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Christie funnels public pension money to Wall Street while pushing cuts on workers

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't plan to make the state's promised payment—under a law he personally pushed for—to public worker pensions. But while the 2016 Republican hopeful is shorting money intended...Show More Summary

The Passion Of Big Chicken, The Fleecing

I suspect that the Chris Christie Comeback is not going to be based on the model of governance that he brought to New Jersey. I suspect that may be beyond even the vast talents of the various porcine cosmeticians in the national media. There are a co...

Cuomo enabled Christie’s Tunnelgate

Teachout: Last year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s appointees blocked traffic at the toll booths feeding the George Washington Bridge. What has been dubbed Bridgegate created several hours of chaos, danger and inconvenience for thousands of commuters.

The Invisible Hand Fisted New Jersey

Nobody could have predicted that Chris Christie’s decision to move pension funds to Wall Street was a shitty idea: Between fiscal year 2011 and 2014, the state’s pension trailed the median returns for similarly sized public pension systems throughout the country, according to data from the financial analysis firm, Wilshire Associates. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Has "Cost New Jersey Taxpayers Billions" in Privatized Pension Scam

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

L.E.MORMILE //Shutterstock Where'd all the money go, Chris Christie? Every so often, Republicans bring up the idea of privatizing Social Security, of "investing" that money into Wall Street as a way to strengthen the economy. The idea was shot down when George W. Show More Summary

Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash To High Risk Funds, Cost Taxpayers $3.8 Billion

Well, there you go. The "means what he says and says what he means" Chris Christie has built up support for his presidential run by setting up an arrange where Wall Street bankers could skim large fees off the top of pension funds, and then turned around and blamed state retirees for the shortfall. Show More Summary

Christie warns Illinois Democrats using 'every trick in the book' to help Quinn

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie today accused Gov. Pat Quinn and the state’s ruling Democrats of manipulating efforts to enhance their ticket, using techniques such as legalizing same-day registration on Election Day in an effort to boost turnout and blunt a GOP challenge from...

AM Roundup: A Bumpy Trip for Self-Driving Cars; The Christie-Giuliani Connections

AP Law Blog rounds up the morning's news: Sharing More Than a Party: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had a lot in common with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a long time—two Northeast Republicans known for their tough talk, Italian-American roots and taste for the national spotlight. Show More Summary

Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Rep. Paul Ryan

It’s not clear Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to run for president. However, if former Florida governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie don’t run or don’t seem viable if they do, the pressure on Ryan from reform-minded moderate and conservative Republicans, as well as big donors, will be intense. He would have the […]

Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Gov. Chris Christie

Right Turn is away for the week, but we have been looking at the challenges the likely presidential candidates will face. Today we’ll look at Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. The bridge scandal hasn’t yet amounted to very much, although it bounced him out of a commanding position in the pre-2016 jostling. Assuming he […]

Ledger: In an ideal world, taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for Christie's Bridgegate camouflage

We flame the Ledger - and especially its head opinionator Tom Moran - plenty when we think they're wrong. Today, they make a crucial distinction between what the public got for Chris Christie's Bridgegate legal bill ($6.52 million) vs. Show More Summary

Time Magazine's Totally Juvenile Attack on Chris Christie

Yesterday a woman used the Q&A portion of one of Gov. Christie's town hall events to question his use of Bruce Springsteen's music prior to the event. Time magazine turned that into a story titled "Watch Chris Christie Get Totally Defensive About Being Friends With Bruce Springsteen." Totally, dude. Show More Summary

Video: Chris Christie Is BFF With Bruce Springsteen & There's Nothing You Can Say To Convince Him Otherwise

At this point, we really feel a little bad for Chris Christie—he might be a political bully with backwards views on social reforms, but he's also a human being with feelings. And sometimes these feelings take the form of delusions, such as his ongoing delusion that he and his favorite musician, Bruce Springsteen, are best friends. Show More Summary

Gov. Christie insists Bruce Springsteen is a friend

Chris Christie set the record straight on his friendship with New Jersey idol Bruce Springsteen after a woman claimed the singer wanted nothing to do with the governor.

Chris Christie Berates Woman Over Bruce Springsteen At Townhall

When Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon ripped Gov. Christie in a parody about the Bridgegate scandal, it put a damper on his relationship with his favorite artist. Being made fun of like this over a very important political controversy...Show More Summary

Romney’s Political Stock Continues to Rise in Muddled GOP Field

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was smiling for his police booking mug shot in Austin on Tuesday. In a similar vein, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still saddled with the fallout from last December’s “Bridgegate” scandal and Wisconsin Gov. Show More Summary

CBS Thrills Over Liberal Heckler Who Mocked Christie: 'She Sounded Like a Reporter!'

What would you call an angry heckler who hurls insults at a Republican? According to the hosts of CBS This Morning, the answer is "a reporter." The journalists on Wednesday played footage of a protester sparring with Chris Christie over his use of Bruce Springsteen music at rallies. Show More Summary

Christie Shuts Down Heckler with Brilliant Name Dropping

last weekNews : Mediaite

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got into one of his heated back-and-forths at a Tuesday town hall in New Jersey. The topic of contention: whether singer Bruce Springsteen asked Christie to stop using his music during public appearances.

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