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
1 month 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
Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison
June 13th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Friday he disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry's recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I disagree with them. I don't believe that's an apt analogy and not one that should be made because I think it's wrong," the New Jersey Republican told reporters Friday in San Francisco.

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The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat
June 13th, 2014
08:35 PM ET
1 month ago

The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he spoke with employees and also did a live chat for about an hour Friday night.

The governor’s blunt style came across on a computer screen just as well as it does on camera.

“Is there a way to impeach yourself?” one person asked.

“Unfortunately for you, no,” Christie responded.

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June 13th, 2014
06:32 AM ET
1 month ago

Chris Christie, Jimmy Fallon dance around testy issues

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bust a move on late night TV.

And the New Jersey Republican danced with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon around testy issues such as the George Washington Bridge controversy, which has cast a shadow over the Republican governor and his administration, a potential run for president, his weight, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss.

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Top aide says bridge scandal became ‘major distraction’ for Christie
Kevin O'Dowd, Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff, tesitfies before a legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge controversy, Trenton, New Jersey, June 9, 2014 (CNN)
June 9th, 2014
07:28 PM ET
1 month ago

Top aide says bridge scandal became ‘major distraction’ for Christie

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - The George Washington Bridge scandal had become "a major distraction" to Gov. Chris Christie last December, according to his chief of staff, who also said on Monday that a central figure in the uproar denied any involvement when confronted.

Kevin O'Dowd became the most senior member of the Christie administration to testify before a legislative committee looking into the controversy that has upended the Republican’s administration just as he considers a bid for president in 2016.

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‘It’s all garbage,’ Christie on criticism he isn’t popular outside N.J.
June 9th, 2014
12:36 PM ET
2 months ago

‘It’s all garbage,’ Christie on criticism he isn’t popular outside N.J.

(CNN) - Known for his blunt, tough-talking disposition, Gov. Chris Christie said he’s confident his personality can take root in places beyond New Jersey–that is if his political aspirations expand nationwide someday.

“I hear people say all the time, ‘Oh you know, you wouldn’t play well in the South, or you wouldn’t play well in Iowa.’ It’s all garbage. People are people,” the Republican governor said Monday on Sports Radio 94WIP Philadelphia.

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