THIS KIND OF THING HURTS CHRIS CHRISTIE’S BRAND: New Jersey man denied gun permit for crime he didn’t commit. Not so much the stories themselves, which are horrific, but Christie’s failure to oppose New Jersey’s authoritarian, prohibitionist firearms regime.
With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory argues that because heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine users often used marijuana before...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) keeps looking more and more like a 2016 presidential candidate, but his poll numbers aren't pretty. There has been a steady stream of new lows for Christie's approval rating in both national and state polls. Show More Summary
• 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?
The polls aren't being especially kind to the potential presidential candidate, either.
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 [...]
It what may be the clearest sign yet that he intends to run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) just left her job on Wall Street. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Mary Pat Christie has dropped her lucrative...Show More Summary
Mary Pat Christie has left her lucrative position at an investment firm as her husband, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, prepares for a likely presidential run.
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.
Gov. Chris Christie’s wife has left her Wall Street job as Mr. Christie eyes a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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
It occurred to me today that while I've mocked the political wisdom of Chris Christie and Jeb Bush coming out for an increase in the retirement age for Social Security,...
Some bad ideas just won't die: Zombies of 2016, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Last week,...Chris Christie... gave a speech in which he tried to position himself as a tough-minded fiscal realist. In fact, however, his supposedly tough-minded...
Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to get a modest horse race poll bounce, but will it last? Support for same sex marriage hits another new high. And Chris Christie has a bad week. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 24, 2015. Presidential aspirants can get poll "bounces" when they announce their candidacies, and Sen. Show More Summary
Categories: Quickies Why Rich People Think They’re Middle Class – “Chris Christie’s net worth (at least $4 million) is 50 times that of the average American. His household income of $700,000 (his... (Read more...)
Does any of the plan make sense? "No it doesn't," Krugman concludes.
Christie Still Straddles Fence on Online Tests, Common Core Standards NJ Spotlight: Gov. Chris Christie yesterday offered some of his most expansive comments – if not an outright defense -- on the new PARCC tests and against the movement that has seen as many as 50,000 students sit out the exams. Show More Summary
Salon: “What do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal all have in common? They’re all sitting governors who’d like to be president, sure. But what else?” “How about being embarrassingly bad at job creation? That’s right. From January 2011 [...]
They were supposed to show off the GOP's deep bench. Instead, they highlighted incompetence. What do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal all have in common? They’re all sitting governors who’d like to be president, sure. But what else? How about being embarrassingly bad at job creation? That’s right. Show More Summary
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...