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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) greets New Jersey Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Donald Trump’s $30 Million Casino Debt Almost Disappeared Under Christie: Report

According to a new report from the New York Times, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie allowed Donald Trump to settle $30 million worth of casino tax debts for less than 20 percent of the entire amount.

August 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held by Fox Business Network before the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

Chris Christie ‘Flat Out Lied’ About ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

A former aide to Chris Christie said in a text message that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” when he said senior staff members were not involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal in 2013, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

August 10, 2016
Patricia Smith speaks at the Republican National Convention.

The Republican Convention Is Weaponizing Grief

Patricia Smith was one of a staggering six total parents who appeared onstage to link the Democratic nominee and Democratic policies with the deaths of their sons, the rest of whom were killed in incidents on the U.S.-Mexico border or involving undocumented immigrants.

July 20, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican National Convention Follows Witch-Burning Script

Walking around the streets of Cleveland, it’s hard to miss the gendered nature of the contempt shown for Clinton, what with the tee shirts for sale that read “TRUMP THAT BITCH,” or the frequent references to Trump’s cojones.

July 20, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves goodbye as he leaves the stage after his wife Melania concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Could Seek New Law To Purge Government Of Obama Appointees

Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump’s White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

July 20, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Carlson/File Photo

All Of Trump’s Possible VP Picks Disagree With Him On Trade Deals

Before Trump stomped onto the scene last year, the Republican consensus on trade was nearly unanimous. Now, Trump has another problem: All of his potential vice presidents are free traders.

July 13, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks in a press conference at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Comparing Trump’s Not-So-Super VP Candidates

Donald Trump is in the middle of a tough search for a vice president — any vice president. No one seems to want the job, and Trump is scrambling to show the world a ticket that makes him look like anything other than a crazy reality star who’s been wandering onto the wrong cable channels. We at The National Memo decided to put together a little tip sheet to make his choice easier.

July 11, 2016
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Trump’s Chump: The Self-Soiling Of Christopher Christie

Ah, those craven fiends atop the Republican Party, whoring before power and calling it “unity.” Consider Chris Christie: We haven’t seen political hypocrisy this flagrant since Richard Nixon savaged Harry Truman in 1960 for uttering the word “damn.”

July 9, 2016
U.S. Senator Corker participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Two Top Trump VP Picks Decline To Join His Ticket

After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.

July 6, 2016
A giant American flag hangs from the West tower of the George Washington Bridge in between New York and New Jersey ahead of the U.S.-Germany 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match June 26, 2014. REUTER/Mike Segar

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Revealing ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators

The three-judge panel at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia did not immediately rule, and a rapid-fire volley of skeptical questions aimed at lawyers for both sides made it difficult to predict how the court was leaning.

June 7, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump Pays Christie’s Debt, Insists ‘You’re Not Eating Oreos Anymore’

Chris Christie will just have to listen to Donald Trump’s dietary guidelines.

May 20, 2016
The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Appeals Court Delays Release Of NJ’s ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators List

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey.

May 17, 2016
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Christie To Head Trump Transition Team

While a transition team does now exist on paper, the team doesn’t even have an official press contact. Instead, all queries are instructed to be sent to the New Jersey governor’s director of communications — quite possibly a violation of federal and state law prohibiting the use of public funds for use in campaigns.

May 9, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) greets New Jersey Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Trump Picks Christie To Head Transition Team

“Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November.”

May 9, 2016
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Cartoon: Christie For Veep?

Chris Christie is sitting by the phone.

May 6, 2016
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Christie: No Plans To Campaign With Trump Ahead Of New York Primary

Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t have any plans to campaign with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in neighboring New York in the coming days. The New Jersey governor brushed off a question about stumping for Trump during a press conference in Atlantic City on Wednesday.

April 7, 2016
Donald Trump shakes hands with Chris Christie after Christie endorsed Trump's candidacy. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Chris Christie’s Star Has Fallen

“His craven endorsement of Donald Trump is only the final blow, the moment when he lost any shred of credibility.”

March 24, 2016
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Endorse This: Donald Trump Mocks Christie To His Face

Is Chris Christie really under duress? It’s looking ever more likely.

March 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump with former rival candidate Christie at his side speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach

New Jersey Governor Christie Says He Urged Trump Not To Leave Republican Party

Christie: “I’ve know Donald Trump for 14 years, and Donald Trump is not a bigot.”

March 3, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Standing Behind Donald Trump

The late night shows were all discussing one topic: The Super Tuesday results, and Donald Trump’s continued takeover of the Republican Party.

March 3, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on at his primary election night party Nashua, New Hampshire

6 Newspapers: Dump Chris Christie

Maybe if brazen governors were routinely called to face the consequences of their inactions, politicians would stop being so damn despicable.

March 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign event in Radford

Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
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Flashback: When Christie Ripped ‘The Crazies’ For Bigotry Against Muslims

So has Christie abandoned his principles of pluralism and tolerance — or were these principles just an opportunistic pose to begin with?

February 26, 2016
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Chris Christie Drops Out Of Presidential Race

New Hampshire and Iowan primary and caucus voters don’t believe Chris Christie is “telling it like it is.”

February 10, 2016
Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump cartoon

Christie And Rubio And Spectators

“So my dear wife, you see why I never attacked Chris Christie…”

February 10, 2016