Tough time at town hall for Christie
July 1st, 2014
07:12 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Tough time at town hall for Christie

Caldwell, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie faced his toughest audience yet Tuesday since resuming question and answer sessions with New Jersey residents six months ago.

Protesters interrupted the governor several times during his 123rd town hall in the suburb of New York. There were also tense exchanges between Christie and two audience members.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
July 1st, 2014
10:15 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Christie gives no opinion on Hobby Lobby case

(CNN) – In a departure from other Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not give an opinion Tuesday on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, arguing there was no point in making a comment about the decision.

"The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution," the potential presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Supreme Court
New Jersey committee investigating bridge lane closures to call more witnesses
June 30th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
1 month ago

New Jersey committee investigating bridge lane closures to call more witnesses

(CNN) - Despite calls from Republicans to wrap it up the Democratic co-chairs of the New Jersey legislative committee investigating the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September will issue a new round of subpoenas for witnesses as early as Monday.

Working off a list of 13 potential new witnesses, committee co-chair John Wisniewski said there are many more questions to be asked of people in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in the wake of testimony from the governor’s chief of staff earlier this month.

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Christie warns of budget fight at town hall
June 25th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie warns of budget fight at town hall

(CNN) - With a budget deadline just days away and New Jersey facing a billion dollar shortfall, Gov. Chris Christie told a town hall audience on Wednesday that he will veto any bill that crosses his desk containing a tax hike.

The Republican governor was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the gymnasium at an elementary school in Haddon Heights, a suburb of Philadelphia, for his 122nd town hall. Before taking questions, Christie said he will not approve any budget that raises taxes and fees.

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Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge
June 24th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge

Updated 5:20 p.m. ET, 6/24/2014

(CNN) – Chris Christie’s office argued Tuesday there’s nothing new about a report suggesting the New Jersey governor may have another bridge problem.

The New York Times reported Monday that Christie’s administration was warned against directing funds from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about three years ago to pay for repairs to the crumbling Pulaski Skyway.

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Chris Christie plays ball
June 23rd, 2014
10:19 PM ET
1 month ago

Chris Christie plays ball

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a catcher on his high school baseball team, stepped up to the plate again Monday.

The New Jersey Republican joined a number of sports stars and celebrities to play in an annual charity softball game fundraising for the Boomer Esiason Foundation - an organization aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis - as well as for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Christie said the biggest difference between Monday's game, held at Yankee stadium, and his days as a high school catcher in New Jersey is about 40 years’ time.

"I'm 40 years older, you know 35 years older, that's about it. So that's the biggest difference. And then probably the way I play but we'll have to wait to see that," he told reporters before the game.

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Christie in spotlight at major social conservative gathering
June 19th, 2014
11:55 AM ET
1 month ago

Christie in spotlight at major social conservative gathering

Washington (CNN) - Ralph Reed can still draw a crowd.

Nine potential Republican presidential candidates will be speaking at the fifth annual Road to the Majority conference, which is organized by Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition. The event, which kicks off Thursday at a hotel in the nation's capital, is one of the largest annual gatherings of social conservative voters, who are a key part of the Republican Party's base.

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June 16th, 2014
08:26 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie: Fallon can talk you into doing things you wouldn't 'normally talk yourself into'

(CNN) – Chris Christie says he expects his widely-publicized dance performance with Jimmy Fallon that lit up social media may prompt future requests for him to bust a move.

Appearing on New Jersey 101.5's monthly "Ask the Governor" program, the New Jersey Republican said Fallon "makes me feel very comfortable."

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Christie doesn’t want N.J. to wind up like Detroit due to 'unsustainable' pensions
June 16th, 2014
08:06 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie doesn’t want N.J. to wind up like Detroit due to 'unsustainable' pensions

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes the state will resolve its budget problems, but reiterated he won’t raise taxes to do it and will stick to his plan to cut pension payments to stem the red ink.

Appearing on the “Ask the Governor” program on New Jersey 101.5 on Monday, Christie argued again that public pension and health care obligations are unsustainable over the long term, and tough medicine is needed to close an $807 million budget shortfall.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
June 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
2 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Christie’s New Hampshire 2016 message

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Washington (CNN) – Lessons from our trip around the "Inside Politics" table this Sunday: new challenges for two governors who also happen to be 2016 presidential prospects, a California court case that could reverberate in your school district and a Tennessee tea party test.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Education • Inside Politics • Lamar Alexander • Same-sex marriage • Scott Walker • Tea Party
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