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May 24, 2012 | By Joshua Henne
In January 2011, amid much fanfare, Gov. Christie trekked out to Chicago on the heels of a public-relations blitz, promising to lure businesses and jobs from Illinois to New Jersey. His administration spent more than $300,000 in taxpayer money on an advertising campaign starring Christie himself. Newspapers ads ran up and down the state, from the Chicago Tribune to the State Journal-Register of Springfield, encouraging businesses to pick up stakes and relocate to the Garden State. Even though major employers such as Kraft Foods ignored or refused the governor's request for a meeting, Christie nonetheless immediately deemed the trip a success.
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June 12, 2012 | By Eric Mustin
Gov. Christie has been playing a game of chicken with the federal government over sports gambling, and he just threw his steering wheel out the window. He said he would proceed with plans to allow sports betting at New Jersey's racetracks and Atlantic City's casinos even though the federal government restricts such gambling to four states.   Christie campaigned on promises that he would lower taxes. But now he is advocating raising the most regressive tax of all: the ease and availability of gambling.
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July 12, 2012 | By Jeffrey Goldberg
No U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt has won reelection when the unemployment rate was more than 7.4 percent. That has many Republicans wondering why Mitt Romney isn't the runaway favorite over President Obama.   So why isn't he? Because Obama remains more popular personally than one would otherwise expect. Because the Obama campaign has been more effective at sowing doubt about Romney's record as a wealthy capitalist than the Romney campaign anticipated — which is evidence to some that Romney's campaign isn't overstaffed with brilliant strategists.
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August 30, 2012
IT WAS THE Odd Couple, Good Cop/Bad Cop, Beauty and the Beast, pick any divergent duo. Ann Romney and Chris Christie fit the bill. They looked different, sounded different and delivered different messages to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. But their aim was the same: blend together to (a) convince America that Mitt Romney is a caring human being and (b) sell voters on the notion that he and his party have tough-love solutions to move the nation forward. It was a one-two punch.
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September 29, 2011 | By Dick Polman, For The Inquirer
During his Reagan Library gig Tuesday night, Chris Christie fueled or dampened speculation that he may or may not be revisiting or reconsidering his decision or nondecision on whether his heart tells him whether he should lean toward or away from running for president in 2012. Or something like that. At this point, perhaps the Christie-parsers in the press corps, and all the Republicans who are so eager to anoint him their latest savior, might unearth a more definitive message if they took the audio version of his Tuesday speech and played it backward.
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March 24, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON Stuart Rabner rose from the ranks of federal prosecutor to New Jersey's chief justice with accolades from his former boss, Chris Christie. As U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie recommended Rabner to Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who recruited Rabner in 2005 as his chief counsel. Within 18 months, Corzine had nominated Rabner to the Supreme Court. Calling Rabner "a fabulous choice," Christie said: "There is not a job in the law that Stu Rabner could not do well.
NEWS
August 28, 2012
A LOOK AT TUESDAY'S highlights from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. 2 p.m. * RNC Chairman Reince Priebus * Roll call of the states to nominate presidential and vice-presidential candidates. 7 p.m. * House Speaker John Boehner * Former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum 8 p.m. * Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 9 p.m. * South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley 10 p.m. * Ann Romney * Keynote address from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Follow @CloutCon on Twitter for more.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
TRENTON - Synthetic marijuana is now banned in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday that would ban fake marijuana, which is sold under names like "K2," "Spice" and "Space Cadet. " Lawmakers overwhelmingly supported the ban. Christie's administration had already restricted access to the drugs last year by classifying them as controlled dangerous substances. Under the new law, people who make, distribute or possess them could face up to 10 years in prison.
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October 28, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
When the owner of the local diner kicked out his friends for not ordering food, he organized a boycott of the diner. When his baseball team's season ended in a loss, he wrote a letter to the local paper to publicly thank his coaches. And after a group of high school seniors painted their graduation year on the school roof, he promised the principal that it wouldn't happen again. Then he led the mission back up on the roof the following weekend to repaint "80. " Chris Christie, Livingston High School Class of 1980, was popular and a pretty good varsity catcher.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
WITH ONE WEEK to go, here are the ups and downs of Campaign 2012: UP - Chris Christie (left): New Jersey governor puts politics aside, will tour storm damage Wednesday with President Obama. UP - Al Gore: If someone's going to use Hurricane Sandy for political gain, at least he's talking about climate change. DOWN - Mitt Romney: In a memo to reporters, he takes out of context an Ed Rendell line about a "startling upset" being possible in Pennsylvania. DOWN - Donald Trump: Because of Sandy, he delays deadline for ridiculous stunt to get Obama to release records in exchange for $5 million to charity.
