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Christie’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Bridgegate

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s biggest problem is with social and religious conservatives. The New York Times reports: With the contretemps over lane closings on the George Washington Bridge on the back burner for now and Mr. Christie laying groundwork for a Republican presidential run, the persistent skepticism, unease and, in some cases, distrust that [...]

Chris Christie Gearing Up

The New Jersey governor is preparing for the possibility of a 2016 run, reports George Will. Christie has been crisscrossing the country, campaigning for and distributing contributions to Republican gubernatorial candidates. And campaigning for other Republicans. He carried over into this year $50 million the RGA had in its coffers; he has presided over the raising [...]

The New Jersey governor, elected with 60% of the vote, now has a 45% disapproval rating, with 46% approving. A Quinnipiac poll also shows that Hillary Clinton tops Christie among Jersey voters. Hillary Clinton has a 20 percentage point lead among women as she tops Gov. Christopher Christie 50 – 40 percent among all New [...]

The Department of Justice has concluded a 9 month investigation stating that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn’t know in advance that lanes would be closed on the George Washington Bridge. The probe to date has turned up no evidence Christie had any prior information or directed that lanes be closed for four days, federal [...]

When you’re running for president as a Republican you can’t be seen as doing something that entitles the poor to food, even if it costs you almost nothing. Three states are ending a program that qualified residents for extra food paid for by the federal government — including two, New Jersey andWisconsin, that are led [...]

Fitch has downgraded New Jersey’s bond rating for the second time this year citing the state’s poor economic performance and the governor’s decision to fill a budget gap by cutting $2.4 billion from the pension fund. Fitch said Christie’s decision to cut the pension payments this year marked a “repudiation” of a bipartisan plan he [...]

More Christie Bridgeghazi Woes

The Bergen Record is reporting that Port Authority police were ordered not to reopen the George Washington Bridge on the second day of the Fort Lee traffic jam. On the second day of the George Washington Bridge lane closures last year, a Port Authority police officer stationed at a traffic-clogged intersection near the bridge picked [...]

The law firm hired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is billing $7.3 million for handling bridgegate, a tab the taxpayer will pay. Gibson Dunn billed the state $784,459 for May, June and July, NJ.com said. The firm had already been paid $6.52 million on the legal bills through April. Christie hired Gibson Dunn in [...]

During a campaign stop in Illinois on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried efforts to simplify voter registration. He suggested that the higher voter turnout produced by such efforts is harmful to Republican candidates, and that Illinois’ new same-day voter registration statute is a Democratic “trick.” Referring to Illinois joining other states — including [...]

Joan Bramhall was shot to death and her husband died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

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