August 17, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Out on the Boardwalk, across from the Donald Trump-branded-but-no-longer-owned Taj Mahal, regulars have a unique view on the 2016 Republican presidential race. "They're fake," Tony Johnson, on a familiar family jaunt from North Carolina, said as he sat face-to-face with a big TRUMP sign. He was talking about the candidates, not the faux-Taj spires. "I came here because I hate Chris Christie," said Cinnaminson teacher Jackie Wilson, explaining her choice of the Taj, in effect voting with room nights.
November 7, 2015 |
Gov. Christie was sent down to the minors Thursday. The New Jersey governor was bumped from next week's main GOP presidential debate after failing to muster enough support in national polls to qualify. Christie did not meet the threshold set by Fox Business Network, which required candidates to average at least 2.5 percent support among likely Republican voters in the four most recent national polls that met its criteria to qualify for Tuesday's debate in Milwaukee. The network announced the lineup Thursday night, and Christie fell short.
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.
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.
February 15, 2016 |
Yes, it happened! More than 2,000 brave souls plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of Sea Isle City's 22nd annual Polar Bear Plunge. Temperatures were about 20 degrees in this Cape May County town on the Jersey Shore, according to weather reports. Katherine Custer, a city spokeswoman, said the cold-weather event "attracts many people from all walks of life. " West Chester's James "Jimmy" Cahaley, 28, did a flip as he entered the foamy and frigid surf.
January 27, 2016 |
I spent the snowy weekend getting to know Chris Christie all over again, the governor who at first fascinated, and eventually infuriated, me. The man I first encountered six years ago has been so busy barnstorming America - on what looks more and more like a quixotic quest for the presidency - that I'd forgotten how beguiling he could be. But as the flakes fly and the wind blows, I stay in my jammies and savor my friend and former Inquirer colleague...
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.
June 1, 2011
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee voted, 12-0, Tuesday to retain Col. Rick Fuentes as head of the New Jersey State Police. Fuentes cited numerous accomplishments by the state police under his tenure, such as being granted a new accreditation. He detailed his efforts to combat the force's high retirement rate and to crack down on alcohol-related incidents involving state troopers. Fuentes was appointed in 2003 by Gov. James E. McGreevey and reappointed by Gov. Jon S. Corzine.
July 8, 2016 |
Gov. Christie's campaign last year to overhaul pension and health benefits for New Jersey's public employees hasn't come to fruition. But the governor took action last week that could serve as a bargaining chip in his call to cut costs: He tied millions of dollars for municipalities and nonprofits in the state budget to negotiations over worker health benefits. Christie issued an executive order placing nearly $100 million into reserve from the $34.5 billion fiscal year budget he signed into law last week.
October 5, 2011
IS GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE running for national office? Yesterday he answered with a definitive "no. " It's not the first time he's said it, in so many words. * Nov 4, 2010: "Short of suicide, I don't really know what I'd have to do to convince you people that I'm not running [for president]. I'm not running!" * Nov 24, 2010: "Can you see me as anybody's vice president?" * Feb 16: "Apparently, I actually have to commit suicide to convince people I'm not running. " * May 3: "I got enough damn problems in New Jersey.