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Don't cry for Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants an apology.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words

'And furthermore...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things about each other for charity: “We don’t give a s--- about this or any...Show More Summary

Hard to Believe, but Chris Christie is Breaking the Law

Governor Christie has at least two Twitter accounts. One, @GovChristie, is his official State of New Jersey account and is managed and operated by taxpayer-funded social media experts. Even though he uses this account primarily for self-promotion, it's difficult to make the case that he's misusing taxpayer funds. Show More Summary

A not-indicted Chris Christie says media owes him an apology

Hang on, we have to savor this for a while: Chris Christie says the media owes him an apology over the Bridgegate scandal. Oh yeah, that's the stuff. “I do believe there's an absolute bias and a rush to judgment. You all know this, you saw the coverage of me 15 months ago. Show More Summary

Fun To Watch

GOP Govs. Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, and John Kasich are dealing with serious, largely self-created, state budget shortfalls (tax cuts for everyone!) that are putting a real crimp in their 2016 presidential ambitions. And Grover Norquist is happily holding their feet to the fire as they try to wriggle out of their fiscal jams.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, May 22, 2015

Shortened Roundup this AM. What are YOU reading, Blue Jersey? Just read it. Nuzzi: Dear Chris Christie: Sorry We Did Our Job. More of what President Obama wasn't briefed about before he came to Camden and proclaimed Camden County Police a model for the nation A list of the new police force's "dubious" selling points. Show More Summary

Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal. The potential Republican presidential contender told CNBC's "Squawk Box" Thursday that he's been held to a higher standard than Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

What consensus on immigration looks like

Chris Christie wants to find a "consensus"solution on immigration. He's too late -- we had a consensus two years ago.

Chris Christie and the Distorting Lens of New York Media Dominance

As I noted below and as reality has noted several times in recent months, a series of self-inflicted wounds and news events over which he had little control have conspired together to make the idea of a Chris Christie presidential run an almost comically unrealistic proposition. Show More Summary

Good Question, Ed

Ed Kilgore asks: Why on earth is Chris Christie still pretending he's running for President? Alt history reading: if only Christie hadn't embraced Obama, gotten involved in the Bridgegate fiasco and seen his in-state approval ratings plummet he could be perfectly positioned to take advantage of Jeb Bush's stumbles.

The Last One To Know

Ed Kilgore on the sad spectacle of Chris Christie pretending that he's still a viable presidential contender.

Home state animus burdens governors with eyes on 2016

Rachel Maddow reviews the home state popularity problems of 2016 presidential aspirants like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Louisiana Governor Bobby...

Christie backtracks on path to citizenship then calls Clinton a panderer

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, desperate to get some traction in a 2016 pack that's leaving him behind, went after Hillary Clinton's longtime embrace of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Heather Haddon has the...Show More Summary

Chris Christie invokes 9/11: 'You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes on civil liberties, domestic espionage, and the stupid Founding Fathers. “And there are going to be some who are going to come before you and are going to say, ‘Oh, no, no, no. This is not what the Founders intended,’” he said. Show More Summary

New Jersey Loves Chris Christie Too Much To Share Him With America

According to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, there is just not enough of him to go around, and New Jersey residents would be very upset and jealous if he betrayed them by running for president of U.S. America. In an interview with Fox...Show More Summary

Chris Christie No Longer Supports A Pathway To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants

The governor’s comments come less than two years after he won re-election in his immigrant-filled state by reaching out to minorities and promising benefits for undocumented immigrants. The post Chris Christie No Longer Supports A Pathway To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

QoTD: He really said this.

Chris Christie to Megyn Kelly of Fox News, when she asked him about the Quinnipiac University poll that showed that 65% of New Jersey residents think he would not make a good president: "They want me to stay." hat/tip Charles Stile

Chris Christie Calls U.S. Surveillance Fears ‘Baloney’

Christie criticized “civil liberties extremists” who have been skeptical of the federal government’s intelligence collection programs. The post Chris Christie Calls U.S. Surveillance Fears ‘Baloney’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Christie to call for larger military, more US intervention

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for a larger U.S. military and a boost in national defense spending, according to excerpts of his foreign policy speech Monday in New Hampshire. Previous speeches focused on overhauling Social Security and lowering taxes on individuals and corporations.

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for May 16-17, 2015

Shorter Chris & Mary Pat Christie - at the Preakness: We don't care if we've tanked New Jersey's economy. There are fancy drinks with umbrellas, rich Republicans and horsies here! Christian much? Stay classy, Seton Hall University. And...Show More Summary

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