May 14, 2015 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gov. Christie attacked President Obama's economic record while calling for lower income and corporate tax rates during a speech Tuesday, the latest installment in a push to gain presidential ground in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Christie, who also called for a less restrictive approach to government regulation and a national energy strategy that would include completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, said the Democratic president's "high-tax, heavy-regulation" policies were responsible for a slow economic recovery that has taken a particular toll on the middle class.
May 12, 2015
A story Sunday on Gov. Christie campaigning in New Hampshire wrongly reported the timing of his "Get the hell off the beach" comment. It preceded Hurricane Irene in 2011.
May 11, 2015 |
CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie resumed his courting of New Hampshire voters last week with a packed two-day pass through the early presidential primary state that included stops at a diner and bar, a town-hall-style meeting, and a pledge to return. At a Republican dinner Thursday in Keene, he tried to connect with stories about his parents and "why I am the way I am. " At a diner Friday in Amherst, Christie, accompanied by wife Mary Pat, told patrons that "coming up to New Hampshire to engage with all of you is invigorating.
May 10, 2015 |
DOVER, N.H. - At the very end of his two-day trip courting voters in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Gov. Christie got a question from the public on a topic he is trying to move beyond: the George Washington Bridge scandal. After taking questions for 80 minutes at a town-hall meeting in a bar here Friday night, Christie called on a woman who informed him she was originally from Teaneck, N.J. "When I heard about the bridge scandal, I was beyond horrified," said Eileen Sahagian, now of Durham.
May 5, 2015 |
The Eagles agreed to terms with the following undrafted rookies: WR Rasheed Bailey, Delaware Valley University, Roxborough High (6-2, 205); G Brett Boyko, UNLV (6-7, 301); G Malcom Bunche, UCLA (6-6, 320); C Mike Coccia, New Hampshire (6-3, 302); WR Devante Davis, UNLV (6-3, 215); LB Jordan Dewalt-Ondijo, Duke (6-4, 240); TE Andrew Gleichert, Michigan State (6-5, 264); WR John Harris, Texas (6-2, 218); G Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney (6-4, 298). Also: RB/KR Raheem Mostert, Purdue (5-11, 190)
May 4, 2015 |
He did not stand before a Patton -size flag, mingle with real voters in a coffee shop, or ride to Iowa in a Scooby Van. Dispensing with the usual staging of presidential campaigns, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held a news conference on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol last week to launch a challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Sanders, an independent who has called himself a socialist, railed against income inequality, higher childhood poverty, and the seeming choke hold of the wealthy on politics.
April 20, 2015 |
HUDSON, N.H. - Ejected brass shell casings, glittering as the light caught them, flew as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emptied a Sig Sauer P238 pistol at a human silhouette target at the Granite State Indoor Range & Gun Shop. Saturday was a great day to test the compact weapon for his wife, Janet, who wants something less bulky to carry, and to pay homage to the Second Amendment as a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate in the first primary state. At the tail-end of mud season and after the sugar maple trees had been tapped for syrup, ambitions were rising in New Hampshire last week as Huckabee and 18 other Republican candidates or potential candidates for president trooped through the state and gathered for a two-day forum hosted by the state party in Nashua.
April 19, 2015 |
NASHUA, N.H. - Car-rental agencies likely were cleared out of Chevrolet Suburbans as almost every Republican presidential hopeful, major and minor, flocked to New Hampshire on Friday for the state's first candidate forum, a chance to jostle for some political oxygen in a crowded field. In all, 17 declared or potential GOP candidates were scheduled to participate in the First in the Nation Leadership Summit. The two-day fund-raiser for the state party and unofficial start of the primary season resumes Saturday.
April 18, 2015 |
Although he is giving every sign of running for president, Gov. Christie says he still has not decided whether he will throw his hat in the ring. "We're still going through the really personal part of this decision," the potential Republican contender said in an interview with Matt Lauer broadcast Thursday on the NBC Today show. "You don't rush that decision. " "I've got a day job to do, which is really important," Christie also said in the interview, recorded over milkshakes in a diner in New Hampshire, where the governor spent two days this week testing the presidential waters.
April 18, 2015 |
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. - After spending two days telling New Hampshire voters about a need to reform federal entitlement programs and bashing President Obama's foreign policy, Gov. Christie resumed the town-hall circuit at home Thursday by returning to his bread-and-butter state issues: public worker benefits and education. The governor, a prospective candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, wants public workers to contribute more toward their health benefits to align New Jersey's plans with those in the private sector.