in Wilmington last night, when the sleaziest governor in America, Chris Christie, showed up to support the sleaziest candidate in America, Thom Tillis. A good time was had by all. And Christie, who said he couldn't...Show More Summary

No alimony? No fair!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that ends the practice of permanent alimony in his state. Unsurprisingly, the people who have been agitating for this change are men paying permanent alimony.

Christie sets a record for credit rating downgrades

Part of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's appeal to Republican presidential primary voters was supposed to be that he was the guy who inflicted pain on workers to bring his state's budget under control. Now, he's the guy who inflicted...Show More Summary

Crooked Chiefs: Handy Guide to GOP Governor Scandals

I don't always read the communications from groups vying for my attention to tell me how corrupt the scandal-plagued Gov. Chris Christie is, as Bridgegate, RGA tours and potential contest with Hillary Clinton heat up the public's interest. Show More Summary

Tweety Feels Sad About Chris Christie's NJ Credit Downgrade

Today's a pretty lousy day. Pistorius is not guilty, 9/11 marks its sad 13th anniversary and Standard and Poors has downgraded Chris Christie's New Jersey for the EIGHTH TIME. The Morning Republican Joe show on MSNBC had on Chris Matthews...Show More Summary

Wall Street downgrades NJ for record 8th time - 2nd time this week - on Christie's watch

Hey, it's a swanky party Bill Palatucci's throwing Chris Christie and Mitt Romney tonight. Big doings at the East Brunswick Hilton. White folks with checkbooks forking over $150 to get in the door or $5 grand to snuggle up close to special guest Mitt Romney and Governor Wannabe President. Show More Summary

TONIGHT: Christie & Romney party down on the Bridgegate anniversary

Scandal? What scandal? We gonna party DOWN and raise more money for da party of NO! - Chris 'n Mitt Governor Christie has been in Illinois all day while Newark students staged a sit-down strike in front of his state-controlled school superintendent Cami Anderson's office, demanding she come out and talk to them. Show More Summary

Another Failed Christie Nominee

Chris Christie has two main characteristics that make people -- and in particular journalists and editorial writers -- think he is competent and deserving of high office. The first is that he is a truth teller. This has taken a beating...Show More Summary

Fitch Downgrades New Jersey's Credit Rating

Wall Street analysts at Fitch Ratings today downgraded New Jersey's bond rating for the second time this year, citing the state's poor economic performance, Gov. Chris Christie's (R) rosy revenue forecasts -- which failed to materialize...Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Gone Boy

Drew Sheneman at the Ledger nails it. Both the cartoon and the commentary (posted below): Sheneman's commentary: "If I were Christie I would travel, too. Other states have jobs, pension reforms and bridges with all the lanes open. This place is a bummer." Mm hm.

Christie’s Jersey Downgraded Again

Fitch has downgraded New Jersey’s bond rating for the second time this year citing the state’s poor economic performance and the governor’s decision to fill a budget gap by cutting $2.4 billion from the pension fund. Fitch said Christie’s decision to cut the pension payments this year marked a “repudiation” of a bipartisan plan he [...]

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