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March 28, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON A respected polling institute offered an explanation Wednesday for why it was way off the mark predicting the margin of victory for two key New Jersey elections last fall: Chris Christie for governor and Cory Booker for U.S. Senate. Survey participants were influenced by the order in which questions were asked, according to a report released Wednesday by Langer Research Associates, which was commissioned by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University to study the error of its ways.
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March 24, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON Stuart Rabner rose from the ranks of federal prosecutor to New Jersey's chief justice with accolades from his former boss, Chris Christie. As U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie recommended Rabner to Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who recruited Rabner in 2005 as his chief counsel. Within 18 months, Corzine had nominated Rabner to the Supreme Court. Calling Rabner "a fabulous choice," Christie said: "There is not a job in the law that Stu Rabner could not do well.
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February 20, 2014 | BY KATHLEEN SHAW
AS I FIND myself obsessively searching for the latest news about the Chris Christie saga, I can't help thinking back to the '70s, when I was just as obsessed with Richard Nixon's unfolding troubles. Then it dawned on me that whether or not Christie turns out to be guilty of any wrongdoing, right now there are some amazing similarities between Watergate and Bridgegate (besides the obvious water jokes). First of all, both scandals began with a seemingly innocuous incident that no one outside Washington (in Nixon's case)
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February 13, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON A New Jersey elections panel voted Tuesday that Gov. Christie's reelection campaign can use money remaining in its account and raise more funds to comply with subpoenas issued by legislators and federal prosecutors. The subpoenas stem from investigations into September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, which caused massive traffic jams and were allegedly carried out by Christie allies to exact political revenge against the mayor of Fort Lee. "I think it's critical, considering what the state is faced with at this point, that all the information regarding what occurred in September get to the authorities as quickly as possible and get to the public as quickly as possible, so that everybody can finally get the answers we're looking for," Ronald DeFilippis, chairman of the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)
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February 7, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
TORONTO'S CRACK-SMOKING mayor, Rob Ford , and his brother Doug Ford , a city councilor, are launching a YouTube series called "Ford Nation. " Ford asks people to "please judge me on my record, not my personal life" in a preview posted yesterday. Ford last year made international headlines when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor. He's also drawn attention for repeated erratic behavior - essentially the norm now for a politician - but he has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election.
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February 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU PROBABLY know about the best Super Bowl commercials so we decided to offer up the best tweets: * Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (@mcuban) wrote that he got off to a better start than either team: "I HAD SAFETY ON THE FIRST PLAY IN VEGAS !!!!!!!!!! 1mm to 1. $20mm BABY. #Unbelievable" * Speaking of rich guys, Microsoft's Bill Gates (@BillGates), a Seattle native, posted a geeky photo of himself dressed in a Seahawks cap and jersey along with the words: "Good luck to my hometown.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Campaign contributions and endorsements came flowing in from top New Jersey Democrats: Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the south and powerful Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo and rising star Cory Booker in the north. It was fall 2012, and most of the Democratic political apparatus - including the Assembly speaker and a former governor - was throwing its weight behind the mayor of Perth Amboy, a Middlesex County town of 50,000 with a nominally nonpartisan council.
NEWS
January 21, 2014
AS A resident of the city where Walt Whitman lived his senior years, it appeared as though Chris Christie's State of the State address gave the middle finger to my hometown. Most of the historic literature says that Camden is an undesirable town, dating all the way back to the days of Whitman. But I beg to differ that last school year only three students of the Camden City Public Schools were prepared for college. What college was he referring to: Cambridge or Oxford? Wayne E. Williams Camden Take this simple test: Describe the alleged corruption by the Christie administration without using the words Benghazi, birth certificate, "fast and furious" or Monica Lewinsky.
NEWS
January 19, 2014
Eliot Ness revisited Thank goodness for the Pennsylvania liquor Gestapo, which bravely arrested a Malvern lawyer for selling high-end wines ("Malvern lawyer charged with illegal wine sales," Monday). Another alleged hardened, dangerous criminal is taken off of the streets. Think of the havoc he could have wreaked on the poor, innocent citizens of our fair state. Oh, the humanity! Richard Holstein, West Chester Niagara on the Delaware Reading about the lawyer charged with illegal wine sales, I was struck by the fact that most of the wines being sold were otherwise unavailable in Pennsylvania ("Malvern lawyer charged with illegal wine sales," Monday)
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