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This is how Chris Christie talks about you when he's out of state.

This is how Gov Christie talks about New Jersey when he's with his Republican buddies: We have the Washington Post and reporter Valerie Strauss to thank for making sure we got to see what Christie's doing when he's riding with his Republican friends, and leaving all thoughts of accountability to New Jersey behind. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Brags About Being 'The Decider'

Chris Christie clearly thinks he can overcome all of the scandal he's caused as Governor of New Jersey and make a run for the Republican nomination. Step one in the process: Dub himself "The Decider." Newark public schools under state...Show More Summary

Chris Christie is breaking his own pension promises: 'Welcome to the real world, folks'

In 2011, Gov. Chris Christie made a big push to cut pensions for New Jersey's public workers, a push that included the promise that from now on, the state would do its part to keep the pension system funded after years of failing to meet its obligations. Show More Summary

@GovChristie: Education Politics, Not Education Policy

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. Remember Chris Christie's big idea from this past winter? He was going to lengthen the school day and the school year. It was urgent that we do this immediately: "This is a key step to improve student outcomes and boost our competitiveness. Show More Summary

ICYMI: The video that welcomed Christie to Colorado

Chris Christie, working overtime at his real job, while ignoring the job he was elected to do, is in Aspen right now. The state where he dissed the Colorado quality of life (which might be taking New Jersey exceptionalism a little too far), and where New York's GOP candidate against Cuomo is laying in wait for him. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today's roundup is brought to you by more than 300 Lutheran kids from Nebraska who came to help. Christie Tom Moran seems finally to grasp Chris Christie's MO though this reads like Christie's purely self-promotional behavior at the expense of good governing is something new. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for July 19-20, 2014

Sunday feature reading: 'Maya Angelou of Iraq' at home in NJ, Kevin Riordan's profile of writer Faleeha Hassan. Chris Christie's Chief Economist to Resign And the jokes write themselves. Christie's Real Job - RGA Money-Collector (or Quick! Quick! Look Presidential!) In Iowa - Christie kicks off the campaign before the campaign. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Echidne of the Snakes - how is your class doing? Simply Left Behind - today we are all Dutch; The American Prospect - Chris Christie decides he loves Hobby Lobby! (hint: he was in Iowa); Whiskey Fire - what about the children? WorldShow More Summary

CBS Interested In Buying CNN

// Now read this:Burger-gate: Conservatives Are Going Bonkers Because Obama Ate A Hamburger (Jul 17, 2014) Chris Christie Removed This Awful Video In Which He Declares He’s ‘Choosing To Do What Is Right’ (Jul 16, 2014) Watch: White Reporter Suspended After Voicing His Opinion On Black Families (Jul 16, 2014) Reporter Stopped By TSA Agent [...]

NJ Working Families Leaks "Director's Cut"of Christie Trailer

Ouch. This is not the kind of national news you want to make if you're Chris Christie. Cringe. Fortunately, NJ Working Families has dug up yet a third version of Christie's anti-union movie trailer starring The Rock, then uh, removing The Rock. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Suddenly Suffers the Unbearable Specificity of Running for President

Chris Christie went to Iowa this week, bringing what reporters inevitably call his "trademark New Jersey style" to the heartland, where he could mix and mingle with the small number of Republican voters who have the power, a year and a half hence, to either elevate him or crush his White House dreams. Show More Summary

Christie Aide: I Deleted BridgeGhazi Texts To Governor

Ruh-roh! Is someone admitting to wrongdoing — or taking the fall for New Jersey’s corpulent, anger-management-challenged governor — or both? Another shoe drops in Trenton: An aide to Gov. Chris Christie says she texted him her thoughts about testimony on the closure of traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge but later deleted the messages. [...]

Chris Christie Removes This Awful Video Which Declares He’s ‘Choosing To Do What Is Right’

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) released a video in his push for more cuts to state workers’ benefits, which didn’t go over too well.  The governor’s office released a trailer Tuesday for a fake/mock summer blockbuster movie titled, “No Pain. No Gain.” Christie has since removed the video which we’ve included in this post. Clips of [...]

Chris Christie Explains Why He Won’t Answer Questions: ‘You’ll Have This Tape And You’ll Use It’

The media has largely bought into a narrative that Christie is a blunt straight-talker. So why won't he answer any policy questions? The post Chris Christie Explains Why He Won’t Answer Questions: ‘You’ll Have This Tape And You’ll Use It’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Christie's Testing Executive Order: A Round-Up of Opinions

On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order that changed how teacher evaluations are tied to test scores. Non-eduwonks may be wondering what the fuss is all about; believe me, it's actually a pretty big deal, and it has consequences for both state politics and Christie's impending national campaign. Show More Summary

Morning Joe Crew Continue Their Love Affair With Chris Christie

The crew over at Morning Joe have had an ongoing love affair with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a very long time now and it doesn't look like it's coming to an end any time soon. Regular fixture on the show and former Bushie, Nicolle...Show More Summary

This Is How The Right Will Try to Destroy Chris Christie

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is crisscrossing Iowa. Officially, the visit is a fundraising trip tied to his side job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. But like most any big-time politician choosing...Show More Summary

Christie: Marriage Equality Is ‘Settled Law’ In New Jersey, But GOP Should Still Fight It Nationwide

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) isn't ready to give up fighting against same-sex marriage. The post Christie: Marriage Equality Is ‘Settled Law’ In New Jersey, But GOP Should Still Fight It Nationwide appeared first on ThinkProgr...

Weekend News Roundup & open Thread of July 12-13, 2014

Bridgegate is so NOT over: Chris Christie and the Priorities of the Privileged Rutgers' Linda Stamato, guesting in Bob Braun's column, talks about how and why Bridgegate shed light on the realities of Christie's spending, mismanagement and priorities and even for the short attention spans, it's not time to close that discussion. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Whoring for GOP love

By Richard K. Barry Just back from a couple of weeks sitting on a dock in Northern Ontario, with a stack of books. Now I'm trying to catch up to events. At the cabin we get a single channel using old-fashioned rabbit ears. And almost no high-speed Internet access. Show More Summary

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